Black Boots and Football Pinks

Black Boots and Football Pinks

BLACK BOOTS lost in a moment of tender commerce. One could look back and feel happy that the spirit of a child once fixated with Lego and colouring-in lived on; the other was unknowingly sparkling with the final fragments of untainted ...

Author: Daniel Gray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472958884

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 161

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'A paean to football before the days of big money and soulless stadia.' - The i Goalkeepers in trousers, proper division names, turf patterns, pixelated scoreboards and, of course, Saturday evening pink newspapers... They were the gritty stardust that made football sparkle. Here, 50 such wonders are drawn together with evocative charm before they slip from memory forever. Dedicating a chapter to each wonder, Daniel Gray's pieces read more like love letters than essays. Here is a sentimental meander beneath main-stand clocks and through streets where children still play football. Written in the same wistful and whimsical style as Gray's much-admired previous book, Saturday, 3pm, the unashamedly nostalgic Black Boots and Football Pinks will warm the heart and prompt fond sighs of recognition. Gray's words preserve on paper the relics and minutiae of a shared obsession and identity. They make yesterday's football feel within touching distance, and offer cosy refuge from a boisterous game and world.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Black Boots and Football Pinks

Black Boots and Football Pinks

Dedicating a chapter to each wonder, Daniel Gray's pieces read more like love letters than essays. Here is a sentimental meander beneath main-stand clocks and through streets where children still play football.

Author: Daniel Gray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472958877

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 161

View: 421

'A paean to football before the days of big money and soulless stadia.' - The i Goalkeepers in trousers, proper division names, turf patterns, pixelated scoreboards and, of course, Saturday evening pink newspapers... They were the gritty stardust that made football sparkle. Here, 50 such wonders are drawn together with evocative charm before they slip from memory forever. Dedicating a chapter to each wonder, Daniel Gray's pieces read more like love letters than essays. Here is a sentimental meander beneath main-stand clocks and through streets where children still play football. Written in the same wistful and whimsical style as Gray's much-admired previous book, Saturday, 3pm, the unashamedly nostalgic Black Boots and Football Pinks will warm the heart and prompt fond sighs of recognition. Gray's words preserve on paper the relics and minutiae of a shared obsession and identity. They make yesterday's football feel within touching distance, and offer cosy refuge from a boisterous game and world.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Silence of the Stands

The Silence of the Stands

Finding the Joy in Football's Lost Season Daniel Gray. Daniel Gray is the author of Extra Time, Black Boots and Football Pinks, Saturday, 3pm and Scribbles in the Margins, as well as eight other books on football, politics, ...

Author: Daniel Gray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781399404051

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 151

View: 377

'Powerful and poignant' Henry Winter 'Empathetic and poignant ... the game's answer to A Journal of the Plague Year' Harry Pearson 'The Durham City midfielder wore the resigned look of a man trying to find a jar of harissa in Farmfoods. Up front for Jarrow, a centre-forward darted around frenetically, as if chasing a kite during a hurricane...' When football disappeared in March 2020, writer and broadcaster Daniel Gray used its absence to reflect on everything the game meant to him. That bred a pledge: whenever and wherever fans were allowed to return, he would be there. The Silence of the Stands is the result of that pledge: a joyous travelogue documenting a precarious season, in which behind-closed-doors matches and travel restrictions combined to make trips to Kendal and Workington seem impossibly exotic. Offering a poignant peek at a surreal age and a slab of social history from the two-metre-distanced tea bar queue, this is the moving, heartfelt and surprisingly uplifting story of a unique season that no one wishes to repeat.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Only Connect

Only Connect

... Michael: The Nowhere Men (Century, 2013) Foley, Theo: Theo Give Us A Ball (Apex, 2018) Grande, Frank: Northampton Town FC (York Publications, 1997) Gray, Daniel: Black Boots & Football Pinks (Bloomsbury, 2018) Gray, Daniel: Hatters, ...

Author: Rodney Marshall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244863180

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Page: 144

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Vinyl Countdown

Vinyl Countdown

... London: Trinity Mirror Sport Media, 2017 Gray, Daniel, Black Boots & Football Pinks: 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game, London: Bloomsbury Sport, 2018 Gregory, Tom, A Boy in the Water, London: Particular Books, 2018 Hepworth, ...

