Author: Rob Langham
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 …
Ooh-Aah: The Bob Booker Story
by Greville Waterman
Published by Bennion Kearny
In academic history books of recent years, the tendency has been to move the story away from a concentration on the machinations of Kings, Queens and politicians and to attempt to understand the past by shining a light on the experiences of ordinary people. Hence, the experiences of a seaman in the Royal Navy in …
The Agony and the Ecstasy
by Richard Foster
Published by Ockley Books
It was entirely remiss of us not to have reviewed Richard Foster’s The Agony and the Ecstasy on its initial release in 2015, so the appearance of a recent new edition from the brilliant Ockley Books has thankfully given us the opportunity to rectify that.
Not to be confused with a good collection of essays released …