Dribble pearson harry. Dribble! : the unbelievable football encyclopaedia (Book, 2009) [fentonia.com] 2019-01-29

Dribble pearson harry Rating: 7,9/10 1353 reviews

Harry Pearson (journalist)

dribble pearson harry

It includes definitive explanations of everyday phrases such as the magic of the cup and low centre of gravity ; a complete guide to becoming a terrace character and an in-depth account of how Roy Keane s pyjamas got him a smack on the nose. Harry Pearson reminds us of what it used to be like. This looked like an ideal book for a summer read on the beach. While unemployed people litter the streets of our cities, footballers being paid £100,000 + per week are lighting their cigars with £20 notes. I was puzzled by a reviewer on Amazon who bought it expecting something similar to The Far Corner or Slipless In Settle. As mentioned this is a great book to take with you on the beach.

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Dribble! : Harry Pearson : 9780316027946

dribble pearson harry

It is extremely funny but also rather sad. Be warned your head will explode if you attempt to read this in one go. In fact his columns and Marina Hyde's are the two main reasons why The Grauniad is my sports sections of choice. Although its about football, its equally about the North East, its culture and its people. Jonny Cash dubbed himself 'The Man in Black' in homage to his idol, referee Arthur Ellis, and 'I Walk the Line' is arguably the greatest song ever written about the life of an assistant referee.

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Dribble! : Harry Pearson : 9780349122441

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I think im too young to know much and almost all of the leagues mentioned in the book are still not available in other countries other than England. It also addresses hitherto ignored aspects of the beautiful game, including its longstanding relationship with country and western music. Johnny Cash dubbed himself 'The Man in Black' in homage to his idol, referee Arthur Ellis and wrote what is arguably the greatest song ever written about the life of an assistant referee - 'I Walk the Line'. Still a good book but better for older readers who lived through the experience in early 90s england. Strictly of interest to social historians, The Far Corner is about football soccer in North East England in bygone days. A very good book on football at all levels - both amateur and professional in the North-east.

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Dribble! : the unbelievable football encyclopaedia (Book, 2009) [fentonia.com]

dribble pearson harry

Let it be known that I am biggest fan. Suffice to say that I immediately ordered a copy. This phrase has been repeated so often that it is hard to avoid the conclusion that if some football folk had their way the He Got The Ball Principle would replace presumption of innocence as the cornerstone of the English legal system. Harry Pearson was born and brought up on the edge of Teesside. A hilarious encyclopaedia of football myths, legends and cliches. Pearson crosses the region watching games spanning the full spectrum of league levels from Premier League Newcastle, down through into the non leagues, capturing a comprehensive picture of the passion and importanc 20 years after it was written, this book is still one of my favourites.

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Harry Pearson: Far Corner (ePUB)

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It is extremely funny but also rather sad. Ten years in the making, Dribble! It includes definitive explanations of everyday phrases such as 'the magic of the cup' and 'low centre of gravity'; a complete guide to becoming a terrace character and an in-depth account of how Roy Keane's pyjamas got him a smack on t Ten years in the making, Dribble! It also addresses hitherto ignored aspects of the beautiful game, including its longstanding relationship with Country and Western. That being said, it did have me laughing out loud a couple of times and I think that Pearson does do a decent job of capturing the way that football is seen in the North-East. It includes definitive explanations of everyday phrases such as 'the magic of the cup' and 'low centre of gravity'; a complete guide to becoming a terrace character and an in-depth account of how Roy Keane's pyjamas got him a smack on the nose. This is an author with an encyclopaedic knowledge of football, with a thorough grounding in modern culture, and with a brilliant sense of humour who - rare among his peers - knows when to stop. Wanting to get up and read them aloud to everybody else in the carriage. It also addresses hitherto ignored aspects of the beautiful game, including its longstanding relationship with Country and Western.

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Dribble!: The Unbelievable Encyclopaedia of Football by Harry Pearson

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Many of the matches in the middle of nowhere, on a winswept field on the side of a hill. Today a player in one of the region's two Premier League teams is more likely to come from Marseilles than Houghton-Le Spring. There were quite a few of the references that went over my head. Ten years in the making, Dribble! It is affectionate, hilarious and truthful and pokes fun in a way that only someone from the North East can get away with. Today a player in one of the region's two Premier League teams is more likely to come from Marseilles than Houghton-Le Spring. It also addresses hitherto ignored aspects of the beautiful game, including its longstanding relationship with Country and Western. Today, nothing better illustrates the changes more than the nationalities of the Region's top three teams.

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Dribble! : Harry Pearson : 9780349122441

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Ten years in the making, Dribble! Author of The Blue Pencil thebluepencil. A kind of blueprint for understanding who people become so obsessed with football and can become engrossed locally in the non-league scene. He is the author of eight works of non-fiction. If he took the time to read the above description he would have seen that this was not going to be anything like that. It is affectionate, hilarious and truthful and pokes fun in a way that only someone from the North East can get away with. Johnny Cash dubbed himself The Man in Black in homage to his idol, referee Arthur Ellis and wrote what is arguably the greatest song ever written about the life of an assistant referee - I Walk the Line.

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Dribble!: The Unbelievable Encyclopaedia of Football by Harry Pearson

dribble pearson harry

Johnny Cash dubbed himself 'The Man in Black' in homage to his idol, referee Arthur Ellis and wrote what is arguably the greatest song ever written about the life of an assistant referee - 'I Walk the Line'. To be a little overly critical, the book is a touch dated. I remember reading The Far Corner on the train and bursting out with laughter at some of the passages. Not quite the style of book that I usually go for, but definitely one that I enjoyed. Pearson crosses the region watching games spanning the full spectrum of league levels from Premier League Newcastle, down through into the non leagues, capturing a comprehensive picture of the passion and importance that the sport holds in the region. Something which is lighthearted and irrelevant.

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Harry Pearson

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In this book Harry Pearson did something that I attempted with , but he did it better. The Far Corner - A Mazy Dribble through North-East Football, was runner-up for the William Hill Prize and has been named as one of the Fifty Greatest Sports Books of All Time by both the Observer and The Times. . Much of what he wrote happened in the Northern Premier League too, which at that time included some North Eastern teams. It includes definitive explanations of everyday phrases such as 'the magic of the cup' and 'low centre of gravity'; a complete guide to becoming a terrace character and an in-depth account of how Roy Keane's pyjamas got him a smack on the nose. Instructive and funny, it captures the various the highs and lows of football fandom. Sunderland are managed by a Uruguayan who seems to be a good bloke , Middlesborough by a Spaniard who may be a good bloke and, worst of all, Newcastle by somebody from the South of England! Although its about football, its equally about the North East, its culture and its people.

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