Conkers For Goalposts
|Series:||Tackle This Sport ; bk. 1|
The first in a series of books known as "Tackle This Sport", parodying the famous "Know The Game" series, which all will remember from childhood. For those aspiring to become world-class sportsmen (or women), "Know the Game" was the essential inside guide to the rules, tricks and tactics of your chosen sport, be it squash, basketball or lacrosse. "Tackle This Sport" mimics the 1970s editions of the series, tapping into the same vein of nostalgia-based humour as TV programmes such as "Look Around You". This volume focuses on 'Playground Games' - otherwise known as Playground Fighting. For centuries, schoolboys have indulged in this noble pursuit, which has evolved complex traditions and customs unintelligible to the casual observer. "Tackle This Sport" explains the proud history of playground fighting, taking the reader through the basics - the kit, the rules, the tactics, the training, and the moves (including the Highland Headbutt and the DNL - Deadly Nipple Lock), so that you can truly reach the top of your game. It's going to be painfully funny...Also look out for planned future titles, including "Playground Football", "Playground Winter Sports" (sliding, sledging on council signs, sledging standing up etc) and "The Playground Olympics" (Tag, British bulldog, conkers, French skips and that thing girls do when they throw a ball against a wall whilst reciting a rhyme. ..).
Harry has written a humorous weekly sports column in the Guardian since 1998 and is the author of six books including 'The Far Corner' (runner-up for the William Hill Sports Book Award), 'Racing Pigs and Giant Marrows' (runner-up for the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book of the Year) and 'Dribble! An Unbelievable Encyclopedia of Football'.