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Football Thronkersaurus - Dan Walker

Football Thronkersaurus - Dan Walker
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Title: Football Thronkersaurus

Author:  Dan Walker

ISBN:  9781471136290

Weight:  870g

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Football Thronkersaurus by Dan Walker

A wonderful and hilarious collection of sporting trivia and curiosities, inspired by Dan Walker’s own experiences on Football Focus

It was while commentating on a Goal of the Month competiton that Dan Walker uttered the immortal line: “What a strike from Mike Sheron – what a thronker!”  He’d coined the term to describe a long-range shot that blasted into the net, threatening to annihilate any passing pigeon.

Since then, he has been trying to get the word accepted – if not by the OED then at least by Countdown.  Hence this book has become a Thronkersaurus, a book that tells the hilarious stories of the great and not-so-great moments in footballing history.

Taking his own experiences as a starting point, Walker journeys to obscure areas of football to find the most extraordinary tales.  He still worries that the Barcelona scouts lost the trail when his local newspaper reported his two goals as having been scored by David Wacker instead.  But then again, who was Joe Kinnear talking about when he referred to Charles Insomnia?

Whether it is players sacrificing lizards to bring them luck, or the moment when Walker yelled at Pele to stop him signing some merchandise for him, this is a brilliant collection of wonderful moments and hilarious anecdotes that will surprise and and entertain all who read it.

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Football Thronkersaurus
Sub title: Football's Finest Tales
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features: This book is lavishly illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white photographs and a host of images, pictograms and illustrations.
Book features: Black boards with silver coloured text on spine, white endpapers.  Coloured text is used to emphasis headings and subheadings; the text is printed on a quality, heavy paper with a coated finish.
Jacket features: Matt laminate finish with gloss highlights
Overall condition: Fine / Very fine – some minor pushing to spine ends
Signed: Yes – on the front free endpaper
Lined: Yes – with a non-specific dedication, e.g. ‘Thanks a gazillion’ or ‘Big love’ followed by Dan’s signature
Book Stats
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
Printed by: L.E.G.O. SpA, Italy
ISBN 13: 9781471136290
ISBN 10: 1471136299
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 254
Size (h x w x d): 224 x 146 x 21mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Mecob
Jacket images: Johnny Ring
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