Those Feet: A Sensual History of English Football

Those Feet: A Sensual History of English Football

by David Winner (Author)


Is Victorian masturbation anxiety the root cause of England's many World Cup failures? What links Roy Keane to a soldier who never lived but died in the Charge of the Light Brigade? And how did thick mud and wet leather shape the contours of the English soul? In this playful and highly original look at English football, David Winner, author of the acclaimed Brilliant Orange, journeys to the heart of Englishness itself, and shines a peculiar light on the true nature of a rapidly-changing game which was never really meant to be beautiful.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 274
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 21 Mar 2005

ISBN 10: 0747547386
ISBN 13: 9780747547389
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Media Reviews
'Winner paints a suitably glowing picture Ambitious and impressive.' Observer on BRILLIANT ORANGE 'An excellent book.' World Soccer on BRILLIANT ORANGE 'Ambitious and illuminating.' Independent on Sunday on BRILLIANT ORANGE 'Original and unconventional Fascinating and individualistic, Brilliant Orange beguiles you like a Cruyff turn.' The Times on BRILLIANT ORANGE
Author Bio
David Winner is a freelance journalist. He lives in London and Amsterdam.