Synopses & Reviews
In the good old days of association football there was no such thing as WAGs, the balls were made from rhino hide, and players made their way to the field by tram. And the rudest thing you could say to a referee was, Hoy, referee! Do you need spectacles?” Those Were The Days: Football journeys back through the photo archives to find photos of prewar football accompanied by a sparkling commentary, delivered in a Pathé news style that wouldnt go amiss delivered by Mr CholmondleyWarner (of Harry Enfield fame). Those were the days when you could still smoke while playing center forward, when games often ended 66, and a broken leg was no excuse to miss the second half.
About the Author
Andrew Davies has written a variety of comedy books including The Grumpy Driver's Handbook and101 Places Not To Visit. When I Were A Lad's approach to child safety was so original that he was invited on BBC Breakfast Time to explain it.