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Titel: Michael Parkinson on Football
Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Signiert: Signed by Author(s)
Art des Buches: book
2001. 314 pages. Signed by the author. Teal, pictorial dust jacket over black cloth. Signed photograph of Michael Parkinson at front endpaper. Firm binding. Mild foxing, tanning and handling marks over pages with B&W illustrations. Mild rubbing along edges. Unclipped jacket. Mild wear along edges and over surfaces. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1444648429CEB
Inhaltsangabe: Michael Parkinson takes a detailed look at the game of football as a whole, from its grassiest roots to the superpowers of world football. From the premier league to players' behaviour, penalty shoot-outs to the role of the media, wage demands, the national team and much, much more. In this fascinating and often hilarious volume Parkinson gives his views on most aspects of the modern game, whilst also casting his mind back to a time when newspapers didn't care whether footballers wore their wives knickers or not. He pays tribute to some of the great names of the past such as Stanley Matthews and Bobby Moore, and offers opinions on more recent headline-makers like Paul Gascoigne and Eric Cantona. Superstars such as George Best and David Beckham are also discussed, with one of the most respected observers of both sport and celebrity bringing his unique personal insight to bear.
Rezension: The much-loved Michel Parkinson takes a detailed and affectionate look at the game of football, from its grassiest roots to the superpowers of world football, from the Premier League to players' behaviour, penalty shoot-outs to the role of the media, wage demands, the national team and many other aspects for the game. Parkinson's bluff Yorkshireman persona can at times be as irritating as that other professional Yorkshireman, Geoff Boycott, but (unlike the latter) Parkinson has a pronounced sense of humour, and the absurdities of the game often fall under his sardonic wit. Parkinson has been known to lament the fact that the people who appear on chat shows these days are often untalented nonentities (this, after all, is a man who interviewed Fred Astaire and Kirk Douglas), and he is particularly scathing about the absurd fascination with the private lives of many of the more intellectually challenged of today's players. His heart is clearly with such great names of the past as Stanley Matthews and Bobby Moore, and his opinions on the more recent headline grabbers such as Paul Gascoigne, Eric Cantona and David Beckham make for choice reading. Whatever your views on the standard of the game today, Parkinson is a wise and balanced observer, and his book is a refreshing antidote to the ludicrous posturing of many of the game's protagonists.
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