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Englischer Fussball

A German View of Our Beautiful Game



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Englischer Fussball by Raphael Honigstein
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Wembley, 1966. 1 5, Munich, 2001. Mexico 72 and Italy 90. Bobby Moore and Franz Beckenbauer, Paul Gascoigne and J rgen Klinsmann. Forty years of hurt, tabloid rabble-rousing and Don t mention the war . But what do the Germans really think of us? Do they even care? n Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, respected journalist Raphael Honigstein gives us a German s-eye view of our national game. Nearly 150 years ago the English created a sport that the world has taken to its heart. Even today, English teams still fascinate audiences across the globe. So what makes our football special? tarting with the origin of the modern game in the late nineteenth century, Honigstein traces the development of English football from its public-school origins to the glory years of Ramsey and beyond, exploring the culture and foundational myths of a peculiarly English invention. Is English football really about manliness, hard work, fair play and a never-say-die attitude? Why is there so little room in our game for individual brilliance? And just why are we so hung up on beating the Germans? rovocative, incisive and very topical, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger is the product of an outsider s life

Author Biography

Raphael Honigstein has been covering English football since 1993, currently as a correspondent for the S ddeutsche Zeitung. He lives in London.
Release date Australia
August 6th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Yellow Jersey Press
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