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Football Lexicon

Football Lexicon by John Leigh and David Woodhouse provides the fascinating story behind every stock phrase in football, from schoolboy howler to a Wednesday night in Rochdale.

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‘For the first time – the complete lexicon of football cliches.’ The Times

A sort of Robbie Fowler’s Modern English Usage, the Football Lexicon provides an A to Row Z of the language of football, with over 800 examples of the set phrases we use to talk and write about the beautiful game.

‘The boys done terrific. A work of genius.’ Martin Kelner

‘Absolutely brilliant.’ Adrian Chiles

‘Spot on.’ Hunter Davies

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