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Archives: Book Review

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

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

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

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

Chuck Culpepper’s”Bloody Confused”: A Bad Read for an American Football (Soccer) Supporter

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Chuck Culpepper’s “Bloody Confused” has gotten plenty of praise on both sides of the Atlantic. The book released in a slightly modified version as “Up Pompey” in the UK, is about an American sportswriter of some note who discovers English … Continue reading