Day of the Match: A History of Football in 365 Days

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Boxtree, 2008 - Soccer - 378 pages
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365 days. 365 stories. Some of them are familiar to every football fan, such as the 1966 World Cup Final or the 1985 Heysel disaster, but what about the day a dog urinated on Jimmy Greaves mid-match in 1962, or the accidental death of Celtic goalkeeper John Thomson during a 1931 Old Firm game?

From FA Cup shocks to betting scandals and from football's greatest games to football's greatest battles (a toss-up between Estudiantes vs Milan in 1969 and Batty vs Le Saux in 1995), Day of the Match is entertaining football trivia at its very best, bursting at the seams with funny, tragic, forgotten stories from the history of the beautiful game.

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About the author (2008)

Scott Murray writes for the Guardian, FourFourTwo, GQ and's massively popular minute-by-minute reports and Fiver daily football email. He is regularly accused by livid readers of being a rabidly biased Liverpool, Manchester United, Celtic and Rangers supporter.

Rowan Walker was born in Huddersfield and has lived, worked and watched football in Spain, India, Nigeria, Italy, Brazil and France. Although never selected to play for a team, she was asked to be a goalpost for the boys' team at school. She currently works at the Observer and also contributes to the arts and entertainment site.

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