Author: Rob Langham
The Bottom Corner
by Nige Tassell
Published by Yellow Jersey Press
Non-League Football has enjoyed something of a renaissance in the internet age – news of its oddities spread quicker, youtube viewings of outrageous halfway line goals are common, results are available at fingertips and there will always be a small corner of the web to focus on your particular obsession.
But it’s the morass-like nature of Non-League …
Blowing the Whistle (Anpfiff)
byÂ Toni Schumacher
Published byÂ Star
1987, Â£2.99 (Amazon)
Itâ€™s now thirty years since the publication of Harald (Toni) Schumacherâ€™s Blowing the Whistle and its German-language precursor, Anpfiff but there are far more reasons than a mere anniversary to dust down a volume that made an explosive impact on its release.
Schumacher was one of the leading footballers of the 1980s as evidenced by his …
Football, Corruption and Lies
by John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson
Published by Routledge
So FIFA is corrupt. As observations go, itâ€™s up there with the assertion that there are a few cars on the M25 – but, as with all truisms, itâ€™s cathartic to explore to just how great a degree the blindingly obvious is true and why it is so.
Football Corruption and Lies is essentially …
byÂ Daniel Gray
Published by Bloomsbury
Thereâ€™s much to be disappointed about in â€˜modern footballâ€™ as it has come to be known and Daniel Gray commences his new book with a quick list of the more visible and agonising abuses.
However, that would be to misrepresent what he sets out to achieve for Saturday 3pm is a an elegiac, poetic tribute to what there is …
The Routledge Handbook of Football Studies
edited byÂ John Hughson, Kevin Moore, RamÃ³n Spaaij and Joseph Maguire
Published byÂ Routledge
Academic publishers have performed an invaluable service in recent times via the production of so-called handbooks, one-stop summaries of a field aimed at advanced students, postgraduates, libraries, researchers and policy makers with some crossover to the generally interested reader on occasion.
With football a serious topic of …