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Football Lexicon

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Why is a left foot either trusty or educated, but a right foot is neither?

Why is a bad back pass almost invariably suicidal?

Why can you score from a corner with a free header, but never with a free shot?

Why are hooligans always a tiny minority even when there seem to be hundreds of them throwing seats across Kenilworth Road?

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Published December 2nd 2004 by Faber Faber
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Rob
Jan 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Perhaps a little indulgent of me to include this on my list but in spite of being best friends with one of the authors, I can recommend this as an exquisitely well written and laugh-out-loud expose of the curious terminology employed by football folk. The examples used are drawn from the obscure outer reaches of lower division and international soccer. Leigh is also the author and editor of books on Voltaire and Beaumarchais so has a range of strings to his bow.
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