Essential Soccer Books

Discussion in 'Books' started by Jose L. Couso, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Try Grant Wahl's "Masters of Modern Soccer," James Montaque's "1312: Among the Ultras," and Jonathan Wilson's "Angel with Dirt Faces"
     
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  2. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I already have and read Wilson's "Angels With Dirty Faces", which was excellent. Thanks for the other two books! I added both of them to my Amazon Wishlist! Happy Labor Day!
     
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  3. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just added Jonathan Wilson's The Names Long Ago to my Amazon wishlist. It's about Hungarian football.
     
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  4. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A couple of other suggestions:
    Sid Lowe "Fear and Loathing in La Liga"
    Raphael Honigstein "Da Reboot"
    Franklin Foer "How Soccer Explains the World"

    I'm currently reading Adam Crafton's "From Guernicia to Guardiola." It a good read as well.
     
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  5. Paul W

    Paul W Member

    Oldham Athletic 1990
    England
    Aug 9, 2019
    Hello.

    This is for anyone interested in football in England ‘before the Premier League’.

    I am a lifelong English football fan and recently finished my first book, a history of the game in England from the late 1950s until 1992 and the creation of the Premier League. It looks at the main factors that led to the transformation of English football, and includes interviews with several ex-professionals who played in the Football League during that time.

    It is available from my blog at https://the1888letter.com/book-before-the-premier-league/ - please contact me if you are looking to buy a copy from outside the UK, details are on the blog.

    Thank you for reading.

    Paul.
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  6. Paul Quack

    Paul Quack Member

    May 3, 2009
    Club:
    Northampton Town FC
    I'm reading Woody and Nord again. The friendship between our leader Gareth Southgate and Andy Woodgate. What a wonderful book. I read it years ago and it's still as enjoyable now as when it first came out. I can recommend it. Good to read about the Cobblers 2 Wembley appearances in 97 and 98 when we took over 40,000 there.
     
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  7. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks Paul W ... I'll have to look for it.

    I'm reading a book on soccer analytics called "Football Hackers" by Christoph Biermann. This is an English version of a book he'd originally written in German. A pretty in-depth look at various analytics and different companies/sporting directors that use them.
     
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  8. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I Believe That We Will Win about US soccer and its quest to win the men's World Cup. I'm currently blanking on the author. It was out of stock on Amazon, though.
     
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  9. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #359 Chesco United, Jan 24, 2023
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2023
    I just added to my Amazon Wishlist a book called A Tournament Frozen In Time about the late, great European Cup Winner's Cup. The author is Steven Scragg, who has several other soccer books.
     
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