Anyone read.....?

Discussion in 'Books' started by EdgarDavids20, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. EdgarDavids20

    EdgarDavids20 New Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How Soccer explains the world by Franklin Foer? Great book.
  2. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Been there done that, big thread.
    Don't know where it's gone though.
  3. eplkewell

    eplkewell Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    excellent read. i gave a report on it for my government class. i think i got like a B on the report. it was pretty good.
  4. Manitoba-Muggle

    Manitoba-Muggle New Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    winnipeg MB. Canada
    yeah I read that recently very interesting stuff on the Celtic Rangers rivalry and also on the Chelsea Head hunters
  5. chengb02

    chengb02 Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    I read it and enjoyed it as a book, but as a scholarly work on the subject, it doesn't come through...
  6. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin
    Just read it this last week. Was impressed with its scope, was not impressed with the writing or the almost complete lack of joy in the game.

    But did like his rather clear cut distinction between the globalists and the America firsters as explaining current American politics.
  7. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't think he quite proved his thesis, but it clearly showed that a lot of the fan appeal of soccer is not due to the game, but for these non-athletic rivalries. Since we have very few of these in the US, it is not surprising the game isn't more popular here.

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