The Random History of Football
Brand Little Me Little You
This is the story of football as it’s never been told before.
A cock-eyed compilation of skewed match reports, spoof correspondence and quirky cartoons. A lot of balls have ended up in the old onion bag since the advent of the game, but The Random History of Football skillfully records all the key occurrences (well almost all of them...) in this deceptively diminutive Messi of a book.
From a pancake-tossing feudal villagers indulging in a Shrovetide fame of kick-and-rush to modern-day players booting owls into touch, football's glory nights, historic howlers and great acts of hibris are entertainingly recalled.