Download e-book for iPad: A Matter of Life and Death: A History of Football in 100 by Jim White

By Jim White

ISBN-10: 1781859264

ISBN-13: 9781781859261

Soccer grants ardour, drama, targets aplenty. yet specifically what the world’s most well-liked recreation generates is phrases, phrases or even extra words…

The ‘beautiful game’ is, actually, the super noisy video game. From the over-heated burblings of commentators to the cliché-fest of the post-match interview; from the hypertensive outbursts of the soccer phone-in to the extra measured decisions of reporters and different writers at the online game, soccer is surrounded by way of a effervescent, boiling, unstoppable torrent of talk…

Jim White has chosen 100 of the main memorable soccer quotations to create a casual, freewheeling and entertainingly opinionated historical past of the sport. The charges generate a chain of concise and bright essays that discover such topics as vintage suits (including the 1966 international Cup ultimate and the Germany vs Brazil semi-final of the 2014 international Cup); nice gamers (the likes of Pelé, most sensible, Moore and Maradona); maverick managers (from Shankly and Clough to Ferguson and Mourinho); and footballing topics as eclectic because the commercialization of the sport, the artwork of the mantra, the increase of the WAG, and the modern phenomenon of the tattooed footballer.

Generously sprinkled with anecdotes, one-liners, very good images and the occasional second of searing footballing perception, a question of lifestyles and dying is definitely the right current for somebody with a keenness for the gorgeous video game.

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