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Can We Have Our Balls Back, Please?
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Julian Norridge
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Long before Drake refused to interrupt his game of bowls when the Armada was sighted, the British have had a passionate relationship with sport. Julian Norridge goes through the stories of fourteen major sports from cricket to boxing to football, from their very beginning and throughout the British Isles, whether
Fictional Representations of English Football and Fan Cultures
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Cyprian Piskurek
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-12 - Publisher: Springer

This book explores how recent football fiction has negotiated the decisive political developments in English football after the 1989/90 publication of the 'Taylor Report'. A direct response to the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster and growing concerns of hooliganism, the 'Taylor Report' suggested a number of measures for stricter regulation of fan
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Daniel Abrahams
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-18 - Publisher: eBook Partnership

There was a season when the world's greatest footballers were all on show at British grounds. Best, Keegan, Charlton and Moore were joined by Pele, Cruyff, Beckenbauer and Eusebio, while in the dugouts Clough, Shankly, Revie and Allison duked it out in the closest ever championship title race. That season
1966 And Not All That
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Mark Perryman
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-21 - Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

A unique 50th anniversary collection of superlative writing and new football thinking. A first-ever oral history of ’66 combined with match reports provided by writers from each of the countries England played, create a highly original view of the tournament - how the fans watched the games, the stadia, the
Football and Supporter Activism in Europe
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Borja García, Jinming Zheng
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-12 - Publisher: Springer

This book is the first to explore and compare football governance, fandom culture and supporter engagement in Europe. With a specific focus on supporter activism and campaigning, the collection provides a comparative study of several European countries. The authors argue that supporters, despite being the pillar or the ‘lifeblood’ of