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State of Play

  • Livre Relié
  • 464 Nombre de pages
Préface Award-winning author of The Nowhere Men, Living on the Volcano and No Hunger in Paradise returns with his magnum opus on t... Lire la suite
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Préface
Award-winning author of The Nowhere Men, Living on the Volcano and No Hunger in Paradise returns with his magnum opus on the state of modern football

Auteur
Michael Calvin, one of the UK's most accomplished sportswriters, has worked in more than eighty countries, covering every major sporting event, including seven summer Olympic Games and six World Cup finals. He was named Sports Writer of the Year for his despatches as a crew member in a round-the-world yacht race and has twice been named Sports Reporter of the Year.

He is a bestselling author, whose book The Nowhere Men won the Times Sports Book of the Year prize in 2014. He became the first author to receive the award in successive years, when Proud, his collaboration with former Wales and British Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas, was named Sports Book of the Year in 2015.

In the same year the second book of his football trilogy, Living On The Volcano, was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize. No Nonsense, his collaboration with Joey Barton, was nominated for the award in 2016.

Texte du rabat
First he revealed the extraordinary lives of football scouts in The Nowhere Men.


Next he unearthed the pressures on football managers in Living on the Volcano.


Then he chronicled the hardships of young players striving to make it in No Hunger in Paradise.


Now, in State of Play, award-winning writer Michael Calvin takes readers inside the dressing room, beyond the pitch, and into the heart of the global game.

From Lincoln City to La Liga, journeymen to talismanic global superstars, Calvin reveals human stories and powerful issues at every level of the sport, including:

- The morality of the modern World Cup
- The state of Men's and Women's football around the world
- Mental health and concussion
- The social impact of football in prisons, homeless shelters and urban estates
- The future of the sport for managers, owners and fans

Exposing its beauty and its ills, State of Play is the definitive account of what makes football the game of our lives.

Résumé
*** Award-winning author of The Nowhere Men, Living on the Volcano and No Hunger in Paradise returns with his magnum opus on the state of modern football ***First he revealed the extraordinary lives of football scouts in The Nowhere Men.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: State of Play
Sous-titre: The Heartbeat of Modern Football
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781780896311
ISBN: 978-1-78089-631-1
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Random House UK
Genre: Politique, société et économie
nombre de pages: 464
Poids: g
Taille: H222mm x B138mm
Année: 2018