Author: Rob Langham
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 …
The Night of the Virgin by Elliott Turner
Published byÂ Round Ball Media LLC
A notable element of the football blogging scene when we started The Two Unfortunates in 2009 was the heavy representation of outstanding North American writers. Aside from the venerable Two Hundred Percent, still going strong after a decade, Spirit of Mirko (then called Mirko Bolesan) and Llandudno Jet Set, the websites we …