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  1. A collection of "funny" football stories, told by Liverpudlian wit, Ricky Tomlinson. Well, all scousers are funny, aren't they? Er - no. The best bits are at the end, where Ricky has no input or comment to make on several pages of commentator and management slips of the tongue. What I found particularly irritating was the way that, at the end of many of the anecdotes, Tomlinson found it necessary to add a cringing pun. Presumably these contributions are what entitle him to claim authorship. To be fair, he does acknowledge the names of those whose efforts have gone into gathering the various stories together. There is one - just one - incident in the book which I can claim to have been a witness to: the one where the Brentford goalkeeper - having won the ball - heard a whistle, assumed the ref had awarded a free kick and so placed the ball on the ground, stepped back to take a free kick only to see Bristol Rovers' Marcus Browning kick the ball into the net. The whistle came from the crowd and the ref awarded a goal.
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