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181. El Miedo Escenico y Otras Hierbas
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182. Coaching Under 12s: A Complete
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183. Schmeichel: The Autobiography
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184. More Than Goals: The Journey from
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185. Soul Crew: The Inside Story of
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186. Coaching the 3-4-1-2 and 4-2-3-1
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187. Arsenal All 4-1: A Guidebook To
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188. Women's Soccer: Using Science
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189. Michael Owen: Off The Record -
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190. The Leaguers : The Making of Professional
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191. Strikers: Positional Play (Soccer)
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181. El Miedo Escenico y Otras Hierbas
by Jorge Valdano
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Asin: 9505118260
Catlog: Book (2003-04)
Publisher: Aguilar
Sales Rank: 881722
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182. Coaching Under 12s: A Complete Coaching Course
by Tino Stoop
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Asin: 1591640598
Catlog: Book (2004-04-01)
Publisher: Reedswain
Sales Rank: 424030
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This book from the Dutch Soccer Association lays out a complete season coaching plan for coaches of U-12s. Included are characteristics of players at this stage and what to expect in terms of performance and behavior. The Dutch method at all levels is based on a Circuit Model which emphasizes small groups, repetition and maximum ball contacts.

The CD-ROM contains all the information in the book plus a customizable coaching planner, video of the drills and games, extra printable diagrams and much more. ... Read more


183. Schmeichel: The Autobiography
by Peter Schmeichel, Egon Balsby
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Asin: 1852278676
Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
Publisher: Virgin Publishing
Sales Rank: 723311
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Stick to your day job, honey
Even with a writer to aid him, it's clear that Schmeichel is more skilled with his hands and feet than with words.

You have to be a Schmeichel fan - as I am - to want to read this book from cover to cover.. Great literature it ain't.

I was disappointed that it did not give me more insights about his relationship with his mates in Man U, and his relationship with Ferguson - whose own books are eminently more interesting and insightful than this one. It was a little too much a Me Me Me book.

Perhaps the problem I had was that I read this book right after reading a transcript of interviews with Johan Cruyff, who is as skilled speaking as he was toying with a football.

Still, if one is interested in goalkeeping and goalkeepers, this would be a decent read even for a non Schmeichel fan.

5-0 out of 5 stars too good
nothing to say, just really good

5-0 out of 5 stars good
nothing to say, one real thing is that its really good. If you are peter's fans, you must buy it. Best book I have ever seen

5-0 out of 5 stars Schmike is the best
This autobiography is the best one that I have ever seen. It has all the details about the best ever goalkeeper in the world---PETER SCHMEICHEL. It is also include some interesting things about his relationship with his former Manchester United teammates as well. If you are a SCHMEICHEL's fan, you should buy one rightaway! ... Read more


184. More Than Goals: The Journey from Backyard Games to World Cup Competition
by Claudio Reyna, Mike Woitalla, Human Kinetics
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Asin: 0736051716
Catlog: Book (2004-04-01)
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Sales Rank: 69335
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Praise for More Than Goals
"As one of the most gifted players in U.S. soccer history and national team captain, Claudio Reyna has helped the team to be more successful and competitive internationally. Through his professional experiences in Germany, Scotland, and England, he's become a great pro and a wonderful student of the game. More Than Goals is a special look at what motivates this great player and how he's developed his skills. I highly recommend this book to all soccer enthusiasts."

Bruce Arena
U.S. National Team Coach and Technical Director

"When Claudio's on the field, teammates know he's going to get them the ball and that he'll help them to play better. More Than Goals gives insights into becoming that kind of player."

Landon Donovan
2002 and 2003 U.S. Player of the Year

5-0 out of 5 stars Claudio and Mike nailed it
Tired of typical linear, from-youth-to-star books? Unsatisfied with "how-to" drills? If so, this is the perfect antidote.

Claudio's story as a genuine American soccer hero is a special one -- and he tells it in an engaging, exciting way. With the help of talented soccer journalist Mike Woitalla, Claudio weaves various parts of his career with thoughts on the state of American soccer today. Using his father (his first coach) as an example, Claudio describes his view of American soccer -- the ideal, and the reality.

The book can be read and enjoyed by many audiences: young players seeking inspiration; coaches looking for tips on how to teach and motivate, and soccer fans hoping for an inside view of a true American hero.

