This is the tale of the great game of footballsoccer to the Americansas it's never been presented in history: a side-splitting collection of match reports, correspondence, and reminiscences from pundits, commentators, players, officials, and spectators who weren't there but should have been. Here, a Victorian public school headmaster bemoans the advent of soccer, PC Scory records the altercations at the White Horse Cup Final in his notebook, the Russian linesman has second thoughts about Geoff Hurst's equalizer, God berates the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires about Maradona's claims of divine intervention, and David Beckham's hairdresser provides David Seaman with coiffeur tips in the aftermath of the England's World Cup 2002 exit. For the first time, the nutmegs, the tantrums, and the penalty-shootouts that have provided the ubiquitous topic of male conversation for generations are all entertainingly evoked.
|Series:||Reduced History Series|
|Product dimensions:||4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Aubrey Ganguly and Justyn Barnes' previous books include The Official ITV Sport Premiership Football Annual 2002 and The World Cup 2002. They are also the authors of The Reduced History of Cricket and The Reduced History of Golf.