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The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts by Richard Johnson

Release date: 19th June, 2020
Publisher: Conker Editions

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Richard Johnsonís love affair with the football shirt began when he was seduced by the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, in particular the contrast between Argentinaís blue-and-white stripes and West Germanyís vivid green. An obsession had begun; for almost 35 years, he has collected hundreds of shirts, many of which feature in The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts, usually accompanied by some pithy anecdote.

With the possible exception of Johnsonís World Cup Classics, Ďtastefulí is not a word you would use to describe the majority of shirts assembled from around the globe.

We have garish anniversary shirts, all-star shirts and an incredible number featuring food of every description: from sausages and broccoli to beans, tomatoes and olives; one even features Chť Guevara.

Among the banned shirts is one worn for eight matches by Fiorentina in 1992-93 before someone realised that the sleeve design featured a series of linked swastikas.

Brash, lurid, kitschy and often very funny, this has to be a contender for lavatory book of the year.


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