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La Roja

Author : Jimmy Burns
ISBN : 9781568587172
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Discusses the history of soccer in Spain, from the early years to the emergence of rival teams FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and places the timeline alongside the political history of the nation.


Author : Phil Ball
ISBN : 0954013468
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 59. 28 MB
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Author : Jimmy Burns
ISBN : 9781408827710
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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 by greats such as Helenio Herrera, Cesar Menotti and Bobby Robson. The club's honorary members include Pope John Paul II and opera star José Carreras. To unravel the background to the Barça phenomenon, Jimmy Burns has unearthed police files and long-forgotten newspaper reports. He has travelled with supporters and has talked to people intimately linked to the club, from managers and players to groundsmen and doctors, whilst also gaining access to those who have conspired to gain political and financial control.

El Clasico Barcelona V Real Madrid

Author : Richard Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9781408158791
Genre : History
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The intrigue, politics and culture behind sport's greatest rivalry.


Author : John Foot
ISBN : 9780007175758
Genre : Soccer
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'Calcio' tells the story of Italian football from its origins in the 1890s to the present day. It takes us through a history of great players and teams, of style, passion and success, but also of violence, cynicism, catenaccio tactics and corruption.We meet the personalities that have shaped this history - from the Italian heroes to the foreigners that failed, the model professionals to the mavericks. 'Calcio 'evokes the triumphs (the 1982 World Cup victory) and the tragedies (Meroni, the 'Italian George Best', killed by his number one fan), set against a backdrop of paranoia and intrigue, in a country where the referee is seen as corrupt until proven otherwise.Calcio is no longer a game. It is sometimes difficult to define it as a sport. It is certainly big business and a fanatical civic religion. There is no moral code here. Winners are always right, losers always wrong. This history of Italian football - the first written in English - is a mix of serious analysis and comic storytelling, with vivid descriptions of games, goals, dives, missed penalties, riots and scandals in the richest and toughest league in the world.


Author : Simon Kuper
ISBN : 9781568584812
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The 2014 World Cup Edition of the book that "(does) for soccer what Moneyball did for baseball."-New York Times

Land That Lost Its Heroes

Author : Jimmy Burns
ISBN : 9781408834404
Genre : History
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'A required book for anyone who wishes to understand the Argentine situation before and after the Falklands War' GRAHAM GREENE Jimmy Burns was the only full-time British foreign correspondent to remain in Argentina covering the Falklands War. In The Land that Lost Its Heroes, he gives a detailed account of the military planning of the invasion, exposing not only the hidden motives and nature of Argentina's military regime, but also the pitifully inadequate reactions of both British diplomacy and intelligence. Burns exposes the duplicity of other Western nations and the international banking community and gives a vivid first-hand account of the end of the regime, the debt crisis and the return to democracy under Raul Alfonsin.

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