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Football Clichés

Football Clichés

  • Author: Adam Hurrey
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472220374
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 160
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'A must-have' - The Telegraph 'Book of the Week' - The Independent 'Hilarious' - Sport Magazine In what other context do football fans use the words 'aplomb' or 'derisory'? Why don't we use 'rifle' as a verb on the other six days of the week? Why do aggrieved midfielders feel the instinctive need to make a giant ball-shaped gesture with both hands after a mistimed tackle is punished? The more football Adam Hurrey watched, the more he began to spot the recurring mannerisms, behaviours, opinions and iconography that were mindlessly repeated in the football media. Some cliches are ridiculous, some are quaintly outdated, some have survived through their sheer indisputability. Here, featuring gloriously pseudo-scientific diagrams and the inimitable writing style that made footballcliches.com a smash hit, they are covered in all their glory.

Football Clichés: World Cup Guide

Football Clichés: World Cup Guide

  • Author: Adam Hurrey
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472220560
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 32
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Dark Horses, Dutch in-fighting, the Group of Death, taking on fluids, writing the Germans off (at your peril)... As the small matter of the World Cup approaches, Adam Hurrey turns his attention to the clichés that abound at football's world stage. FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY Featuring: - World Cup TV preview (BBC vs ITV) - England Expects (And Other World Cup Clichés) - The Perfect World Cup - A Speculative Effort: England at USA '94 Look out for Adam's full-length book, Football Clichés, coming soon.

Football and Management

Football and Management

Comparisons between Sport and Enterprise

  • Author: S. Soderman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230391184
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 286
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What happens off the football pitch? This volume mixes storytelling with theoretical and conceptual reasoning to analyse marketing, product, product development and management, as well as (in football terms), the atmosphere, match, training and club management.

Myths and Facts about Football

Myths and Facts about Football

The Economics and Psychology of the World’s Greatest Sport

  • Author: Patric Andersson,Peter Ayton,Carsten Schmidt
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 144381525X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 430
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This book presents accounts of economic and psychological analyses of association football (or “soccer” as it is popularly known in the USA). As football is widely accepted to be the world’s most popular sport, the case for scientific investigation of its characteristics is self-evident. As the contributions to this book demonstrate, the game of football offers an ideal opportunity to empirically investigate a wide range of broad issues, for example: behavioural decision-making; judgmental forecasting; motivation; game-theoretic models of strategic choice; competition and labour markets. Are teams more likely to concede a goal after having just scored? Does the team going first in a penalty shoot-out have an advantage? Should goal-keepers dive or stay put for penalty kicks? Do referees make decisions consistently? Why do fans like their teams? What factors influence the career of footballers? How well can experts predict football matches? How accurate are prediction markets? How does the stock-market react to match outcomes? These questions and others are addressed in this book. A particular focus is the investigation of popular conceptions—and misconceptions—about football. Of interest to psychologists, behavioural economists and football enthusiasts with an analytic approach to understanding the game, this book brings together contributions from a range of academic disciplines and will stimulate further research into football and the intriguing insights into behaviour it offers. See feature article in The Independent, October 8th, 2008: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/fact-or-fiction-form-in-football-954440.html Listen to interview with Patric Andersson on Swedish National Radio http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/P1/program/index.asp?ProgramID=1302 Read Chris Charles’s blog on BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2008/10/lies_damned_lies_and_statictic.html

Brandweek

Brandweek

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Advertising
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STATS Pro Football Revealed, 1994

STATS Pro Football Revealed, 1994

The 100-Yard War

  • Author: STATS Inc,STATS, Inc. Staff,Stats Publishing
  • Publisher: STATS Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781884064050
  • Category: Football
  • Page: 408
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TV Guide

TV Guide

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Television programs
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The Western Humanities Review

The Western Humanities Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Humanities
  • Page: 23
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Sunday Morning Quarterback

Sunday Morning Quarterback

Going Deep on the Strategies, Myths, and Mayhem of Football

  • Author: Phil Simms,Vic Carucci
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061754994
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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An in-depth and surprising look at the game, Sunday Morning Quarterback will dramatically change the way you watch football. You've heard all the football clichés: "Their offense is too predictable," or "They've got to win the turnover battle," or "They didn't make any halftime adjustments." Perhaps you've heard them so often that you've come to see them as obvious truths. Phil Simms, after an illustrious career as a Super Bowl–winning quarterback and a broadcaster, is here to tell you that these -- and many other blanket statements taken as gospel -- are all myths, and whoever says them has no idea of what they're talking about. Drilling deep into the core of football, Simms also shows the hidden signs that players look for that can determine the outcome of a game. Whether it's discovering how a linebacker positions his feet before he blitzes or how to react if the safety is eight or nine yards from the line of scrimmage, knowing these "dirty little secrets" gives players and their coaches a tremendous advantage. In addition, Simms shares his insights into the enormous challenges coaches face in today's game, evaluating the top coaches and what makes them successful. He takes a look at some of the greatest players he's played with and against, and what he misses most about the game -- waking up Monday mornings feeling beat up and sore. He looks at the next generation of football players -- his son, Tampa Bay's Chris Simms, among them. Through it all, Simms shares stories from his playing days with Bill Parcells and the New York Giants, and the inside access he's had as an announcer for one of the top NFL broadcasting teams in football. Fun and lively, Sunday Morning Quarterback should be required reading for anyone who loves football.

A Football Compendium

A Football Compendium

An Expert Guide to the Books, Films & Music of Association Football

  • Author: Peter J. Seddon,Cynthia McKinley,British Library
  • Publisher: British Library Board
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 815
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The second edition of this indispensable guide to British (not American) football contains over 7,000 entries arranged in fourteen chapters. With greatly increased coverage of football films and music, every facet of association football from 1863 to the present is covered. Knowledgeable essays, reviews, and annotations guide the reader through the wealth of UK literature. This is a significant addition to the literature of association football, and required reading for collectors and fans of the game.