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100 Favourite Scottish Football Poems Alistair Findlay

100 Favourite Scottish Football Poems

Alistair Findlay

Published October 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781906307035
Paperback
192 pages
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This is the first collection of Scots poetry devoted entirely to football. It includes many of 20th century Scotlands best known poets, from Hugh MacDiarmid to Norman MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith to Jackie Kay. Ranging from the historic aspect, inMoreThis is the first collection of Scots poetry devoted entirely to football. It includes many of 20th century Scotlands best known poets, from Hugh MacDiarmid to Norman MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith to Jackie Kay. Ranging from the historic aspect, in the 1580 poem, The Bewteis of the Fute-ball, or Stewart Conns The Barber-Surgeons to King James IV, to the gleeful thrilling violence of a good kicking, as in Song of the Sub-Welshian, to the unending frustration of supporting Scotland, this brilliant collection sums up the best and the worst of football spirit.