Get Those Sheep Off the Pitch!: A Life in Non-league Football Paperback – Digital_copy, 1 Jul 2002
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Beware! Phil Staley's book will have you rolling on the floor wherever you read it! -- The Non-League Paper, 7 September, 2002
Now the County reserve keeper has published a series of amusing stories spanning more than 40 years in football. -- Stockport Express, July 24, 2002
Penning the story of his football adventures in a book which could be destined to become a best-seller....hilarious -- Sunday Pink, August 18, 2002
Phil Staley's adventures in Get Those Sheep Off The Pitch is destined to become a best-seller! -- MEN Sports Sunday Pink, August 18, 2002
The book seems set to catapult Staley onto the national stage in the way his management career never did. -- Macclesfield Express, August 21, 2002
From the Publisher
Football's Sheepish Attraction
We are launching a new book destined to become a best seller.
Author, Phil Staley (manager of more non-league clubs that we can recount) has chosen to launch his book amusingly titled GET THOSE SHEEP OFF THE PITCH. It was ghost-written by Jon Keighren, who currently broadcasts sports coverage on the Imagine FM radio station.
The book also has the endorsement from Tommy Docherty (ex-Manchester United), who commented, A great idea for a terrific book.
As the back cover of the book announces, For some football fans, their obsession is to visit every club. But for one man, he tried to manage them all. Phil recounts numerous funny stories of true-life experiences including: the shortest managerial stint, being paid in FISH (!) and transfer coups.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
As a Man City fan I could empathise with his rollercoaster ride of emotions and hard done to tails. The stories are witty. They have a knack of bringing you down to Earth which seems so far removed from the Sky sponsored prima donnas that strut about our beautifull beach like pitches on a Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or even Friday afternoon or evening in the "proper" leagues.
Only things that I felt spoilt the fishy tail was Phil's overuse of cliches (just like that one!). Also, the cover price, [...] for what is really a fat fanzine is a lot to pay. Other than that it's a very good read and I would recommend it to any footy or non-footy fan.
In these days of millionaire players and £40 match tickets, it is great to be able to read a book about the true heart and soul of football. Forget Roy Keane's autobiography - if you only buy one football book this year, make sure it's this one. The best two and a half hours I've had this year - but don't tell the wife!
I've seen Phil Staley's antics in a dugout at first hand and the book didn't let him down one bit and the only disappointing thing for me was it wasn't bigger because I'm sure that were many hilarious stories he could tell.
The man is a Legend in Non-League football and the book gives a frank assesment of what life is like in the dugout.
If you can buy it you won't be disappointed I can assure you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was bought as a Christmas present & the recipient laughed out loud at some of the chapters and really enjoyed this book. I now want to read it myself!Published on 8 Feb. 2014 by Jabawoki
Phil Staley's book is absolutely hilarious from front to back.
It will open the eyes of soccer fans of "prima donna" Premiership teams of the real-life struggles that take... Read more
I agree with all the earlier reviews of this book.
It is absolutely hilarious and a "must" for ALL GENUINE followers of Non-League Football. Read more