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    You're Off!: The TalkSport Book of Red Cards (Hardback) By (author) Adrian Besley, By (author) Talksport

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    DescriptionForget the last-minute goal, the goal-line clearance and the penalty shoot-out, for many fans the most dramatic moment of any match is when the man in black (or maroon or green) brandishes the dreaded red card. It can be heroic, tragic or comic; grotesque, bizarre or controversial; a moment of sheer joy, frustration or despair. In the world of football there have been thousands of dismissals. Each of them has their own story. This book recalls just some of them...1972 Alan Mullery, the first player ever to be sent off for England, arrives back at his hotel to find a telegram from his father. A consolation message? A gesture of fatherly support? No. Just the words: 'You've disgraced the family.' 1968 Celtic v Racing Club in an x-rated affair. With six players already dismissed, Bertie Auld is next to see the ref's hand point to the dressing room. The winger stands his ground: 'I'm nae going!' he insists. Frightened by the hard-as-nails Glaswegian or baffled by his accent, the ref bottles out and Auld stays on. And many more...


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    Title
    You're Off!
    Subtitle
    The TalkSport Book of Red Cards
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adrian Besley, By (author) Talksport
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849839471
    ISBN 10: 1849839476
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA
    DC22: 796.334
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-SR
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000, SPO040000, REF023000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14410
    DC23: 796.3343
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    25 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Adrian Besley is the author of Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Klinsmann? and Superstars of the World Cup