Author: Graham Sharpe

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857303165

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 442

'You hold in your hand a miracle. A book about a passion, and the hipsters, oddballs and old heads who share it, written by one of their number, albeit a ludicrously erudite one' - Danny Kelly A revival of interest in vinyl music has taken place in recent years - but for many of those from the 'baby boomer' generation, it never went away. Graham Sharpe's vinyl love affair began in the 1960s and since then he has amassed over 3000 LPs and spent countless hours visiting record shops worldwide along with record fairs, car boot sales, online and real life auctions.Vinyl Countdownfollows his journey to over a hundred shops across the globe - from New York to New Zealand, Walsall to Warsaw, Oslo to Ozstralia, (old) Jersey to New Jersey - and describes the many characters he has encountered and the adventures he accrued along the way. Vinyl Countdown seeks to reawaken the often dormant desire which first promoted the gathering of records, and to confirm the belief of those who still indulge in it, that they happily belong to, and should celebrate the undervalued, misunderstood significant group of music-obsessed vinylholics, who always want - need - to buy... just one more record. A mesmerising blend of memoir, travel, music and social history, Vinyl Countdown will appeal to anyone who vividly recalls the first LP they bought and any music fan who derives pleasure from the capacity that records have for transporting you back in time. 'Graham Sharpe's journey around the second-hand record shops of the UK is full of laugh out loud anecdotes and wonderful observations. A great read not just for vinyl fans, but for anybody who has ever visited a record shop' - Graham Jones, author of Last Shop Standing (Whatever Happened to Record Shops), Strange Requests and Comic Tales From Record Shopsand The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen
Categories: Music

How the Dead Speak

How the Dead Speak

Next to the remote on the bedside table, a thin hardback called Black Boots and Football Pinks. Alvin picked it up and thumbed through it. Some sort of nostalgic tribute to the beautiful game. There was little else of interest in the ...

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408712276

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 286

'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent 'No one can tell a story like she can' Daily Express 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review 'We are all creatures of habit. Even murderers . . .' When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, it quickly becomes clear that someone has been using the site as their personal burial ground. But with the convent abandoned long ago and bodies dating back many years, could this be the work of more than one obsessive killer? The investigation throws up more questions as the evidence mounts but, after their last disastrous case, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan can only watch from afar. As they deal with the consequences, someone with a terrifying routine is biding their time - and both Tony and Carol find themselves closer to the edge than they have ever been before . . . Masterful and filled with suspense, this an electrifying, heart-racing thriller from the number one bestseller. If you enjoyed How the Dead Speak, don't miss the first in a new series from the unrivalled Queen of Crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns. _______________ Praise for Val McDermid: 'Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . Unforgettable' Guardian 'Compulsively readable' Irish Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review This is the eleventh book in the bestselling Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series.
Categories: Fiction

Miller s Collectables Handbook Price Guide 2016 2017

Miller s Collectables Handbook   Price Guide 2016 2017

FOOTBALL - BOOTS & SH |RTS 329 A CLOSER LOOK AT A PAIR OF FOOTBALL These boots were worn by Shay They were worn during ... football boots, salmon pink Nike T90, both signed in black have performed the best over the previous in virtually ...

Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781784722494

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 432

View: 614

Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the only full-colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. This year, special sections focus on Goss & Crested china, affordable jewellery, Hornsea ceramics and Szeiler figurines. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Pink Boots and a Machete

Pink Boots and a Machete

My Journey From NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor. rehearsals, there was no coming back. ... I was heading to the Amazon with a few key supplies-a teddy-bear backpack and stylish, black Ralph Lauren vest.

