What We Think About When We Think About Football

What We Think About When We Think About Football
What do we think about when we think about football? Football is about so many things: memory, history, place, social class, gender (especially masculinity, but increasingly femininity too), family identity, tribal identity, national identity, the nature of groups. It is essentially collaborative, even socialist, yet it exists in a sump of greed, corruption, capitalism and autocracy. Philosopher Simon critchley attempts to make sense of it all, and to establish a system of aesthetics – even poetics – to show what is beautiful in the beautiful game. He explores, too, how the experience of watching football opens a particular dimension in time; how its magic wards off oblivion; how its dramas play out national identity and nonidentity; how we spectators, watching football with tragic pensiveness, participate in the play. And of course, as a football fan, he writes about his heroes and villains: about Zidane and cruyff, clough and Revie, shankly and klopp.
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Soccernomics (2018 World Cup Edition): Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport

The 2018 World Cup edition of the international bestseller and “the most intelligent book ever written about soccer” (San Francisco Chronicle) is updated throughout and features new chapters on the FIFA scandal, why Iceland wins, and women’s soccer.

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Guardian, Slate, Financial Times, Independent (UK), and Bloomberg News

Written with an economist’s brain and a soccer writer’s skill, Soccernomics applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, looking at data and revealing counterintuitive truths about the world’s most beloved game. It all adds up to a revolutionary new approach that has helped change the way the game is played.

This World Cup edition features ample new material, including fresh insights into FIFA’s corruption, the surge in domestic violence during World Cups, and Western Europe’s unprecedented dominance of global soccer.

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Masters of Modern Soccer

Masters of Modern Soccer
In masters of modern soccer, sports illustrated writer grant Wahl asks: How do some of the game’s smartest figures master the craft of soccer? By profiling players in every key position (American phenomenon Christian Pulisic, Mexican superstar Javier “(No Suggestions)” Hernandez, Belgium’s Vincent company, Spain’s Xabi Alonso, Germany’s Manuel Neuer) and management (Belgium coach Roberto Martinez and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc), Wahl reveals how elite players and coaches strategize on and off the field and execute in high pressure game situations.
Masters of modern soccer is the definitive thinking fan’s guide to modern soccer. For a supporter of any team, from the U.S. National teams to Manchester united or any competition, from Mexico’s Liga Mx to the world cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport’s brightest minds.
America’s premier soccer journalist, grant Wahl, follows world-class players from across the globe examining how they do their jobs. This access imbues masters of modern soccer with deep insight from the players on how goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards function individually and as a unit to excel and win. Wahl also shadows a manager and director of soccer as they juggle the challenges of coaching, preparation and the short- and long-term strategies of how to identify and acquire talent and deploy it on the field.
A book that will stand the test of time, masters of modern soccer is the most in-depth analysis of the craft of soccer ever written for the American fan. For any fan, player, coach or sideline enthusiast, this book will change the way they watch the game.
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What We Think About When We Think About Football

What We Think About When We Think About Football
What do we think about when we think about football? Football is about so many things: memory, history, place, social class, gender (especially masculinity, but increasingly femininity too), family identity, tribal identity, national identity, the nature of groups. It is essentially collaborative, even socialist, yet it exists in a sump of greed, corruption, capitalism and autocracy. Philosopher Simon critchley attempts to make sense of it all, and to establish a system of aesthetics – even poetics – to show what is beautiful in the beautiful game. He explores, too, how the experience of watching football opens a particular dimension in time; how its magic wards off oblivion; how its dramas play out national identity and nonidentity; how we spectators, watching football with tragic pensiveness, participate in the play. And of course, as a football fan, he writes about his heroes and villains: about Zidane and cruyff, clough and Revie, shankly and klopp.
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Soccernomics (2018 World Cup Edition): Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport

The 2018 World Cup edition of the international bestseller and “the most intelligent book ever written about soccer” (San Francisco Chronicle) is updated throughout and features new chapters on the FIFA scandal, why Iceland wins, and women’s soccer.

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Guardian, Slate, Financial Times, Independent (UK), and Bloomberg News

Written with an economist’s brain and a soccer writer’s skill, Soccernomics applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, looking at data and revealing counterintuitive truths about the world’s most beloved game. It all adds up to a revolutionary new approach that has helped change the way the game is played.

This World Cup edition features ample new material, including fresh insights into FIFA’s corruption, the surge in domestic violence during World Cups, and Western Europe’s unprecedented dominance of global soccer.

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Masters of Modern Soccer

Masters of Modern Soccer
In masters of modern soccer, sports illustrated writer grant Wahl asks: How do some of the game’s smartest figures master the craft of soccer? By profiling players in every key position (American phenomenon Christian Pulisic, Mexican superstar Javier “(No Suggestions)” Hernandez, Belgium’s Vincent company, Spain’s Xabi Alonso, Germany’s Manuel Neuer) and management (Belgium coach Roberto Martinez and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc), Wahl reveals how elite players and coaches strategize on and off the field and execute in high pressure game situations.
Masters of modern soccer is the definitive thinking fan’s guide to modern soccer. For a supporter of any team, from the U.S. National teams to Manchester united or any competition, from Mexico’s Liga Mx to the world cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport’s brightest minds.
America’s premier soccer journalist, grant Wahl, follows world-class players from across the globe examining how they do their jobs. This access imbues masters of modern soccer with deep insight from the players on how goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards function individually and as a unit to excel and win. Wahl also shadows a manager and director of soccer as they juggle the challenges of coaching, preparation and the short- and long-term strategies of how to identify and acquire talent and deploy it on the field.
A book that will stand the test of time, masters of modern soccer is the most in-depth analysis of the craft of soccer ever written for the American fan. For any fan, player, coach or sideline enthusiast, this book will change the way they watch the game.
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The Football Book

The Football Book

Discover the world’s best teams and biggest competitions with the ultimate visual guide to football, fully updated for the 2018 World Cup.

Are you a keen player, a lifelong supporter, or simply an armchair football manager? The Football Book has something for everyone, packed with stats and facts. From the history of football to the most recent tournaments, The Football Book reveals the story behind the game.
Profiling more than 65 of the world’s best sporting nations, including the winners of the 2014 World Cup, Germany, the biggest names in club football, and looking at techniques from free-kicks to block tackling, this is the ultimate guide to the beautiful game.

Previous ISBN: 9780241202333

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