Top Football Facts from Inspiratorium
- England’s Leicester City Football Club has various nicknames, the Filberts and the Fossils being the best known locally. But to most they are the Foxes, based on the fact that fox hunting has a long history within Leicestershire. The club’s motto is “Foxes never quit” and, at one point, the club was sponsored appropriately by a company named Fox Leisure.
- A team that had come close to relegation from the English Premier League, and were 5,000-1 outsiders to win it, somehow managed the extraordinary feat of holding off big-spending football aristocrats such as Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United to win the championship in the 2015-16 season. Short of bringing Elvis and the Loch Ness monster on as substitutes, the outcome could hardly have been more unlikely.
- Retired Chelsea, Manchester City and NYCFC and England football midfielder Frank Lampard took Latin GCSE at Brentwood School in Essex. He achieved an A grade, an academic achievement that is rare among Premiership footballers. The closest some have got is through the medium of ink on skin rather than on papyrus or parchment.
- On the subject of ink, former Manchester United and England footballer, the strangely-yet-to-be-knighted David Beckham, began his love of inking after the birth of his first child, Brooklyn, in 1999. Beckham has tattoos in other languages, for example Sanskrit and Hebrew, but seems to have a special fascination with Latin. He continued his tattooing with the Roman numeral for seven (VII) – the number on his shirt for club and country in England. He also has his fourth child Harper’s middle name on his inner arm. More Latin inkage followed, with Ut Amem Ut Faveam (“That I may love and cherish”) on his inner left arm, and Perfectio in Spiritu on the inner right.
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About the book
Welcome to The Inspiratorium – a place where ideas come to meet, grow, evolve and flourish. Crammed full of thinkers, thoughts and their distilled wisdom, this is a book that will develop and accelerate yours.
Flitting between the poles of science and art, quantum physics and epic poetry, philosophy and football, ancient history and artificial intelligence, this little book is a web of connections, of jumps and leaps that will take you to different places and areas that will intrigue and inspire. Open yourself to randomness, serendipity, spontaneity …take a leap into the unknown …welcome to The Inspiratorium!
About the author
Anthony Tasgal’s main occupation is advertising and marketing, with a particular leaning towards storytelling and behavioural economics. His other interests are the Greeks and Romans, film and writing comedy.
Inspiratorium is available to buy here from 21st June 2018.
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