5-0 out of 5 stars Much More Than A How-To
The U.S.'s greatest soccer star, Claudio Reyna, has always put more effort in his game than most players, and he does the same thing in this book. Instead of simply writing an autobiography, or an instruction manual, he does both in More Than Goals. And he does it with great style too, using his own personal experiences to illustrate the general principles and techniques that have made him one of the world's premiere players. If you're a fan who wants to know more about Claudio, or a player who wants to learn how to take your game to the next level, this book is for you... ... Read more


185. Soul Crew: The Inside Story of Britain's Most Notorious Hooligan Gang
by David Jones, Tony Rivers
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Asin: 1903854083
Catlog: Book (2003-06)
Publisher: Milo Books
Sales Rank: 458556
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Why The Welsh Are Crap At Rugby
Engagingly told story of the violence as a pastime escapades of the Welsh soccer team Cardiff City's Soul Crew. There is a self-deprecating honesty to the book, since Tony and his hooligan mates don't win all their confrontations, and admit to being intimidated by opponents on several occasions. The designer label name dropping exemplifies the sartorial obsessions of the hooligan Casual scene, which appear to be as important as kicking the daylights out of some "up for it" blokes from another firm. The peculiar phenomenon of organized gangs of men (many into their 40s) attacking each other as a sport, in the name of a sport will strike many as repugnant and nihilistic. The sociologists and assorted boffins who attempt to mitigate this behavior by apportioning blame to 'lack of opportunities' and other throwaway vacuous slogans miss the point. Gangs like the Soul Crew exist purely because their members find acts of mass violence thrilling and cathartic. Tony Rivers & David Jones eloquently make this clear. ... Read more


186. Coaching the 3-4-1-2 and 4-2-3-1
by Massimo Lucchesi
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Asin: 1591640261
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: Reedswain
Sales Rank: 581816
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

The book starts with a discussion of the characteristics of the players at each position and builds into a comprehensive tactical overview complete with build-up options and attacking schemes in the attack phase and marking responsibilities and zonal movement in defense.
Finally, the author suggests strategies for countering specific formations out of both the 3-4-1-2 and the 4-2-3-1.
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1-0 out of 5 stars To many pictures
Thought I would get this book to learn some drills and get a few good ideas on implementing these formations. To be honest it is way to basic, over 3/4 of the pages are whole page diagrams showing basically where A passes to B.
Would not recommend it at all! ... Read more


187. Arsenal All 4-1: A Guidebook To An Historic Season Straight From Highbury's Gooner Grapevine
by Bernard Azulay
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Asin: 1840189169
Catlog: Book (2004-12-01)
Publisher: Mainstream
Sales Rank: 118676
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188. Women's Soccer: Using Science to Improve Speed
by Dr. Michael Yessis
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Asin: 1930546491
Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
Publisher: Wish Publishing
Sales Rank: 414313
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

This is the only book that contains information on analysis of women's soccer players' running and cutting actions and how they can most effectively be improved.No other book has the sequential pictures depicting how running and cutting are executed, nor exercises that duplicate the joint actions.

The book introduces the concept of specificity of exercise and how the strength, flexibility, and explosive exercises duplicate exactly what happens in running and cutting actions.

Also unique to the book is information on how you can improve running and cutting through the use of specialized strength and flexibility exercises.The exercises make it possible to make corrections in technique so that the player can improve her performance very quickly.This is the only book that couples technique and strength training together to produce immediate and most effective results.

Another unique aspect of the book is the introduction of active stretches for soccer (as opposed to static stretches as typically recommended).The active stretches are used, not only for improvement of flexibility, but also as a warmup to practice or play.The chapter on nutrition for speed and quickness is also unique and it presents information not typically found in other books.In fact, some of the information is in direct contrast to what is typically recommended for soccer players.

Reading this book will allow the player to show a significant improvement in her performance in the shortest amount of time.It is also a great book for coaches if they are interested in improving the performance of their players. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting but hard to implement
As way of background, I'm an adult female soccer player who started playing 4 years ago as an adult. I play on a women's (C-level) team and a co-ed rec team. I'm not a naturally fast runner, which is why I bought this book.

The frame-by-frame action sequences of running and cutting are informative. You can see what the players are doing--both right and wrong. Unfortunately, when it comes to figuring out what you are doing right (or wrong) it is hard to figure that out using this book. I don't think it is the fault of the author. A book just may not be the correct medium to convey this information. (The author does plug his own training company as a resource for doing this kind of analysis.)

The exercises seem useful. I haven't started doing many of them as we have just began our off season and that is when the doctor recommends much of the training to occur. Most of the strength training exercises require elastic tubes with bands or gym machines.

