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When Push Comes to Shove: Rugby League the People's Game Paperback – Sep 1993


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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Yorkshire Art Circus (Sep 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 094778098X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0947780982
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 20.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,224,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A celebration of Rugby League in words and pictures.  Paperback. 2 vols. Volume 1. Pub. 1993. 170pp. Vol 2, Pub. 1995. 136pp. Very good condition. 

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By Doktor Futtocks VINE VOICE on 9 July 2014
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This is a large-format book (A4 landscape), containing short anecdotes from fans, players, referees, coaches, grouped into loose categories. However, while the excellent and evocative photographs are indexed and titled, the stories themselves have no names attached to them.

A bit of thought can help identify some of the more famous names involved, but the contributions would be more satisfying if an identity could be put to them.

However, there is much fun to be had with these tales, although they are very much for those who already follow the sport to appreciate. Many of them are affectionate tales of minor personal interest or attempts to convey the everyday experiences, rather than major moments in the history of Rugby League.

The book as a whole builds a 'feel' for how the sport was for those who love it, from the some very early days, right up to the early Nineties. A second volume was published in 1995, on the eve of momentous events for Rugby League, so maybe a third volume could be a project worth doing.
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