The Ball Is Round

Author: David Goldblatt
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141911540
Size: 11.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitive book about football. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of football are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of football's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates football's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

The Non League Club Directory

Author: Michael Williams Tony
ISBN: 1869833570
Size: 18.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Covering all the non-league senior clubs in England, this comprehensive reference also includes reader's selections for their best players, managers and clubs of the era, as well as including details of additional annual awards.

The Economics Of Football

Author: Stephen Dobson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139496308
Size: 10.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The second edition of this popular book presents a detailed economic analysis of professional football at club level, with new material included to reflect the development of the economics of professional football over the past ten years. Using a combination of economic reasoning and statistical and econometric analysis, the authors build upon the successes and strengths of the first edition to guide readers through the economic complexities and peculiarities of English club football. It uses a wide range of international comparisons to help emphasize both the broader relevance as well as the unique characteristics of the English experience. Topics covered include some of the most hotly debated issues currently surrounding professional football, including player salaries, the effects of management on team performance, betting on football, racial discrimination and the performance of football referees. This edition also features new chapters on the economics of international football, including the World Cup.

Boots Balls And Haircuts

Author: Hunter Davies
Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
ISBN: 1844032612
Size: 15.69 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Who doesn't remember Kevin Keegan's haircut? Or David Seaman's? Or David Beckham's latest...? From the History of the Ball to the History of Football Haircuts, this book examines every facet of football beyond the rules and goals to the fans, commentators, merchandise, books and even art it has inspired.