NABOKV-L post 0002261, Sun, 3 Aug 1997 15:48:35 -0700

Re: Query: VN Football quotations (fwd)
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Date: Sat, 2 Aug 1997 15:15:10 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: Re: Query: VN Football quotations (fwd)

From: Galya Diment <>

Re quotes on soccer -- check the Cambridge section of Speak, Memory (Ch.
13). There are "the imprints which the teat-cleats on my soccer boots have
left in the black mud before a gaping goal" (p. 269) and a lengthy
description of his goalkeeping experience there on two previous pages
the best line of which is "I was less the keeper of a soccer goal than the
keeper of a secret" (268) -- eminently quotable, I believe. If you use it,
can we split a T-shirt?

Galya Diment