50 Football Books for 2017

50 Football Books for 2017

02.03.2017

1: Quiet Leadership, by Carlo Ancelotti, Chris Brady and Mike Ford
2: Up Pohnpei, by Paul Watson
3: Fear and Loathing in La Liga, by Sid Lowe (Starts 28.06.17 man this looks daunting.)
4: Soccernomics, by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski
5: The Hand of God, by Jimmy Burns
6: I Am Zlatan, by David Lagercrantz and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
7: Inverting The Pyramid, by Jonathan Wilson
8: 
How Football Explains The World, by Franklin Foer
9: Morbo – The Story of Spanish Football, by Phil Ball
10: The Nowhere Men, by Michael Calvin
11: 
Back from the Brink, by Paul McGrath and Vincent Hogan
12: Soccer In Sun And Shadow, by Eduardo Galeano
13: Stillness and Speed: My Story, by Dennis Bergkamp and David Winner
14: The Game Of Our Lives, by David Goldblatt
15: Men in White Suits, by Simon Hughes
16: The Italian Job, by Gianluca Vialli and Gabrielle Marcotti
17: Fever Pitch, by Nick Hornby
18: 
How They Stole the Game, by David Yallop
19: When Friday Comes: Football In War Zones, by James Montague
20: The Ugly Game, by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert
21: Thirty One Nil, by James Montague
22: 
A life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke, by Ronald Reng
23: Erbstein, by Dominic Bliss
24: 
Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography, by Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Hayward
25: Ajax, the Dutch, the war, by Simon Kuper
26: The Damned United, by David Peace   28.06.17  (Excellent. Really enjoyed that. Took a bit to get used to the format. But very interesting.
27: 
Ajax, Barcelona, Cruyff: The ABC of an Obstinate Maestro, by Frits Barend
28: The Numbers Game, by Chris Anderson and David Sally
29: Calcio, by John Foot
30: 
Does your Rabbi know you're here, by Anthony Clavane
31: Forever Young, by Oliver Kay
32: 
Das Reboot, by Raphael Honigstein
33: 
Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World, by Graham Hunter
34: Cass, by Cass Pennant
35: 
The Football Men, by Simon Kuper
36: 
Brilliant Orange, by David Winner
37: 
Kelly Smith: Footballer, by Kelly Smith and Lance Hardy
38: The Ball Is Round, by David Goldblatt
39: The Didi Man: My Love Affair With Liverpool, by Dietmar Hamann
40: Those Feet, by David Winner
41: 
Addicted, by Tony Adams and Ian Ridley
42: Keane: The Autobiography, by Roy Keane and Eamon Dunphy
43: Soccer Nemesis, by Brian Glanville
44: 
Behind The Iron Curtain, by Jonathan Wilson
45: Only a Game? The Diary of a Professional Footballer, by Eamon Dunphy
46: Danish Dynamite, by Rob Smyth, Lars Eriksen and Mike Gibbons
47: Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning, by Guillem Balague
48: The Soccer War, by Ryszard Kapuscinski
49: 
The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro, by Joe McGinniss
50: Football Against The Enemy, by Simon Kuper

PostScript:
51 My Father, by Gary Imlach  31.04.17  (Very enjoyable and superbly written. Great insite, especially, to the 1958 World Cup and the SFA shennanigans at the time)
52 Full Time, by Tony Cascarino 26.05.17  (There's no easing you into this one. No nonsense from Cascarino. Maybe I didn't expect a lot from this... but I REALLY enjoyed this one.




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