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Rock N Roll Soccer

Autor: Ian Plenderleith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466884002
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The North American Soccer League - at its peak in the late 1970s - presented soccer as performance, played by men with a bent for flair, hair and glamour. More than just Pelé and the New York Cosmos, it lured the biggest names of the world game like Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Eusebio, Gerd Müller and George Best to play the sport as it was meant to be played-without inhibition, to please the fans. The first complete look at the ambitious, star-studded NASL, Rock 'n' Roll Soccer reveals how this precursor to modern soccer laid the foundations for the sport's tremendous popularity in America today. Bringing to life the color and chaos of an unfairly maligned league, soccer journalist Ian Plenderleith draws from research and interviews with the men who were there to reveal the madness of its marketing, the wild expectations of businessmen and corporations hoping to make a killing out of the next big thing, and the insanity of franchises in scorching cities like Las Vegas and Hawaii. That's not to mention the league's on-running fight with FIFA as the trailblazing North American continent battled to innovate, surprise, and sell soccer to a whole new world. As entertaining and raucous as the league itself, Rock 'n' Roll Soccer recounts the hype and chaos surrounding the rapid rise and cataclysmic fall of the NASL, an enterprising and groundbreaking league that did too much right to ignore.

The Early Years Of Chicago Soccer 1887 1939

Autor: Gabe Logan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498599044
File Size: 21,70 MB
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This study examines the history of Chicago soccer from 1887 to 1939 from the perspectives of recreation, immigration, labor, and urban history. The author analyzes the championship tournaments, teams, and players that enabled Chicago to become one of the nation's early soccer powers.

Jeffanory Stories From Beyond Soccer Saturday

Autor: Jeff Stelling
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755363485
File Size: 30,74 MB
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Are you sitting comfortably? Then Jeff will begin ... The universally-loved, award-winning host of Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday and Channel 4's Countdown, and author of the bestselling Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly, returns with a Jackanory-style, football-flavoured narrative which gathers together the funniest, weirdest, most tragic, most heart-warming, under-the-radar stories of the football season. The book is stuffed to the gunnels with behind-the-scenes revelations, opinions and personal anecdotes from Jeff, and has a strong leaning towards the absurdities of both the highest levels and the grass-roots of the game. From the Macclesfield goalkeeper booked for using a golf tee to take his goal kicks, to the unintelligible ranting and raving of South American dictator chairmen. Let Jeff be your trusted guide through the madness of the football season, and let Jeffanory supply you with a veritable treasure trove of great anecdotes to take to the pub.

Soccer And Philosophy

Autor: Ted Richards
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 081269676X
File Size: 29,36 MB
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This collection of incisive articles gives a leading team of international philosophers a free kick toward exploring the complex and often hidden contours of the world of soccer. What does it really mean to be a fan (and why should we count Aristotle as one)? Why do great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo count as great artists (up there alongside Picasso, one author argues)? From the ethics of refereeing to the metaphysics of bent (like Beckham) space-time, this book shows soccer fans and philosophy buffs alike new ways to appreciate and understand the world's favorite sport.

Chelsea Fc In The Swinging 60s

Autor: Greg Tesser
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752486260
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Kings Road was the place to be in the 1960s, and their residents Chelsea FC were the original fashionable football club. More than forty years after Chelsea conquered Real Madrid in a dramatic European final, Greg Tesser relives the days when he was Britain’s youngest football agent. He will tell of his first meeting with club vice-chairman Richard Attenborough and how Peter Osgood became a TV star, thanks to one of the creators of Coronation Street. It was an era of glamour when soccer and showbiz came together for the first time. When the likes of Michael Crawford and Raquel Welch sat in the antiquated Stamford Bridge stands to marvel at the élan and flair of Charlie Cooke and The King of Stamford Bridge himself, the legendary Peter Osgood – even Steve McQueen got in on the act by visiting the changing-rooms before kick-off. Surely at no other time in the history of football had a squad been assembled that mirrored so accurately the new mood of liberalism that was spreading throughout the country in the 1960s and early 70s. Football, fashion and rock and roll – here’s what it was really at Stamford Bridge in those heady times.

The Book Of My Lives

Autor: Aleksandar Hemon
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 144721336X
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Aleksandar Hemon grew up in a blissful Sarajevo, where his childhood was consumed by football, his adolescence by friends, movies and girls and where, as a young man, he poked at the pretensions of his beloved city with American music, bad poetry, and slightly better journalism. And then at twenty-seven Hemon flew to Chicago for a month-long visit. A matter of weeks later Sarajevo was engulfed in an atrocious war and Hemon found himself an exile – he wouldn’t return home for five years, and when he did, he found his city irrevocably changed.

Stuck In The Middle With You

Autor: Jennifer Finney Boylan
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307952843
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents. Through both her own story and incredibly insightful interviews with others, including Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, and more, Jenny examines relationships between fathers, mothers, and children; people's memories of the children they were and the parents they became; and the many different ways a family can be. With an Afterword by Anna Quindlen, Stuck in the Middle with You is a brilliant meditation on raising—and on being—a child. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

The Secret History Of Rock N Roll

Autor: Christopher Knowles
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1573444057
File Size: 14,80 MB
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"...tells the story of the Mysteries [e.g. Mystery religions]--their rise, fall and eventual rebirth in the New World, where rhythms and melodies from the West African and the Celtic diasporas collided with the sound of popular music forever."--P. 4 of cover.

What I Did On My Rock N Roll Vacation

Autor: Michael Yahn
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595208800
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What I Did On My Rock n' Roll Vacation is the story of friendship, life and good old fashioned rock n' roll. It is a true-to-life fictional tale of a group of friends that put a band together, even though none of them have any musical talent what-so-ever. After being signed by a local producer as a national media experiment, to see if they could brainwash a nation into liking the worst band on the planet, they tour the country and grow up in the process. It is a wild and scary roller coaster ride through the world of music, life and living your dreams at all costs. The book features a foreword by music legend Ronnie Hawkins, and original quotes from some of Canada's most prominent musicians, written only for this novel, such as Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Safwan Javed (Wide Mouth Mason), Brian Vollmer (Helix), Joey Keithley (DOA), Tim White (Headstones) and Dave Bidini (Rheostatics).