Classic Football Debates Settled Once and For All, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Random House, Oct 13, 2009 - Humor - 368 pages
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At last! The award-winning Baker & Kelly bring you the most entertaining, radical and unreliable football book ever published. The Two Dannys argue the toss, spill the beans and chew that fat about everything and anything from the biggest questions down to stuff they have frankly invented themselves.

Which club has the handsomest fans? Who is the greatest player of all time? Pele? Maradona? Puskas? Rougvie? Have foreign players helped or hindered the English game? Well, Marco Boogers, well? And who was the greatest football dad, Fred Baker or Andy Kelly?

Now with even more footballing facts, myths and legends, the paperback asks (and answers) hard-hitting questions, such as, what was the greatest ever World Cup? Just how much pathetic World Cup tat can one own, Danny Kelly? And where do all those beautiful women in the crowd come from?

A cornucopia of footballing fun and well-crafted wisdom that is certain to sell like beer-flavoured crisps. Baker & Kelly: Sometimes right sometimes wrong - but always certain.

  

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Review: Classic Football Debates Settled Once and For All: Vol.1

User Review  - Ipswichblade - Goodreads

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Review: Classic Football Debates Settled Once and For All: Vol.1

User Review  - dryope - Goodreads

The obvious trouble with this book is, that someone told its authors they were funny. They are not. It is sometimes bearable bordering on good when it contains honest earnest moments of personal ... Read full review

Contents

Why not us? An introduction
1
Who got the ball rolling?
23
World Cup double debate
48
Should footballers be allowed to bring flick knives onto the
62
The Godfather recast with football stars
73
What is it like to actually get paid to be at the World Cup?
88
Kelly?
117
Twenty facts for your files
148
Then is superstition permissible?
201
Can you pick an alltime England team of just people called
209
Is it permissible to have feelings for a player beyond those
215
Ten words or phrases never used in connection with
217
and David Bowie Check it out
230
Are there any decent books about football?
251
What do managers of national sides actually do between
263
How can I smell like a footballer?
279

Cosmically bored adventures with Paul Gascoigne 753
173
How can my club save money?
174
Are English referees the best in the world? or English referees
181
Which is the dirtiest team of all time?
187
Which footballing folk could hold their own in the squared
195
How is my club perceived by the wider public or word
295
What is the fewest number of players a team can legally field?
311
Has a player ever suddenly fled the field?
312
Could the Vatican City win the World Cup?
325
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About the author (2009)

Broadcast legend Danny Baker was the pioneering presenter of the original football phone-in 6-0-6 on the BBC until he was fired. Twice. He is now back on the show long term. Danny also has his own show on BBC Radio London - The Danny Baker Show. He also began the whole Own Goals and Gaffes Xmas video industry later jumped on by everyone from Neil Kinnock to Judge Judy and for this he apologises unreservedly. He neither likes nor cares about any other football club than his own (Millwall).

Publishing overlord Danny Kelly is former editor of NME, Q and Total Sport , and founder of the Football365 website. He has a daily show on TalkSport and broadcasts regularly on BBC FiveLive. He appals Baker by knowing 97.4% of everything there is to know about football and 85.3% about every other sport. Except tennis, which is rubbish because it requires servants to fetch the balls. He loves Spurs but annoys those who sit around him at White Hart Lane by booing the team as they run out just in case.

Danny Baker and Danny Kelly have broadcast their award-scooping stuff for years now and have co-written a weekly sports column for the Times, until that was sacked too. Immediately after, their Baker & Kelly football podcast became the country's no.1 sports download. NUMBER ONE. There, suck that up all you lily livered hair-trigger quaking BBC execs.This is their first book.

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