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Football Thronkersaurus - Dan Walker

Football Thronkersaurus - Dan Walker

Title: Football Thronkersaurus

Author:  Dan Walker

ISBN:  9781471136290

Weight:  870g

Signed first edition, first printing



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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

Title:Football Thronkersaurus
Sub title:Football’s Finest Tales
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Edition features:

This is a beautifully produced book that uses coloured text to emphasis headings and subheadings.  It’s lavishly illustrated throughout with both colour and black-and-white photographs plus a host of images, pictograms, and illustrations.

In addition, it’s section bound and printed on heavy weight art paper with a coated finish.  The jacket has a matt laminate finish with gloss highlights.

Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed:On the front free endpaper
Lined: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
Size (h x w x d):224 x 146 x 21mm
Design Credits
Jacket design:Mecob
Jacket images:Johnny Ring

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