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On Penalties Hardcover – July 25, 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Random House UK (July 25, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224059947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224059947
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,065,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A wonderfully entertaining read.” –New Statesman

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The penalty shoot-out is great sporting drama - cruel, arbitrary, tortuous and unfair - everything we profess not to like about competition but secretly crave. Score, and few will remember; miss, and no one will forget. On Penalties is an exploration of the growing significance of the penalty shot in soccer - from its arrival in the game in 1890 to its spectacular, scene-stealing climax at the end of the 20th century.

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