They Used to Play on Grass

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They Used to Play on Grass
Author Terry Venables and Gordon Williams
Country England
Language English
Genre Sport, adult fiction
Published 1972
Publisher London, Odhams
Pages 256

They Used to Play on Grass is a 1972 novel by former English footballer Terry Venables and Scottish author Gordon Williams. The novel predicted the end of grass as a playing surface, and that plastic pitches would become the norm in football. In 2003 the book was listed on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novel."[1]


  1. ^ "BBC - The Big Read". BBC. April 2003, Retrieved 31 October 2012