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Football Against the Enemy () Simon Kuper, ISBN , ISBN ,, tutorials, pdf, ebook, torrent, downloads. To ask other readers questions about Soccer Against the Enemy, please sign up. .. The problem is, "football" refers to both the sport and the actual ball, and the. AT A moment when football is subjecting itself to a billion-dollar version of in vitro fertilisation, this book could hardly have been better timed.
Fever Pitch Nick Hornby, A completely original book. He treats his fandom as a problem, as something not entirely healthy.
It helps that Fever Pitch is hilarious and beautifully written and that it offers a social history of Britain from the s through to the early s. Simon Kuper 4. Released a year after his departure from the Observer and two years before his investiture as an OBE, this collection came out at a fascinating hinge in the timeline of the European game, a couple of seasons into the era of the Premier League and Champions League. It remains essential reading from a witness to history.
Like many great reporters, McIlvanney earns his reputation through clarity of insight, worn lightly. Immediacy and intelligence Such humility is misplaced. It is a noisy ritual in which many of the participants have a self-satisfied, almost chirpy, air — like Morris dancing on a grave. If you want to be a writer, you must read this book. If you want to know more about football history, you ought to read this book. Gary Parkinson 3.
Enke, destined to become Germany's first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup Finals, had been a friend of the author since , and they had loosely planned to write a book together on Enke's football career.
Enke kept notes so that "I don't forget anything," and he wanted the book to be published after his football career ended, so that he could finally open up about his depression. Kuper's writing is exceptional, the style he uses is exactly what I look for when I read non-fiction. Football Against the Enemy is not just a book about sport. Sure, it's a book about football, but it's also about everything in between.
It's a travel book about what football means to the world. There are lots of these books out there who do a decent job explaining football and the world. But what Kuper does best is turn it into a travel book.
This is not one of those Fodor's guides, nor is it a third person look at sports through the lens of an outsider. Kuper starts as an outsider almost everywhere he goes and somehow always ends up an insider. He talks with fans of course , be they politicians or just average citizens of the world.
But Kuper doesn't stop there, he talks to players, former players, managers, former managers, owners, and everyone in between. This is the story of football, with more than little history. Independent Minds Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Minds. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more.
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