Author: Rob Langham
by Ross Raisin
Published by Jonathan Cape
One hundred and fifty years or so into the history of this game we know and love, there are still numerous examples of how football has yet to properly emerge from the dark ages.
The attitude of football towards homosexuality is one of the most glaring cases in point. At grassroots level, there have been great strides with Stonewall …
English Gentlemen and World Soccer
by Chris Bolsmann and Dilwyn Porter
Published by Routledge
Although he was writing before the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Ivan Sharpe’s labelling of the Corinthian Football Club as one of the four greatest club teams in English football history is the kind of assertion that really makes one sit up and take notice. Founded by Nicholas Lane Jackson in 1882 …
On the Brink
by Simon Hughes
Published by de Coubertin Books
At first sight, the idea of a book devoted to a particular region of England may seem a little random and arbitrary – after all, the region in question, England’s North West, contains rivalries and differences within its borders that are as strong as those with those outside.
Such is the relative dominance in the country’s …
On collecting the gong for best podcast at the recent Football Supporters Federation awards on behalf of The Guardian newspaper’s Football Weekly, Jonathan Wilson, founder of The Blizzard and author of numerous books including his history of football tactics, Inverting the Pyramid was seen to tweet:
Podcast of the Year at the FSF Awards goes to Football Weekly. Nice to win, better to beat Judas FM.
For those …
Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football fans
by Paul Brown
Published by Goal Post books
In a world where many football supporters would be hard pressed to tell you anything about the career of Kevin Keegan or Trevor Brooking, Paul Brown has provided the invaluable service of chronicling the emergence of football in the nineteenth century, a period which, despite the sweeping changes that we have witnessed …