Jumpers for Goalposts

A charming comedy about Britain's national sport, soccer, penned by one of the UK's most exciting young playwrights.

Author: Tom Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781848423268

Category: Drama

Page: 79

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A charming comedy about Britain's national sport, soccer, penned by one of the UK's most exciting young playwrights.

Jumpers for Goalposts

Jumpers For Goalposts is a fascinating reflection on the history of British soccer, which examines why the charm, innocence, and good humor has disappeared from today's game, compared to the golden days of yesteryear.

Author: Rob Smyth

Publisher: Elliot & Thompson Limited

ISBN: 9781907642227

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

View: 387

Jumpers For Goalposts is a fascinating reflection on the history of British soccer, which examines why the charm, innocence, and good humor has disappeared from today's game, compared to the golden days of yesteryear. Smyth considers everything from the huge wage bills, to players' lack of loyalty to their clubs, and their escapades off the pitch. He concludes that the true beauty of football is when it's at its simplest. Including anecdotes from players, past and present, and other sporting insiders, Jumpers For Goalposts is an exhaustive study of whether football has lost its charm—and, perhaps more importantly, whether it can ever get it back.

Jumpers for Goalposts

This is the story of their start, from the hysterical size of the pitches and goalposts , to the development of the team. The little characters of these six-year old kids comes through, as well as the growth of the team as a unit.

Author: Dave Gomm

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781693106101

Category:

Page: 277

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Boys and girls football book. The story the formation of a boys football team from a clueless manager. John moves to the country and becomes the manager of Grove Challengers under 7's so that his son can get a game of football. This is the story of their start, from the hysterical size of the pitches and goalposts , to the development of the team. The little characters of these six-year old kids comes through, as well as the growth of the team as a unit. It has lots of humour and observations as their soccer skills progress.As the team grow and the kids become footballers, the story of their rise from a scrappy bunch of ragamuffins into a proper, competing football team unfolds.This is a book for football fans of any age, suitable for children also, that pre-dates small-sided football and gives a lovely insight into how boys soccer was in the 1990's. Witty observations about the game, the highs and the lows with goals, laughter and disappointment, while winning and losing players, matches and championships.Well worth a read and a superb gift!

Jumpers for Goal Posts

This book is the story of my childhood and adolescence.

Author: Jamie Redknapp

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781472279378

Category:

Page: 288

View: 586

For the Redknapp clan, football is a family concern; it's the family business. Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer is a deeply moving, heartfelt and beautifully personal account of growing up as the second son of Harry Redknapp, and also an enchanting love letter to football."I'm Jamie Redknapp. Chances are my surname rings a bell. I want to introduce you to a colourful cast of characters from my formative years.Growing up, Dad and grandad 'Pop' told us tall stories from London's East End, but there was no artistic licence needed when I was actually kicking a ball about with legends like George Best, Bobby Moore, and Geoff Hurst. This book is the story of my childhood and adolescence. Like many others, I guess it's a pretty typical mix of caravans and lollies, sweaty T-shirts and paper rounds, cheese sandwiches and Glacier Mints, The A Team, E.T. and Chinese takeaways.But this is also the story of a journey through an extraordinary childhood obsession with football. One minute it was all about Shoot! magazine, endless keepy-ups and countless impromptu kickabouts. The next, I'm playing for Bournemouth Reserves against terrifying, fully-grown men. Then I got my move to Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool. I might've been living off gristly sausages and Smash potato in my dingy digs up on Merseyside, but I was living the dream. I was desperately hoping it was the start of something special. Writing Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer has helped me discover so much about myself. This book is my way of explaining who and what have made me ... well, me."

Child Welfare in Football

... play was Subbuteo We didn't have cable or MTV There was only one place that
we wanted to be Playing football all day long Dreaming of football all night long
Everyday, staying out 'til late With Jumpers for Goalposts Playing with our mates ...

Author: Celia Brackenridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134193521

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 960

Sport and those who run it have an important duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of young participants. This text presents the findings of a unique research project into the experiences of a wide range of stakeholders in contemporary youth soccer, exploring crucial issues of child protection, social policy, and the culture and governance of sport. It covers: The youth soccer context — twenty-first century family life, the sports policy background, and the organisation, governance and culture of the English game Research findings — the experiences of children and young people, parents and carers, coaches, teachers, referees, Child Protection Officers, Football Development Officers, and those involved in women’s, disability and professional soccer Issues in social policy research — methodological, ethical and management challenges Conclusions and implications — the benefits and limitations of different approaches to the protection of children and young people in sport. For researchers, professionals and decision-makers, this text provides important new insight into the impact of child protection policies, and into the potential for evidence-based practice in youth sport.

Star Observer Magazine December 2014

PHOTO (L-R): John Peck, Ray Chong Nee, Rory Kelly, Paul Denny, Kate Cole
star in Jumpers for Goalposts (Supplied photo) SYDNEY may have played host to
the 2014 Bingham Cup gay rugby world tournament this year, but at least ...

