Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by astroevan, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. astroevan

    astroevan Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2013
    Virginia Beach
    Can anyone recommend some good football books?

    I just finished Among the Thugs by Bill Buford. It was quite entertaining, provided some interesting insight to the world of English football in the late '80s, and presented some compelling arguments regarding crowd behavior and its influence on hooliganism.

    Now I'm looking for something new.
  2. timmyg

    timmyg Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Highly recommend The Ball is Round by David Goldblatt. It's long, but I couldn't put it down when I read it 10+ years ago.
  3. MicahMan

    MicahMan Administrator

    Mar 4, 2014
    My son liked Fever Pitch (not to be confused with the Jimmy Fallon/Drew Barrymore movie of the same name) from the author of High Fidelity and About a Boy
  4. Coach K

    Coach K Active Member

    Jun 26, 2015
    My top-ish 5 futbol books (in no particular order)

    Soccer in the sun and shadow- Eduardo Galeano
    Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football- David Winner
    Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life- Alex Bellos
    Das Reboot- Honigstein
    Finn McCools Football Club- The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead

    I also second The Ball is Round- essentially "the bible" for soccer historians
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