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Black Boots and Football Pinks - 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game - cover

Black Boots and Football Pinks - 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game

Daniel Gray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport

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A delightful exploration of the small details that make football great, from streakers to cup replays, paper tickets to floodlight failings, brawls, fanzines and cycling shorts, and of course, football pinks. 
Written with wit, nostalgia for the past, and packed with interesting facts to please any football fan. 
 
Entries include: 
1. Sharing the scores from elsewhere 
2. Referee occupations and hometowns 
3. Stripy, tartan and other turf patterns 
4. Black boots 
5. Late fitness tests 
6. Streakers 
7. Knowing the names of grounds 
8. Keepers in trousers and hats 
9. Local shirt and hoarding sponsors 
10. Football Pinks

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