Football Nation

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Sixty Years of the Beautiful Game. Football is at the heart of British national identity, intrinsically linked to our social history. Through more than forty fascinating stories this book reveals the hidden and not-so-hidden history of the game since 1945. From the mass audiences of austerity Britain and the introduction of floodlights at Accrington Stanley in the 1950s, through the escalating hooliganism of the 1970s and the arrival of the first all-seater stadium at Coventry in the 1980s, to the Hillsborough disaster and the coming of the Premiership.
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ISBN-13: 9781408801260
ISBN-10: 1408801264
Pagini: 448
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 129 x 196 x 29 mm
Greutate: 0.33 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing

Notă biografică

Andrew Ward is a freelance writer. His football books include Kicking and Screaming (with Rogan Taylor), Football Strangest Matches, Ward's Soccerpedia and Barnsley: A Study in Football, 1953-59 (with Ian Alister). He lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire. John Williams is an academic researcher and lecturer in the sociology of sport at the University of Leicester. He has pioneered football research since his studies of hooliganism in the late-1970s and has written twelve books on football and fan culture, the most recent being The Miracle of Istanbul (with Stephen Hopkins) and Groove Armada: Benitez, Anfield and the New Spanish Fury (with Ramon Llopis). He lives in Leicester.


'Fascinating and entertaining study ... As accounts of one sport's pivotal role in society go, this would be hard to beat' Irish Times 'As Ward and Williams clearly demonstrate ...while the English game is many things - brave, fair, violent, tragic, romantic, funny ... it is not pretty. And that, of course, is just the way we, and many millions around the world, like it' Daily Mail 'Genuinely fresh appraisals on all manner of topics, from the obvious to the not-so-obvious ... A treasure' Sports Journalists' Association 'A weighty tome on the development of football in the post-war Britain ... [it] reads like a companion volume to David Kynaston's magisterial popular history of the Attlee years, Austerity Britain' The Oldie