You will have to be disciplined to use this book on your own. For me, I think it would have been more effective to use the money that I spent on this book to go towards a personal trainer with sports conditioning training. ... Read more


189. Michael Owen: Off The Record - My Autobiography
by Michael Owen, Paul Hayward
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Asin: 0002189399
Catlog: Book (2004-08-01)
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 168160
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190. The Leaguers : The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900-1939
by Matthew Taylor
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Asin: 0853236496
Catlog: Book (2005-05-15)
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Sales Rank: 1132985
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Manchester United is the most recognized sports team in the world, with an audience of millions around the globe, surpassing even the New York Yankees. David Beckham's exploits--and marital woes--are known worldwide. The Football Association of England has become a multi-billion dollar industry. But how did English football become not only the defining sport of the nation but also one of the most successful sports in the world? With The Leaguers, football historian Matthew Taylor tells the story of the early days of professional football in England, revealing the distant origins of today's game.

Making extensive use of archival materials from football clubs, unions, and associations, Taylor presents a compelling picture of football teams and players in the early days of the twentieth century, tracing the development of the system of professional teams from the hundreds of town, club, and school teams that dotted the countryside. The top tier of those teams comprised the Football League that by the 1920s was synonymous with the very idea of professional football in the minds of fans and sportswriters alike. The Leaguers illuminates the role played by the Football League--and by successful clubs in the League such as Arsenal and Aston Villa--as the rules, standards, and structure of the modern game were being codified. Taylor also considers the careers and influences of early players, including such well-known names as Billy Meredith, "Dixie" Dean, and Alex James. As football's popularity grew and sports media proliferated, players found themselves becoming national stars, their portraits on cigarette cards bought by fans throughout England.

The first full-length history of the early days of the Football League, The Leaguers will be essential reading for football fans who want to know how their favorite sport grew from modest origins to the worldwide phenomenon that is English football today.

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191. Strikers: Positional Play (Soccer)
by Allen Wade
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Asin: 1890946087
Catlog: Book (1997-08-01)
Publisher: Reedswain
Sales Rank: 556308
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Discusses the striker's role and responsibilities in team play, the attributes of top class strikers and the environment in which they have to perform in the modern game. ... Read more


192. So You Think You Know Premier League Football?: The Unofficial Quiz Book (So You Think You Know S.)
by Clive Gifford
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Asin: 0340881909
Catlog: Book (2004-10-31)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Sales Rank: 944195
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193. The Manual of Soccer Coaching
by Roy Rees
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Asin: 0937347191
Catlog: Book (1995-08-01)
Publisher: Countryman Press
Sales Rank: 1157006
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Chapters on:The Development of The Individual Player, The Development of Combination Play, The Development of Team Play, Phases of Play, Functional Practices, Set Plays, Defensive Systems, Coaching Defenders, and Coaching The Game.What makes this book a "Must Have" ready reference is his common sense style of presentation.Because it makes sense, this is a book you will take off your shelf and use. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Never buy a book by Roy Rees, EVER. Why? Keep reading
I'm a player in the Tulsa Thunder, a well known competitive club in the area. I get hands on training and coaching with Roy Rees. I'll make this short and sweet, the man is stupid with soccer tactics. The practices he conducts are dumb.His tactics are stupid.If you are a coach, and lookin for a book on how to coach,do not, I REPEAT, do not buy a coaching book wrote by Roy. This is coming from a players point of view. Because if you coach like Roy, and act like Roy, people will hate you.If you want some examples of how Roy pisses me off, write me an E-mail and I'll tell you I dont care if anyone from the club is reading this either ... Read more


194. Junior Soccer: A Complete Coaching Guide for the Young Player
by Adam Ward, Trevor Lewin
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Asin: 0764122843
Catlog: Book (2002-09-08)
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Sales Rank: 866319
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Filled with full-color action photos and instructive diagrams, Junior Soccer is designed specifically as a guide to help instructors teach the game to boys and girls. From goal-keeping practices to team tactics, the authors cover every aspect of the game, emphasizing teaching methods that work best for kids, ages 6 through 16. They focus on proper technique, beginning with warm-up routines, then showing and discussing positional practices and developing individual skills. Consecutive action photos show correct kicking techniques, including driving, chipping, volleying, juggling, and many other maneuvers. The authors also give advice on suitable equipment, offer tips on keeping junior players interested and motivated, and pass on suggestions to help kids develop coordination, speed, agility, and ball control. Parents, physical education teachers, and kids themselves will be fascinated by the instruction, advice, and handsome illustrations that fill this book. ... Read more


195. Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer
by David Winner
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Asin: 1585672580
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Overlook Press
Sales Rank: 545442
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Brilliant Orange is a book about Dutch soccer that's not really about Dutch soccer. It's more about an enigmatic way of thinking peculiar to a people whose landscape is unrelentingly flat, mostly below sea level, and who owe their salvation to a boy who plugged a fractured dike with his little finger. If any one thing, Brilliant Orange is about Dutch space, and a people whose unique conception of it has led to some of the most enduring art, the weirdest architecture, and a bizarrely cerebral form of soccer-Total Football-that led in 1974 to a World Cup finals match with arch-rival Germany, and continues with its intricacy and oddity to mystify and delight observers around the world.

