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50 Ways to Score a Goal and other football poems

$14.99

$14.99

Bilston is a magician with words' Guardian

'Someone who knows their way round both a joke and a bittersweet narrative.' The Times


A brilliant collection of funny, witty football poems by Brian Bilston.

50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems shows Brian Bilston's genuine love for the beautiful game, whether it is a kick about in the back garden, a Sunday match in the park or watching your team winning the cup. There are poems about everything from training to match day, after match analysis, honest football chants and half-time satsumas. Includes chants, ballads, puns, acrostics and shape poems. This is a must for football fans of all ages.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529058048
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 10/08/2021
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Poetry (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Anthologies (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Football / soccer (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Humour & jokes (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 128
  • Price: $14.99

Bilston is a magician with words' Guardian

'Someone who knows their way round both a joke and a bittersweet narrative.' The Times


A brilliant collection of funny, witty football poems by Brian Bilston.

50 Ways to Score a Goal and Other Football Poems shows Brian Bilston's genuine love for the beautiful game, whether it is a kick about in the back garden, a Sunday match in the park or watching your team winning the cup. There are poems about everything from training to match day, after match analysis, honest football chants and half-time satsumas. Includes chants, ballads, puns, acrostics and shape poems. This is a must for football fans of all ages.

Author Information

Brian Bilston has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate. With over 100,000 followers across all social media platforms, including J. K. Rowling, Roger McGough, Ian Rankin and Grayson Perry, Brian has become truly beloved by the Twitter community. His poetry collection, You Took the Last Bus Home, was published by Unbound. His first novel Diary of a Somebody was shortlisted for the Costa Prize and his collection Alexa, what is there to know about love? is full of poems about love in all its forms.