Author: Elias Jahshan

Publisher: Star Observer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 56

View: 889


Me Family and the Making of a Footballer

I was desperately hoping it was the start of something special. Writing Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer has helped me discover so much about myself. This book is my way of explaining who and what have made me ... well, me."

Author: Jamie Redknapp

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472271947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 304

For the Redknapp clan, football is a family concern; it's the family business. Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer is a deeply moving, heartfelt and beautifully personal account of growing up as the second son of Harry Redknapp, and also an enchanting love letter to football. "I'm Jamie Redknapp. Chances are my surname rings a bell. I want to introduce you to a colourful cast of characters from my formative years. Growing up, Dad and grandad 'Pop' told us tall stories from London's East End, but there was no artistic licence needed when I was actually kicking a ball about with legends like George Best, Bobby Moore, and Geoff Hurst. This book is the story of my childhood and adolescence. Like many others, I guess it's a pretty typical mix of caravans and lollies, sweaty T-shirts and paper rounds, cheese sandwiches and Glacier Mints, The A Team, E.T. and Chinese takeaways. But this is also the story of a journey through an extraordinary childhood obsession with football. One minute it was all about Shoot! magazine, endless keepy-ups and countless impromptu kickabouts. The next, I'm playing for Bournemouth Reserves against terrifying, fully-grown men. Then I got my move to Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool. I might've been living off gristly sausages and Smash potato in my dingy digs up on Merseyside, but I was living the dream. I was desperately hoping it was the start of something special. Writing Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer has helped me discover so much about myself. This book is my way of explaining who and what have made me ... well, me."

Calum s Tough Match

Jumpers. for. Goalposts. That Saturday, the team met up without Mr McKlop in
Caleytown's public park to train before their first leg away against Muckleton.
Everyone was there except Fraser. The park was near Calum's house, so his
parents ...

Author: Danny Scott

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 178250284X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 163

'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson goes from struggling to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team to impressing scouts, proving themselves and contending with arch rivals. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Caleytown’s P6 boys have come so far, but they’ve still got to beat their old rivals Muckleton in the playoffs if they want a place in the National Soccer Sevens Tournament. There’s a longstanding tradition of pranking between these two teams, and Calum and Leo are feeling the pressure to make this year more hilarious than ever... Their headteacher has threatened to forfeit the tournament if they pull a prank on Muckleton. Will they risk it anyway -- and have they forgotten how important the tournament is to them?

Completely Conkers

JUMPERS. FOR. GOALPOSTS. From Bobby Moore to David Beckham, before
swapping games kit for the national strip ... However, Burnham Grammar School
in Buckinghamshire has banned the jumpers-for-goalposts tradition, declaring
that ...

Author: Will Jackson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857657941

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 523

Who would live in a country where no child is allowed to win a race on sports day and you can lose your job for forwarding an ‘Irish joke’ email? About 60 million Britons, that’s who! This laugh-out-loud collection of ludicrous laws, political correctness gone mad, moneywasting council schemes and ridiculous red tape reveals how: • Trapeze artists were told by insurers to wear hard hats in accordance with the European Union’s Temporary Work at Heights directive. • After falling in the prison shower, a career criminal was compensated £248,000, including a substantial amount ‘for lost earnings’. • A phone contractor was not qualified to dig a six-inch-deep trench because he did not have ‘underground capability’. NB: This book doesn’t come with a safety warning. If you cut yourself on the paper, you can sod off.

Motor Industry Magazine

JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS - TIGHTS FOR FAN BELTS ? Continuous noise at
the same frequency . in association with PRODUCT REVIEW – THE JK 100 NGK.
tensioner and / or adjustment mechanism . The procedure for renewing such a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Motor vehicle industry

Page:

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How to Save Your Life

You grew up, kicking a football in the street, jumpers for goalposts. (OK, maybe
this wasn't you, but it was your dad. It was a man's world then.) You worked hard
at school. Your careers officer ridiculed your plan and told you to be sensible.

Author: Susannah Bowen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408112183

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 124

Thousands of people every year think about starting their own business. Whether you are tired and disillusioned with corporate life, are considering changing career paths in order to spend more time with family, or have been forced to look for alternative ways of working following a credit-crunch redundancy, How to Save Your Life offers inspirational, real-life advice on how to work out if setting up your own business is the answer, and how to get started on the path to becoming an entrepreneur. Packed with self-assessment tests and quizzes, this book will help you work out what skills you have and what kind of business would suit you best, whether it be consulting, franchising, party planning, creating things, life coaching, catering or lecturing. It also addresses the financial issues which scare off many potential entrepreneurs, and explains how to avoid the common pitfalls and increase the odds of your success.

The Thing is

Jerry and Mel weren't much into football yet that was what occupied most of our
spare time in a jumpers-for-goalposts kind of way. Sometimes we would play on
the hockey pitches at Belfield, over the road from us at University College Dublin,
 ...

Author: Dave Fanning

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007412401

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 318

Described as the Irish John Peel, Dave Fanning has been a major player in the Irish and global music scene for over 30 years.

The Trade Marks Journal

... academies ; arranging and conducting of conferences , congresses ,
exhibitions , seminars , symposiums and workshops ; correspondence courses ;
educational services . JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS The Governors of Dulwich
College ...