"In the hot summer of 1975 Wim van Hanegem was offered the chance to leave his beloved Feyenoord and join the French club Olympique Marseilles. . . He couldn't decide what to do. . . So he turned to his dog: 'We can't decide. It's up to you now. If you want to go to Marseilles, bark or show me.' For several minutes the dog and Van Hanegem stared at each other. The dog didn't move. 'OK' said Wim, 'he doesn't want to go. We're staying."

The cast stretches from anarchists and church painters to rabbis and skinheads, and of course, to Holland's beloved soccer players, whose eccentricities are wryly detailed by David Winner through hilarious anecdotes that call to mind Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch. As idiosyncratic as its subject, quirky and provocative, Brilliant Orange reaches out to the reader from an unsuspected place and never lets go.

"Occasionally a book comes along that you fall in or out of love with on the basis of nothing more than the contents page . . . Brilliant Orange is one of those strangely informative books that will even entertain those who have little interest in either soccer or the Netherlands." (The Economist)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best book ever written on football.
For its entertainment value, its creativity, its humor, and its depth of insight, this is perhaps the best book ever written on soccer. One should be familiar in general with Dutch football tactics and history to get the most out of it, but even if you aren't, it's still highly engaging.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book but I expected more
I would rate this book somewhere between 3 and 4 stars - it's almost one of those oddball classics. Judging by the title, I expected more insight into the strategy of Total Football or the Dutch soccer-playing style in general, an analytical explanation of why it works. Time and space are mentioned in general; perhaps it was foolish of me but I really did hope for a detailed spatial analysis.

Part of the problem is that David Winner at times does too much telling rather than showing. One of the earlier reviewers remarked that access to video footage would be helpful. I agree, especially when Winner just keeps telling the reader how brilliant and beautiful the Dutch playing style is without much description beyond those mere adjectives. On the other hand, there are sections where the description is quite vivid, like that of the Cruyff turn. But it still falls a bit short. This book would work much much better as a documentary. Or at least there could have been greater and better use of pictures and illustrations.

Another problem on the strategy front is when Winner tries to stretch certain ideas to the absolute limit. At one point he concludes that a player's ability to curl the ball on a free kick made the defensive wall useless in such a situation. Winner fails to notice that if the wall wasn't there, someone else would blast the ball straigth through to goal. When you're forced to pick your poison with let's say Real Madrid, surely you'd rather let Beckham curl it rather than give Roberto Carlos a direct shot. A few of Winner's exasperating conclusions almost made me give up on the book.

Luckily, for the most part, I continued reading. Despite my disappointments, the book does provide fascinating observations on Dutch history, culture, people, architecture, etc. and how they all relate to soccer. One of my favorite chapters was the one about Ajax and its Jewish links; I wish I knew about this when I was traveling in Amsterdam. Sometimes, though, the material gets a bit too academic, more in terms of writing style than analytical rigor - I could really do without the commentary from Uri Geller, puh-leez.

Overall, if you're a serious fan of soccer, this book's worth a read, in part because (aside from instructional material) there's very little of quality out there on this sport. I guess I've been spoiled by all the good baseball literature.

4-0 out of 5 stars Neurotic genius
Entertaining book. You gotta be a big soccer fan, with some sense of the history of the game to enjoy it, but if you are...

4-0 out of 5 stars Well-Written and Thoughtful Look at Total Football
Make no mistake, this is a book about Dutch football-however, what makes it of at least passable interest to non-football fans is how Winner ranges into Dutch history, politics, art, architecture, and psychology in his attempt to explain why Dutch football is so different. In that sense, the book is quite a bit more "highbrow" than most. After starting with a brief history of Dutch soccer, Winner plunges full into the Dutch glory days of the late '60s to late '70s, when "total football" was king and Johan Cruyff was its master. The book's central idea is to try and suggest similarities between aspects of Dutch football and aspects of Dutch life, which when looked at together reveal something of the Dutch national character.

