Those Feet: A Sensual History of English Football

Those Feet: A Sensual History of English Football

by David Winner (Author)


In this playful, witty and highly original look at English football, David Winner, author of the acclaimed "Brilliant Orange", journeys to the heart of Englishness and sheds new light on the true nature of a rapidly changing game that was never really meant to be beautiful. He shows how Victorian sexual anxiety underlies England's many World Cup failures. He reveals the connection between Roy Keane and a soldier who died in the Charge of the Light Brigade. And, he demonstrates how thick mud and wet leather shaped the contours of the English soul.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: New
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 06 Mar 2006

ISBN 10: 0747579148
ISBN 13: 9780747579144
Book Overview: Follow-up to the William Hill shortlisted Brilliant Orange: the Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football Perfect for football fans and those interested in English history Brilliant Orange was a massive seller

Media Reviews
'Thank God for David Winner ... With an easy wit, Winner traces the game back to its roots and the results are as intriguing as they are amusing ... Those Feet really is a marvellous book and you're unlikely to come across anything better for some considerable time' Duncan White, FourFourTwo 'Winner has made as good a stab at psychoanalysing England's national sport as I have read' Daily Telegraph 'It is a book of surprising twists and turns, casually brilliant flicks and powerful, penetrating insight ... Winner has written a great football book' Glasgow Herald 'In this ambitious book, he takes the quintessential elements of the English game and traces them back to their origins in his singular, tangential way ... dazzling' Independent
Author Bio
David Winner is a freelance journalist. He lives in London and Amsterdam.