Author: Mireya Mayor

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426207426

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 426

A quick examination of her roots, and one may never have guessed that Mireya Mayor would become the woman she is today. Yet, against all odds, this self-professed former "girly girl" daughter of overprotective Cuban immigrants blossomed from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist and ultimately, quintessential adventurer. Now, with more than a decade's worth of thrilling exploits under her belt, Mayor recounts her life in a riveting, awe-inspiring new book. In a series of short chapters, she relives each exhilarating event with uncanny charm and self-deprecating humor. Readers have the rare opportunity to follow the renowned primatologist around the globe as she unlocks the mysteries of the natural world and endeavors to save some of the planet's rarest creatures. Says Mayor: "I love the adventure, the exploration, the scientific discovery and the documentation. But really what drives me is the thought that future generations—my own children and their children—can one day learn to appreciate them like I do." Throughout this unforgettable volume, she describes in stunning detail how she survived a plane crash...slept in jungles teeming with poisonous snakes...dove with hungry great white sharks...rappelled down a 14,000-foot sinkhole in search of frogs...draws blood from critically endangered lemurs...was charged by an angry silver-backed gorilla...was chased by elephants...and the list goes. Suffice it to say, Mireya Mayor has seen more in her 30-odd years than most of us will see in a lifetime. Her plucky spirit, brilliance in the face of calamity, and sheer will to succeed make this a classic mission book, and a thoroughly breathtaking read.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Pink and Country

Pink and Country

Two beefy men, looking like oversized football players, wearing dark suits and dark shades covering their eyes—the ... Wearing a vibrant-green wrap dress and knee-high black boots, Betty, the makeup artist, applied a range of powders ...

Author: Emmanuelle Snow

Publisher: Smart Lily publishing inc.

ISBN: 9781777615000

Category: Fiction

Page: 487

View: 385

Falling for my broody, and oh so handsome, new neighbor has never been part of the plan. But now, how can I resist him? Carter Hills is my moody and hot-as-hell country music star new neighbor. How I didn’t recognize him when I rented the cabin next to his for a month is still a mystery. Yeah, I bet he had a great time messing with me on purpose. And disrupting all my plans. The guy is not only Nashville's most eligible bachelor, but he’s a pain in my a**. Worse, he’s acting like he knows better. But he is about to discover I can master that game too. I’m not some innocent damsel in distress. I can definitely take care of myself. My heart rate picks up every time we’re together, but it doesn’t matter, his attitude should be enough to ward me off him. But still, the more I get to know him, the closer I want to get. Despite our banter, Carter is always coming back for more, and my month-long retreat isn’t going as expected. Blame it on the intoxicating chemistry we share Should I push him away, or should I indulge in the fire searing between us and risk being burned? Fall in love with Nashville's hottest bachelor. Pink and Country, an inspirational slow burn romance, is book one in the Carter Hills Band Small Town Romance series. All titles in the series are standalone novels that can be read in any order. For a better experience, read in the suggested order. Pink and Country is an emotional rollercoaster that will transport you on a journey that will stick with you well after you read “The End”, and is filled with hot steamy chemistry sexy times, banter, and the perfect romantic settings. Other books in the Carter Hills Band series: Pink and Country (A New Adult Grumpy x Sunshine Romance) Princess and Country (A New Adult Military Brother's Best Friend Romance) Whiskey and Country (A New Adult Second Chances Romance) Wild and Country (A New Adult Best Man x Maid of Honor Romance) Hope and Country (A New Adult Emotional Second Chances Romance) Stars and Country (A New Adult Vacation Romance) Son and Country (A New Adult Stranded Vacation Romance) Legend and Country (A New Adult Single Dad Age Gap Romance) Pink and Country (Carter Hills Band New Adult Romance) is perfect for the readers who love alpha male, girl next door, strong women, billionaire celebrity, rockstar and country music setting, spicy books, strangers-to-lovers, second chances, small-town setting, emotional, realistic, slow burn, hot and steamy sexy times, best friend’s lovers, single-dad and widow, friends-to-lovers, secret identity and military romance
Categories: Fiction

Killer Frost

Killer Frost

... matching, black-and-pink trench coat. Black boots covered her feet, and her golden hair was slicked back into a ponytail. She'd even gone the extra step of swiping some black greasepaint under her eyes like a football player.

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758281548

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 909

A teenage student of magical combat gets put to the test against an evil god in the New York Times bestselling author’s YA urban fantasy novel. As a warrior-in-training at Mythos Academy, I've battled the Reapers of Chaos before—and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it's going to be a fight to the death. . .most likely mine. Yeah, I've got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic, and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus—Logan Quinn—at my side. But I'm still no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike's Champion, but at heart, I'm still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about. Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good . . . or I am.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction