Thou Shall Not Pass

Thou Shall Not Pass

Author: Leo Moynihan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472972934

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The job of the centre-half (or central defender) is to stop opposing players from scoring. In this first-ever cultural history of these traditionally bruising hard men, Leo Moynihan (Four Four Two) explores the unique mindset and last-ditch, bone-crunching tackles of those hellbent on destroying glory. Football is often romanticised as 'The Beautiful Game'. If true then the game's centre-half might be considered as the unsightly pimple on the end of its otherwise perfectly formed nose. The stopper, the last line of defence, the big man with small ideas. The lump who lumps it. Thou Shall Not Pass (the title comes from a command England captain Terry Butcher would shout before every match) celebrates the football position where brutal characters are loved for their hard-hitting tackles and bruising mentality and yet laughed at for their apparent lack of skill. As well as covering the long and illustrious history of the centre-half, the book will take the reader into the muddy penalty area frequented by our protagonists, into their domain. The places they head the ball, the places they tackle, the places in which they will stop at nothing to stop a forward. What makes them approach the game the way they do? What makes them different from those whose sole purpose is flair? Rich with amazing anecdotes, the book explore all aspects of the position and delve into the mentality of those who ply their trade there: what makes a player willing to put his face in the way of danger, how have tactics governed the role over the decades and what dark arts centre-halves must master in order to stop their foes.

Best Prescriptions to Better You

Best Prescriptions to Better You

Author: Herminio L. Gamponia

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466968660

Category: Self-Help

Page: 146

View: 254

This book gives advice on how to wisely use our time on earth. I view it as a sort of prescription for life, and as a physician-surgeon who has written numerous prescriptions each day for over thirty years, I feel I have something good to share. This book is unique in format because, while some of the articles are essays, others tend to outline instructions with explanations. This book is simple and clear, yet, the lessons are important to learn and follow. It gives specific examples on how to apply these important principles in our daily activities. This book is a collection of my writings over the past ten years.