For example, one of these linkages is the shared timeframe for the birth of modern Dutch football and the progressive globalist nature of Holland, as exemplified by Amsterdam as we think of it now. Another is the lack of "killer instinct" or "win at all costs" mentalities (as evidenced by the national team's historical failure to win the big games), in favor or a more aesthetic mentality that values style or beauty over results. A third example is his discussion of the tension between society/team as a whole, and the individual/star. Winner splits his time between history and analysis (often very insightful), and interviews with former players, coaches, and non-football academic specialists and art critics. There are great tidbits here and there, such as a chapter about the Ajax club and why many of its supporters wave Israeli flags, which is intertwined with a capsule history of Dutch collaboration with Nazi occupiers and the Dutch collective memory of the war.

Lots of neat stuff here, but it's a little hard to get into without having access to video (or at least memories) of some of the pivotal games under discussion, such as the 1974 and 1978 World Cup finals. Winner can explain the "total football" concept as eloquently as possible (which he does), but I think you have to see it to "get" it. And in that sense, the book is a little bit of a failure. Maybe one day it can be reissued with a companion DVD?

4-0 out of 5 stars Glanzend, vermaak, beklemmt
Unapologetically obsessive examination of both the Dutch national team, and the club team Ajax Amsterdam, from the origins of totaalvoetbal in the late '60s until Euro 2000. The author is David Winner, a Brit who lives in Amsterdam part-time. Winner attempts to uncover what he sees as a Dutch nation plagued by self-perpetuating pathologies related to WW2 and the Germans, democracy and its problems with committee decisions, space and the Dutch genius for creating it, and an unwillingness toward self-examination.

In a nutshell, the author suggests that Dutch society is reflected in its soccer. There are some ridiculously extraneous ideas here, such as (what I consider) filler material regarding the color orange, the seeming Dutch inability to win penalty kick shootouts, and the Jewish war experience in the Netherlands. However, the book really shines in Winner's many interviews with ex-players and managers. There are lots of great (and some contradictory) anecdotes about Cruyff, Van Basten, Rep, Rensenbrink, Keizer, Van der Gaal, and to a lesser extent Krol, Gullitt, Kluivert, and Bergkamp.

I would recommend this book only to those who are obsessed (at least mildly) with both soccer and Holland. Both worthy topics. The joy of the book is in its anecdotal fun, however; don't expect thesis material here. ... Read more


196. Effective Soccer Goalkeeping for Women
by Tamara Browder Hageage
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Catlog: Book (2002-06-01)
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
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197. Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation: Kicking Off a New Era (Sport in the Global Society, 52)
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Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
Publisher: Frank Cass Publishers
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198. Winning Volleyball for Girls
by Deborah Crisfield
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Catlog: Book (1996-04-01)
Publisher: Facts on File
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199. The Glorious Game: Arsene Wenger, Arsenal and the Quest for Success
by Alex Flynn, Kevin Whitcher
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Asin: 0752860402
Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
Publisher: Orion
Sales Rank: 449268
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Arsenal may have overcome Southampton 1-0 to retain the FA Cup, and, as Arsene Wenger claimed, had the best team in the Premiership, but the 2002-03 season will go down in memory as one largely unfulfilled by their own high standards. Alex Fynn and Kevin Whitcher draw upon times spent behind the scenes at Highbury to piece together an intimate portrait of both the man at the helm, Wenger, and life at the only Premiership club in with a shout of challenging the Old Trafford hegemony. The Glorious Game looks back to Arsene Wenger's arrival at the club, studies his philosophy of football, examines Arsenal's underachievement in Europe and their continuing battle for English supremacy with Manchester United. The long-term financial implications of the Ashburton Grove move, and the place of the youth academy in Wenger's long-term strategy are also discussed.Featuring interviews with, and profiles of, the key individuals at Highbury -- from Wenger and David Dein, through to the likes of Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Liam Brady and Bob Wilson -- The Glorious Game is an insightful and assured piece of sports writing, and compulsive reading for any Arsenal fan. ... Read more


200. The Far Corner
by Harry Pearson
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Asin: 0349108374
Catlog: Book (2000-05)
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Sales Rank: 177913
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The funniest look at football in a long time!
If you've ever wondered why football is such a followed tradition amongst the English hordes, this book should give you the clearest indication yet. It follows the life of one football fan as he travels around as many of the grounds in the North East of England as he can. With wonderful commentry, Pearson conveys the passion, the pride and the downright ridiculous of the average football fan. This book is a must for those that wish to relive those days of pints, pies and scarfs and an even greater must for those who wish to find out what all the fuss is about. A glowing testiment to the game, although some of the characters described might not agree! ... Read more


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