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Author: Joseph Gallivan
ISBN: 0340708611
Language: English
Pages: 368 pages
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Sceptre; New Ed edition (1998)
Rating: 4.4
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This is the only football novel I am aware of written from a referee’s point of view. Tommy Burns is thirty-something, has a beautiful girlfriend, works as a . during the week and gets to referee at the top level in English football – a possible future World Cup referee.

This is the only football novel I am aware of written from a referee’s point of view. Then, as with any good novel, things go wrong – as someone once said: a novelist puts their character up a tree, throws stones at them, then gets them down again. Burns is a former football hooligan – a Villa fan – and s This is the only football novel I am aware of written from a referee’s point of view.

Joseph Gallivan was born in Birmingham in 1964. He was the pop music critic for the INDEPENDENT for five years and has written for the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, OBSERVER, EVENING STANDARD and NEW YORK POST. He divides his time between New York and London. It centres on Tommy Burns (reference no doubt intentional), a former Aston Villa hooligan who has made good-ish, as a GP in Camden and referee for the Premier League.

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Used availability for Joseph Gallivan's Oi, Ref! .

October 1998 : UK Paperback.

ISBN 10: 0340707720 ISBN 13: 9780340707722. Publisher: SCEPTRE, 1998.

I love a good love/hate relationship between the two protagonists. It is at its core a heart-warming romance novel with a funny protagonist and a shy hero

I love a good love/hate relationship between the two protagonists. It’s always an exciting build-up – sparks flying, sexual tension, romance - and executed with the right finesses, it creates the most swoon-worthy read. Here are 10 novels that are worth giving a shot. It is at its core a heart-warming romance novel with a funny protagonist and a shy hero. This was the book that introduced me to the love/hate equation and I’m awfully glad I read it. 3. The Kiss Thief. The Kiss Thief displays another example of a love/hate equation. It’s unintentionally funny, gripping and downright sexy.

Not holding out much hope, but did anyone ever read a fiction book from 1998 or 1999 about 2 Aston Villa fans who used to be hooligans, but had gone .

Not holding out much hope, but did anyone ever read a fiction book from 1998 or 1999 about 2 Aston Villa fans who used to be hooligans, but had gone separate ways, one of them was a ref, and the other in the clergy, and how they met up and ended up falling into old habits? Cant remember author or any of the title, but might be worth a punt - cheers! .

Love and Hate Emotions are the strongest feelings that come to life through our highest highs and our lowest lows. The two most extreme emotions known to man are love and hate. Love does prevail in the novel however because no matter how much revengeful Heatcliff will try to destroy any site of love, he would realize that what he does doesnt affect them because they have love. You can see this with young Catherine and the abused Hareton overcome all obstacles and fall in love. Then if we begin to read The House of Spirits we realize that also in this book that love conquers all obstacles especially hate.

More specifically a love-hate novel, Graham Greene’s postwar romance, The End of the Affair, is one of the great explorations of the mysteries and complexities of marriage

More specifically a love-hate novel, Graham Greene’s postwar romance, The End of the Affair, is one of the great explorations of the mysteries and complexities of marriage. It’s the story of a writer wrestling with his deceased lover, her husband, and his own faith, and remains as shocking and involving as when it first appeared in 1951. Courtesy Penguin Classics.

Comments (3)
Mautaxe
I loved this book for two reasons. 1. It shows what beats in the heart of every real football fan, without resorting to sentimentality or gratuitious violence. And it did while making me laugh - Nick Plumage ( the Man United Poet ) is one of the great walk-on characters of 90's literature, the handicap football match scene made me piss myself, and the protagonist Tommy is such a conceited bastard you have to love him. Fat Paul, Father Kellly, Mrs O and Melissa are all good characters who have nothing to do with football. 2. It's not just about football and lads' stuff, it's about reaching your thirties and wondering what's next? When your past haunts you because it's suddenly out of fashion, and when your hobby ( in this case refereeing ) becomes bigger than your career, where do you stand? Another thing haunting Tommy and Melissa seems to be the kids they haven't committed to having yet. At 350 pages it looks long but the style is always light and there's always a laugh around the corner to keep you going. Also a good book if you think London is overrated and full of softy southerners.
Kaim
Easily one of the best football novels around. A book that contains some classic moments of humour (mainly the non-PC ones). Realistic knowledge of actual locations, people's behaviour and what they really think. Highly reccomended just for the disabled football match, Nick Plumage and the marking of the infants' books at the end. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title
Amis
Sometimes you come across an autobiographical novel that's as fresh as spring rain. Other times you get this kind of hackneyed story lacking any kind of insight or wit. In short: a boring and useless novel.