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  • Football, Europe and the Pressby Liz Crolley; David Hand

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    This book examines the construction of national, regional, and group identities in the football journalism of five European countries: England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Notions of the respective national stereotypes are explored in each of the countries studied. more...

  • I Don't Know What It Is But I Love Itby Tony Evans

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It by Tony Evans - Liverpool and the most unlikely success story in football Kenny Dalglish. Graeme Souness. Ian Rush. Alan Hansen. Bruce Grobelaar. They rank with the very greatest players ever. But the heroes of 1984 were an unlikely group to make history. Led by a 63-year old first-time manager and a captain... more...

  • Football: From England to the Worldby Dolores Martinez; Projit B. Mukharji

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then moves on to the global spread of the game from England... more...

  • Football and Community in the Global Contextby Adam Brown; Tim Crabbe; Gavin Mellor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Football clubs across the world continue to embody many of the collective symbols, identifications and processes of connectivity which have long been associated with the notion of ?community?. In recent years, however, the very term ?community? has become the focus of renewed interest within popular discourse and amongst academics, politicians and... more...

  • Scoring for Britainby Peter J. Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This work studies the links between international football and politics in Britain between 1900 and 1939. It shows how the British government saw sport as an instrument of policy and cultural propaganda. more...

  • The Future of Footballby Jon Garland; Dominic Malcolm; Mike Rowe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    World football has undergone unprecedented change over the past decade. On the field, the richest European clubs have retained their pre-eminence, but with multinational playing squads backed up by global marketing industries. Club ownership rests increasingly with impersonal shareholders, rather than local business figures. Domestic and international... more...

  • Barcaby Jimmy Burns

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    Founded in 1898, FC Barcelona or Barça, is the world's biggest and best-loved football club. Barça has more than 500 local fan clubs spread across the world, while its championship matches attract a global TV audience. Former players include such legendary figures as Kubala, Maradona, Cruyff, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Lineker, and Barça has been managed... more...

  • El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madridby Richard Fitzpatrick

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Real Madrid versus Barcelona is regarded by many as the most captivating fixture in world football. But it is not only the on-pitch battles that have forged their rivalry. From General Franco and bloody civil war to the Catalan city of Barcelona's lukewarm reaction to Spain's recent World Cup and European Championship triumphs, bitterness is never... more...

  • Hatters, Railwaymen and Knittersby Daniel Gray

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Daniel Gray is about to turn thirty. Like any sane person, his response is to travel to Luton, Crewe and Hinckley. After a decade's exile in Scotland, he sets out to reacquaint himself with England via what he considers its greatest asset: football. Watching teams from the Championship (or Division Two as any right-minded person calls it) to the South... more...

  • Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?by Paul Simpson; Uli Hesse

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.24

    Published in time for the 2014 World Cup, the ultimate collection of soccer?s greatest lore and legends, illustrated with 100 black-and-white photos, by two of the world?s most knowledgeable soccer journalists. Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? is a rollicking ride through soccer history that will surprise and delight fans old and new. Veteran soccer... more...