Glove Story


GLOVE STORY: The Number 1 book for every goalkeeper, past and present
By Rob Stokes, Derek Hammond & Gary Silke
Paperback – 144 pages – 7 November 2017

Are you, or have you ever been, a goalkeeper?

Do you dream of pulling on a quilted green or Dayglo orange football shirt? Does it make you sigh, just thinking about enormous latex gloves – or of diving in muddy puddles? If so, this might just be the football book for you.

Lavishly illustrated, Glove Story marks out its territory and aims to cover every possible angle from the unique perspective of the goal-line. Memories and memorabilia. Gloves through the ages. Timeless tips. From goalie gear to keeper culture, Glove Story safely gathers tales of larger-than-life characters, shot-stopping obsession and psychology between the sticks.

If your idea of the perfect Match of the Day is seven 0-0 draws – if you suffered from penalty phobia, or have ever secretly stashed a lucky charm in your glovebag – then you’ll need to catch Glove Story .

About the authors Rob Stokes played in goal for Southern League Waterlooville FC from 1989 to 1998, making 334 appearances and scoring 2 goals (both penalties!). Rob is a passionate collector of goalkeeping memorabilia, with pairs of vintage gloves stretching back to the early 70s. He has a loyal following on Instagram and Twitter. Derek Hammond and Gary Silke are the authors of Got, Not Got, runner-up in the BSBA Football Book of the Year 2012. Glove Story is the 20th book in the Got, Not Got/ Lost World of Football series.

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