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Jonathan Wilson The Anatomy of England A History in Ten Matches
In-depth look at ten crucial football games that shaped England From the moment England’s superiority on the world footall stage began to crumble, the history of England’s national football team has never been less than colourful. With a forensic eye, and fascinating critical insight, Jonathan Wilson peels back the layers of ten crucial England encounters to reveal the key moments that have shaped the course of the English national team. Jonathan Wilson writes on football for the Financial Times, and the Daily Telegraph. He is the author of the acclaimed Behind the Curtain: Football in Eastern Europe and Inverting the Pyramid: A History of Football Tactics. He lives in Wandsworth, London.
Sport, Football Cased May £14.99 320pp 216 x 135mm 978 1 4091 1363 8 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion
Steve Hodge The Man With Maradona’s Shirt Intimate, behind-the-scenes account of the last age of innocence in football This is a snapshot of a vanished era of football, based on meticulously kept diaries during the 1980s and the early 1990s. Steve Hodge played in the lauded mid-1980s Spurs midfield; he was a dressing-room witness to the vagaries, charm, whims and downright venomous side of Brian Clough; he was at two World Cups, instrumental in the ‘hand of God’ episode, and is a holder of the final League Championship medal, which he won alongside a young Eric Cantona, before football changed for ever. Steve Hodge spent his playing career with Nottingham Forest, Spurs, Aston Villa and Leeds. He played in two World Cups, winning 24 caps for England.
Sport, Football Cased May £18.99 288pp 234 x 153mm 978 1 4091 1315 7 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion