The best football books- as suggested by Football365

This is target, and I will scratch the ones that I have already read. Only scratch out the first word of the books that I have but have not read yet.

The Ball Is Round – David Goldblatt – The bible. The best football book I’ve ever read, documenting the game from ancient times until the present day around the world. Meaty, but wonderful

The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro

How To Score – Ken Bray – Scientific look at football

Inverting The Pyramid – Jonathan Wilson – The tactics bible

Brilliant Orange – On culture and history of Dutch Football

Calcio – The same on Italy

Tor – The same on Germany

Feet of the Chameleon – Sameish on Africa

Morbo – Same on Spanish.

La Roja – Another same on Spanish

Futebol – Same on Brazil

Behind the Iron Curtain – Same on Russia

Bamboo Goalposts – Same on China

Teambuilding – Rinus Michels – The famous coaching guide

Why England Lose – Stats and science on England

The Manager – Barney Ronay

A season with Verona – Tony Parks

Those Feet – David Winner

The football men – Arthur Hopcraft

Dick Kerr’s Ladies – Barbara Jacobs

World Is A Ball – John Doyle

Once In A Lifetime – Gavin Newsham

The Last Game – Jason Cowley

Beautiful Game? – David Conn

Left Foot Forward – Garry Nelson

Floodlit dreams – Ian Ridley

Broken Dreams – Tom Bower

Only a game – Eamon dunphy

The Glory Game – Hunter Davies

The Nowhere Men – Michael Calvin

Football Against The Enemy – Simon Kuper

Football Business – David Conn

Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby

My Father and other working class heroes – Gary Imlach

Bios and Autobios

Paul McGrath

Robert Enke

Cantona – Philippe Auclair

Bergkamp – Stillness and Speed

Garrincha – Rui Castro

Keeper of Dreams – Ronald Reng

Duncan Edwards: The Greatest

Paul Lake


F365: When Everyone’s a Football Snob

This is an excellent article. And this is your read for the day, dear reader. Click here to read it. Here’s an excerpt:

Back home that night, angry people on message boards don’t share the moustachioed men’s enthusiasm. They are sniffing about Dortmund fans; football hipsters. Jurgen Klopp, the achingly charismatic Dortmund coach is apparently a fake – although it’s unclear what he’s faking apart from his hair. It seems Dortmund are definitively not cool now. They are old hat. Its fans are poseurs. Borrussia Dortmund are this year’s Barcelona. A team to be tossed about between zealous disciples and jaded misanthropes like a piece of yellowed meat. Dortmund and its ownership model, cheap ticketing and young team has become a prism for us to bicker through and a footballing concept to define ourselves by.

Well done, Tom Young.