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Bloody confused! : a clueless American sportswriter seeks solace in English soccer

Author: Chuck Culpepper
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Culpepper, a London-based Los Angeles Times journalist covering European sporting events, writes about the internationally known Premiership soccer league and its overzealous fans. The rough-and tumble British soccer sport quickly captivates Culpepper, who wrote on American sports for 15 years, as he learns the rivalries between the fans and teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Portsmouth. A  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chuck Culpepper
ISBN: 9780767928083 0767928083
OCLC Number: 184982488
Description: xvii, 250 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1 Common Sportswriter Malaise 1 --
2 Fumbling Around in Daylight 9 --
3 "F-ing Move!" 17 --
4 Is That Really Chelsea's Pitch? 24 --
5 A Twelve-Inch Digix in Camden 31 --
6 My Very Own Relegation Weekend 39 --
7 Sunday Contempt 47 --
8 Media-Inaccessible England 54 --
9 Two Months to Choose 61 --
10 Clueless 68 --
11 Knowing Too Much 74 --
12 Away Fan 80 --
13 The Best Goal in My Admittedly Limited Lifetime 86 --
14 I Hear My People 92 --
15 Europe 98 --
16 Away Fan Extraordinaire 105 --
17 The Distinct Horror of Rail Replacement 112 --
18 An FA Cup Debutant 119 --
19 Cheering for a Toilet-Seat Thief 125 --
20 "Have We Just ..." 130 --
21 Old Trafford 136 --
22 "We Were Mental" 142 --
23 Chimes and Mammals 150 --
24 Lonely Walks He Who Walks to Plainmoor 157 --
25 A Blackburn Fiasco 163 --
26 Never Miss a Chance to Hang Out in a Pub with a Blue Bear 170 --
27 Betraying a Kind Reading Fan 177 --
28 Just Disgusting 184 --
29 Rather Hopeless 191 --
30 You Have to Be Kidding Me 203 --
31 Not-Taken Roads 210 --
32 Adopted 217 --
33 It's Really the Heart of England 223 --
34 Elvis and the Beatles 230 --
35 One Goal from Europe 237 --
36 The Whole Meat Raffle of It All 244.
Responsibility: Chuck Culpepper.
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Culpepper, a London-based Los Angeles Times journalist covering European sporting events, writes about the internationally known Premiership soccer league and its overzealous fans. The rough-and tumble British soccer sport quickly captivates Culpepper, who wrote on American sports for 15 years, as he learns the rivalries between the fans and teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Portsmouth. A humorist of sorts, he can't help making snide comparisons between the rowdy, cheering British fans and their more somber American brethren, while touting the emotional high of regional pride over big team profits. He falls under the spell of the struggling Portsmouth squad, realizing that the die-hard fans live and die with the fortunes of their players and teams, describing vivid action scenes as thrilling as any in American hockey or football.--From Publishers Weekly.

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