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Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Trademarks

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View: 695


Football Talk

There were no pitch markings , the ball was a tennis ball , and ( although I hate to
say it ) , we did use jumpers for goalposts . Grazed knees and other accidents
were frequent . Occasionally a group of squealing gingham - frocked females ...

Author: Peter Seddon

Publisher: Robson Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 662

In soccer's first linguistic odyssey, Peter Seddon explores how words came about to describe football kit, boots, and balls; playing techniques, foul play, girl talk, and team terminology; and the language of commentators and footie mags, to list just a few examples. This is the definitive guide to soccer's history and culture in its widest sense, and the book's nostalgic and often humorous approach encapsulates Britain's two greatest exports—the English language and soccer. Whether you're a football fanatic, armchair enthusiast, or wordsmith, learning "footie-speak" has never been easier.

Autocar

JUMP START JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS What ' s going on with England ?
Even Mystic Meg couldn ' t have predicted the worthy draw our boys carved out
against France in Paris . With Gerrard , Beckham , Scholes and Barmby looking
like ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Automobiles

Page:

View: 858


The Politburo Has Decided that You are Unwell

Others might have been content to use jumpers for goalposts and argue about
scores , but Hackers Lane had real goals , real flags , real markings , and even a
clubhouse . There were no goalies , and a special rule about not being able to ...

Author: John Waters

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 583

Through the 1990s and into the twenty-first century, John Waters has been a dissident voice writing in his weekly column for The Irish Times, invariably confronting the conventional wisdom on issues ranging from fatherhood and the official denial of the rights of parents and children, to the absurdity of Ireland's seemingly endless tribunals, to the misunderstood meaning of the life of Charles Haughey. His first book for seven years contains some of his most controversial and highly charged pieces from The Irish Times and elsewhere. In The Politburo Has Decided That You Are Unwell he revisits his principal themes from a most turbulent decade in Ireland and the world. The Politburo Has Decided That You Are Unwell is an analysis of contemporary Irish society from one of its most original and outspoken commentators.

London Magazine

Using jumpers as goalposts , we set up a game of football on the scrubby patch
of green . One goalkeeper and all - against - all , the first to score three goals
taking over as keeper . But I felt conspired against . Wherever I turned , I
encountered ...

Author: John Lehmann

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Arts

Page:

View: 376


The Portuguese

A British friend told me how he and some other expatriates , mostly middle - aged
and out of shape , were challenged to a jumpers - for - goalposts football game
against some local Portuguese workmates who were mostly younger and ...

Author: Barry Hatton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electronic book

Page: 261

View: 992

Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent's south-west rim. In the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Age of Discovery the Portuguese led Europe out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic and they brought Asia and Europe together. Evidence of their one-time four-continent empire can still be felt, not least in the Portuguese language w ...

The Director

I'm irritated that there's not quite an acceptance of the value of what we do " One
to watch Pitch Invasion Rising star Andrew Hill What's so special He's turned a “
jumpers for goalposts ” weekend game into a growing and profitable business ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Industrial management

Page:

View: 901


Beating Them at Their Own Game

and no hurley stick – merely a ball and a set of jumpers for goalposts – and as a
result remained the sport of the common man . As Osmonde Esmonde TD told
Dáil Éireann in June 1931 : " The Soccer Association , which previously was ...

Author: Patrick West

Publisher: Liberties Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 237

View: 424

Beating Them at Their Own Game charts how Irish players, managers and business people have come to have a disproportionate influence on soccer in the UK. An entertaining survey of the growing prominence of Irish figures from the post-war period to the present day, it chronicles the period of time in which soccer in Ireland has evolved from being derided as a foreign and essentially Anglo-Saxon game that no true Irishman would play to a beloved sport that inspires almost religious following. Not only have the Irish taken soccer to their heart, they have taught the nation that gave the game - the same nation that ruled them for 800 years - how to play it. From Pat Jennings to Martin O Neill, Kevin Moran, Frank Stapleton, David O'Leary, Mick McCarthy, to Niall Quinn and Roy and Robbie Keane, in Beating Them at Their Own Game Patrick West documents how Irish players have in many ways changed and shaped English soccer over the last forty years. Launched by former Republic Of Ireland manager Eoin Hand, the book also deals with the success of Northern Irish players - George Best, Sammy McIlroy and Norman Whiteside - the consummation of Ireland's ascendancy with their victory over England in the 1988 European Championships; Tony Cascarino's admission that he is not Irish; and the debates about how Irish the international team was and is; and the way in which the favor has been returned, with Jack Charlton and now Bobby Robson coaching the Irish side. On another level it is a microcosm of how Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations have changed in recent years; how Ireland has become more multiracial and tolerant of foreign games; and how the English have lost their ancient hostility towards the Irish and come to view them increasingly as allies and neighbors. Although Patrick West is British, he writes emphatically (and flatteringly) of his admiration of Irish sporting culture, following a tradition of Bill Bryson on England and Pete McCarthy on Ireland. Image courtesy of Fionnbar Callanan from his book, A Sporting Eye.