The Wrong Kind of Shirts: Outrageous Football Excuses, Rants and Verbal Own Goals

A hilarious collection of the confusing outpourings of British football managers and pundits.

From Southampton’s Dave Merrington having to explain Matt Le Tissier’s mercurial loss and recovery of form, to Alan Ball’s dejection, optimism and ultimate despair as his Manchester City team were relegated four months after he was named as manager of the month, to Frank Clark’s decision to sell his striker because his form had dipped after too many people called him a pineapple, to Alan Buckley’s post-match splutterings as West Brom careered to a club-record 13 successive defeats, to Terry Venables’s explanation for a poor England performance in Hong Kong (the grass was too long) and crucially including the great rivalries as prizes were fought over and tensions mounted. This led to Alex Ferguson’s celebrated decision that Manchester United should change their strip at half time from the luckless grey – because the players ‘couldn’t see each other ‘ .

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