Football books? (1 Viewer)

Juve89

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May 27, 2004
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Hey, I have a english project on school ans i asked my teatcher and she said that I could read a football book, but offcourse since it is an english project must the book be written in english....
So I was just wondering if any of u guys know a football book worth of reading??
 

Erkka

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Mar 31, 2004
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Tim Park's "A season with Verona". I haven't finished it yet, but it's been excellent so far.

Another good one is Paulo Di Canio's biography.
 

Erkka

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Mar 31, 2004
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++ [ originally posted by kurvengeflüster ] ++

:yuck:
Have you read it?! Sad that you think so... Di Canio is a legend despite the fact that I don't respect his political aspects.

++ [ originally posted by Fliakis ] ++
i ordered john charles' biography today.
Oh, I didn't knew that he had one too... That's a must for me, what is it called then?
 

mikhail

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Jan 24, 2003
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++ [ originally posted by Juve89 ] ++
Thanks, but do you know if Collinas book "The Rules Of The Game" is any good??
Haven't read it. "Ajax, Barcelona, Cruijff: the ABC of a Dutch Maestro" (or something like that!) is a really good one, though it mightn't be the best for an English project - it's a series of interviews.
 
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Juve89

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May 27, 2004
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++ [ originally posted by mikhail ] ++

Haven't read it. "Ajax, Barcelona, Cruijff: the ABC of a Dutch Maestro" (or something like that!) is a really good one, though it mightn't be the best for an English project - it's a series of interviews.
Ok, but I am thinking of buying several books, not just that one for the project:)
 

Erkka

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Mar 31, 2004
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Let's rise this topic up for a change.

Fliakis said:
king john. supposedly writen by himself.


there's also one called the gentle giant.
Those weren't available, but I just ordered these

GALEANO, EDUARDO:F OOTBALL IN SUN AND SHADOW
FOER, FRANKLIN: HOW SOCCER EXPLAINS THE WORLD
BURNS, JIMMY: THE HAND OF GOD; THE LIFE OF DIEGO MARADONA
KUPER, SIMON: FOOTBALL AGAINST THE ENEMY
RISOLI, MARIO: JOHN CHARLES

Anyone read these: AWAY DAYS by KEVIN SAMSON
ARMED FOR THE MATCH by Colin Ward
CHELSEA HEADUNTERS by Colin Ward e Chris "Chubby" Henderson

Are they any good?
 

Bjerknes

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Mar 16, 2004
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Erkka, I just bought HOW SOCCER EXPLAINS THE WORLD the other day after my friend recomended it to me. He's not much of an informed soccer fan, however he said the book was very interesting and kept him occupied despite his "unwillingness" to learn about the history of the sport.

I just hope it's not "watered down" too much for us...if you know what I mean.
 

Zé Tahir

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Dec 10, 2004
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RochemBeck said:
Erkka, I just bought HOW SOCCER EXPLAINS THE WORLD the other day after my friend recomended it to me. He's not much of an informed soccer fan, however he said the book was very interesting and kept him occupied despite his "unwillingness" to learn about the history of the sport.

I just hope it's not "watered down" too much for us...if you know what I mean.
is this the book swag talked about in the "books you've read recently" thread? the one that even has something about islam? I gotta read this lol
 

Bjerknes

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Mar 16, 2004
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Not sure as I don't recall what Greg posted in that thread. However, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some topics on religion in that book...afterall there are buddhist monks on the front cover if I remember correctly.
 

Erkka

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Mar 31, 2004
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RochemBeck said:
I just hope it's not "watered down" too much for us...if you know what I mean.
Yes, I just read that it's written by a yank that didn't fall in love with real football until he was grown-up... They said that he's a wannabe, but also that thing that he's an outsider offered some valuable new horizons to the game... But it certainly won't offer any new facts or so. Still worth reading I believe.

RochemBeck said:
afterall there are buddhist monks on the front cover
In here there's a little boy shooting a gun on the cover.
 

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