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A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects

The Alternative Football Museum

by Andy Bollen

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ISBN: 9781909715738
Published: 10 Oct 2019
Format: Hardback
Extent: 208
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Arena Sport
Categories:
Sport
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About the Book

Andy Bollen has created a fantasy football museum to collect together a treasure trove of Scottish football exhibits that ranges from Jimmy Johnstone’s oar to Aggie the tea lady's trolley. Learn why Puskas and Socrates should’ve been Scottish, the versatility of the pie and Napoleon’s links to Bovril and explore all the wonders of the game north of the Border – from Arthur Montford to the phone-in, Think Tanks, Buckfast, vanishing cream for referees, Twitter, VAR technology and flares (pyrotechnics, not 1970s attire). These exhibits distill the beauty of Scottish football into an entertaining volume that will make the perfect gift for any fan.

Taking a satirical swipe at the beautifully flawed game, A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects covers the mayhem, mavericks and bric-a-brac from the magic sponge, to the pie, hair weaves to tattoos. Bollen is the perfect curator: impeccably informed, passionate and insightful.


The Author

Andy Bollen

Andy Bollen is a cultural commentator, drummer, gag writer and now football historian. The author of the critically-acclaimed Nirvana: A Tour Diary, the political spoof, Sandy Trout: The Memoir, and Labelled With Love. He has written for Chewin’ The Fat, Pulp Video, Naked Radio, Watson’s Wind Up and Des Clarke’s Breaking the News, as well as being a former columnist with The Sunday Mail and the Glasgow Herald. He has contributed to various publications including The Mail on Sunday, Scotland on Sunday and The New York Times and writes material on a freelance basis for comedians and performers. He lives in Coatbridge.

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