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The foreign revolution : how overseas footballers changed the English game

Author: Nick Harris
Publisher: London : Aurum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Foreign Revolution is the complete history of how overseas players have influenced and changed the national game. The celebrated and the obscure share the stage, from the first forays in the late 19th century to the golden age of Cantona, Henry and Mourinho, the Russian Revolution at Stamford Bridge, and the takeover at Man Utd. Through exclusive interviews and meticulous research, Nick Harris tells football's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Harris
ISBN: 9781845131593 1845131592
OCLC Number: 70060227
Notes: Previous edition: published as England, their England. Hove : Pitch, 2003.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 456 pages, [8] pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : arrivederci isolation --
1. Pioneers against the tide --
2. Back in business --
3. From South Africa to the valley and beyond --
4. Two POWs and one world cup qualifier --
5. Extreme prejudice --
6. The barriers come down : 1978-79 --
7. Seven shades of Eric --
8. Northern rocks and murky middlemen --
9. Samba on tees --
10. Sublime and ridiculous --
11. French connections --
12. Sold out --
13. Special ones --
14. New horizons --
All-time bests --
App. Foreign players in England since 1888.
Responsibility: Nick Harris.

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Presents an account of how the mother country relearned the game, and opened her heart and wallet to a generation of foreign stars and a host of foreign managers. From the first forays in the late  Read more...

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