Brilliant Orange David Winner

Book Review: Brilliant Orange by David Winner

Please share:When I started reading Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football I was wary that it had first been published in 2000 and that arguably Dutch football’s darkest day – the 2010 World Cup Final – would not be covered.   Fortunately, the latest version has been updated by author David Winner in […]

Fear and Loathing in La Liga

Book Review: Fear and Loathing in La Liga

Please share:It’s the biggest grudge match in the word: Madrid v Barça, El Clásico. The stage, the characters, the politics is out of this world.   I spent two years in Spain, the first spent as a student at Madrid’s Universidad Autonoma as part of a European Studies exchange during 1996-97. My choice of dissertation […]

Great Football Books

Please share:We’re on the hunt for great football books. In alphabetical order, here are some of OW’s favourite books on football history and culture: A Season With Verona – Tim Parks Sticking with Italy, for one season only, English resident of Verona, Tim Parks follows Hellas Verona home and away in Serie A. On his […]