Quote Sport Unquote

Quote Sport UnquoteThis book has its origin in a project about Great Britain during the 1980’s. Many of the quotes are rooted in that decade and are predominantly from British sportsmen and women.

I have drawn on letters written to the national press, occasional news items and some literary verses all with a strong British bias.

This wasn’t how I intended the book to be but I found that any sport played outside of these islands was a completely different ball game.

 

I suppose that is how others see us. What has emerged is a sort of snapshot of Britain viewed from the perspective of its sporting heroes. But more often than not, its failures.

It also became very apparent that other nations especially the Americans, see sport as completely different from the British.

The Americans use terms that are very aggressive whereas the British see playing sport, any sport, as being life itself – played to the rules.

The quotes are listed alphabetically by author in each section (with some editorial exceptions) but it is more of a book to pop into now and then rather than read from starting line to final whistle.

Sports featured:

American Football
Athletics
Baseball
Basketball
Bowls
Boxing
Conkers
Cricket
Croquet
Darts
Equestrianism
Football
Golf
Greyhound Racing
Horse Racing
Ice Hockey
Lawn Mower Racing
Motor Racing
Rowing
Rugby League
Rugby Union
Snooker
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Tiddlywinks
Tug of War
The Olympics
Referees, Officlals, The Press and Others
Colemanballs

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Format: eBook

Price: US$0.99

Published: 21 July 2011

Publisher: Smashwords

ISBN: 9781466196414

Genre(s): Reference/Quotations; Reference/Trivia; Sports & Recreation/General

Pages: 65