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A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects
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ISBN:
9781909715738
Categories
Forthcoming Publications, Sport
Imprint
Arena Sport
Publication Date
10 October 2019
Format
Hardback
Status
Not Yet Published
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
208
Illustrations
line drawings throughout

A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects

The Alternative Football Museum

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.

Andy Bollen is a cultural commentator, drummer, gag writer and now football historian. The author of the criticallyacclaimed 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.