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Archives: Book Review

Book Review of ‘The Game Of Our Lives’ by David Goldblatt

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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It is difficult to describe in words what an outstanding storyteller and incomparable researcher David Goldblatt is. Following up on his remarkable works Futebol Nation and The Ball is Round, Goldblatt has tackled a topic few have managed to truly understand. … Continue reading

David Goldblatt Discusses His New EPL Book at Nevada Smiths

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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Most people around the world get soccer. It comes at them packaged in so many ways for their consumption: on television, online, in print. They get it. It is available all the time. In fact, it is even more than … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong’

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Two college professors, Chris Anderson and David Sally, decided to write a book titled The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong to go over famous philosophies in the sport and use data to determine if notable … Continue reading

Thirty One Nil: A Book About The Ones We Won’t See in Brazil: Book Review

Posted on by Robert Hay
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“This has been a life-changing experience for me. But I don’t know if soccer has a place within me after this tournament. I just want to focus on dance school.” That quote came from Jaiyah Saelua, a defender from American … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Global(ized) Game’ By Harrison Stark: A Geopolitical Guide to World Cup 2014

Posted on by Robert Hay
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With the World Cup so close after such a long wait, now is the time for the release of numerous pieces, books, and articles about the participants, each one vying to be the authoritative source.  Besides some of the more … Continue reading

David Peace’s Novel ‘Red or Dead’ About Bill Shankly Now Available In US

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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It is 5:48 on Tuesday, still the early evening, of May 27th. The day that David Peace’s novel Red or Dead had been released in the United States. People are gathering in the match viewing room at the 11th St … Continue reading

Review of Futebol Nation Book By Author David Goldblatt

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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David Goldblatt has done it again. His 2007 masterpiece The Ball is Round is the most definitive and analytical global history of soccer ever written. That work looked at every corner of the globe the development of the sport, the … Continue reading

‘Papers in the Wind’ By Eduardo Sacheri: Book Review

Posted on by Robert Hay
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One of the things that bugs me most about popular culture is the lack of quality fictional moves about soccer. Bend It Like Beckham may have been the last good fictional account where soccer played a prominent role, and even that … Continue reading

Luca Caioli’s ‘Neymar’ Book Is a Must-Read Before the World Cup

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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When Luca Caioli writes a book about a player, it is not your average biography. What you can expect is a well written, well researched look at his subject. His most recent book Neymar looks at this young superstar with a … Continue reading

Book Review: Distant Corners By David Wangerin

Posted on by Robert Hay
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As MLS and the U.S. Soccer Federation try to create a modern soccer history, complete with its heroes, stories, and even villains, they often set aside our nation’s soccer past to complete their narrative. We often forget that the United … Continue reading

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Review of Pele’s New Book, ‘Why Soccer Matters’

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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For many years soccer, Brazil and Pele have been linked in the mind of many around the world. You could say that for certain generations, they were the three hearts of the sport. When Pele was born in the Brazilian … Continue reading

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World Soccer Talk Announces Launch Of a Brand-New Soccer Book For EPL Fans

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Soccer Talk is proud to announce its publication of a brand-new book that’s written specifically for fans of the world’s most popular sports league, the English Premier League. Written by World Soccer Talk Senior Writer Kartik Krishnaiyer, Blue With … Continue reading

Looking At Another Classic – The Glory Game by Hunter Davies

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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“The fears, the tensions, the dramas, the personality clashes, the tedium of training, the problems of motivation, injuries, loss of form, the highs and lows, new people coming through, old stars beginning to fade, that sort of stuff goes on, … Continue reading

Book Review: Arthur Hopcraft’s Classic, ‘The Football Man’

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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Football does not ask for faith: it compels examination. So writes Arthur Hopcraft in the introduction to The Football Man, reissued late in 2013 as part of the Aurum Press Sports Classics series. When I started reading the book, I … Continue reading

‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’ Book Review: A History of Manchester United That Looks Ahead

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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The 2013/14 season is a period of intense transition for Manchester United, as former Everton manager David Moyes has become the first new manager of the team in more than 25 years. Despite the recent adversity the team has suffered … Continue reading

A Review of ‘Always Managing, the Harry Redknapp Autobiography’: An Enigma Who’s Always Puzzled

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Autobiographies always tell a story.  Just like the newest John Grisham lawyer drama, an autobiography is an attempt to weave a story out of common human experience and present the reader with a linear series of events meant to entertain … Continue reading

Review of ‘In the Box,’ A New Photobook About Subbuteo

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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When I was asked to review a book about “Subbuteo,” I thought I had been the victim of some sort of autocorrect. From there, my mind searched for memories of perhaps some Brazilian or Argentine defensive midfielder from the sixties … Continue reading

Soccer in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano: Book Review

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana
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Author of Soccer In Sun and Shadow, Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano is best known in North America as the author of Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. That novel made headlines (and vaulted to … Continue reading