Roddy Murray

Back of the Net
  • Back of the Net

  • Whether it be from a surprise free kick or a never-ending dribble, a nonchalant lob or a volley on the run, the goal can be a thing of beauty and jaw-dropping skill. From Diego Maradona's weaving dribble against England to Wayne Rooney's astonishing bicycle kick against Man City, Back of the Net shows exactly what made these goals so great.

    Graphic illustrations break down each goal into its component parts, showing the angles of play plus the movements of all the key players and their positions on the pitch. Meanwhile commentary explains the background to the goals, the players and just what makes each goal so special.

    With sensational skills, football's biggest legends and the most exciting teams from around the world, Back of the Net shoots and scores as essential reading for every football fan.

Bill Edgar has been a football writer for The Times since 1997 and also writes for various magazines. He co-wrote the book A Football Fan's Guide to Europe in 2009. He lives in London with his wife and children. Roddy Murray is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator, now working primarily for The Times. Originally from Glasgow, he lives in London with his wife and two children.

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