Football Voodoo is a blend of football, religion, witchcraft and anthropology revealing the startling links between the behaviour of footballers and the occult. Interwoven with this are tales of player's superstitions, cursed grounds, enchantments and voodoo sacrifice from within the world of football. Amongst other things it will reveal:
*Whether magician Alistair Crowley aligned the pitch at Stamford Bridge.
*The hex on Becks in the 2006 World Cup.
*Why John Terry might be the wicked witch of the West Stand
*Whether Cristiano Ronaldo has the brain of a feral pigeon
*The advantage gained for goalkeepers by wearing red
*The pagan origins of many of the lucky socks, boots and shin pads superstitions.
Many fans and players and players have their own rituals but this book, as well as, revealing some of the more interesting ones delves deeper and wider bringing to light some truly astonishing facts.
Written in a playful way it takes stories from across the English and Scottish League structures as well as numerous international examples from witch doctors aiding the Australian team to buried cats in Argentina. It is aimed at the ordinary fan who enjoys strange tales and the odder side of football.