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Cassell's sports quotations
Pickering, David, 1958-
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Publication Information:
London : Cassell & Co., [2000]

Physical Description:
383 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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GV706.8 .P52 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Thousands of amusing sports quotations ¿ arranged thematically
Includes quotations by and about the major stars of 20th- century sport
Covers all the key UK, European and Commonwealth sports, plus Baseball, American Football, and Basketball
Includes both ¿classic¿ and contemporary quotes
All quotations fully sourced and annotated
Index of names allows the user to identify quotations by and about all the major names in international sport

Author Notes

David Pickering is a freelance reference book compiler and editor. He is author of The Cassell Soccer Companion. He lives in Buckingham.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Compilation maven David Pickering (editor of The Cassell Soccer Companion) has assembled more than 2,500 quotations from the sports world in Cassell's Sports Quotations. Focused mainly on European and international sports boxing, soccer, tennis the book also covers baseball, basketball, and American football. Representing fanatical views as diverse as Robert Lynd's "It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans" and Bill Shankly's conviction that soccer is more than merely "a matter of life and death," it includes choice words from all the major players, e.g., George Foreman on the two competing objects of his attention: "I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight, I'll eat this planet." ( Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved