Italian football’s rise and fall

Calcio: A History Of Italian Football, by John Foot, 4th Estate, €21.90.

15th April, 2006

Calcio: A History Of Italian Football, by John Foot, 4th Estate, €21.90.

The huge growth of the football publishing market during the past decade can be gauged by counting the potted histories of various nations that have appeared in the past few years. We’ve had David Winner’s Brilliant Orange (Holland), Phil Ball’s Morbo (Spain), Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger’s Tor! (Germany), Dave Hannigan’s The Garrison Game (Ireland) and Alex Bellos’ Futebol (Brazil), each of them meticulously detailed and...

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