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Winning at all costs : a scandalous history of Italian soccer

Author: John Foot
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For the legions of American Soccer fans, the first book to expose the violence, conspiracies, heartbreaks and big business machinations of the game-and the country it is inextricably linked with,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foot, John, 1964-
Winning at all costs.
New York : Nation Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608609088
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Foot
ISBN: 9781568583686 1568583680
OCLC Number: 148917550
Notes: Originally published: Calcio : a history of Italian football. London : Fourth Estate, 2006.
Description: xxiii, 594 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Calcio and football. Origins and early history : 1880-1929 --
The referee --
Teams and cities : Turin --
Teams and cities : Milan, Rome, Genoa, Florence, Naples --
At the back. Defenders and defensive football in Italy --
Players. Directors and Fantasisti --
Goalscorers --
Managers, tactics, fixers --
Scandals --
The media --
Fans, supporters, Ultrà --
Murder, massacre, normality : Calcio and violence since 1945 --
Power and politics --
Foreigners --
Italia --
la nazionale. The national team --
Conclusion --
money, money, money.
Other Titles: Calcio
Responsibility: John Foot.
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