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4.0 von 5 Sternen Gut nicht nur für Fussball-Fans
Nick Hornby schafft es, die Faszination des Fußballs außerhalb des tatsächlichen Spielgeschehens sowie das Gefühl der Verbundenheit zu einem bestimmten Verein, die auch in Deutschland so mancher nachempfinden können wird, treffend und lustig zu beschreiben. Dennoch kommt auch die Kritik gegenüber diversen, negativen Entwicklungen der...
Veröffentlicht am 1. August 2001 von Grubenhügel

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2.0 von 5 Sternen if you're not into soccer, don't bother
"Fever Pitch" is basically the same story as "High Fidelity" only in this case the main character is obsessed with football (that's soccer to us North Americans) instead of music. Although my own experience with soccer is limited to the one summer I spent in a soccer league when I was six years old, I felt obligated to read this book because...
Veröffentlicht am 16. Februar 1999 von Jer Fairall (j_fairall@yahoo.com)


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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent summation of fans' view of football., 18. Mai 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fever Pitch (Taschenbuch)
I write just 48 hours after Arsenal have completed the Double for the second time (16 May 1998)! How Nick Hornby must be celebrating! We went to Highbury for the first time in the New Year, knowing that somewhere in the crowd was the Nick Hornby. We thought we saw his done-head on the pitch - sorry, my mistake, that was Steve Bould!
Seriously, though, I read this book last summer and my daughter, aged 14, read it after me. We rate it 10, because it sums up everything British football supporters feel about British football. "Fever Pitch" speaks for us so well that most of us who are football supporters feel that we should have written this book ourselves!
Much as he may dislike the description, Nick Hornby is typical of the modern British football supporter, middle-class, analytical, cynical yet obsessive. With the demolition of the terraces has gone football's cloth cap image. In its place are the people who can afford £15 or so per match (£60 for a family of four with no child reductions) to sit in Highbury's all-seater North Bank.
I liked the format, autobiography written as a series of match reports. I identify with Nick Hornby when he relates that he sat petrified in his seat for an hour before kick-off, terrified that Arsenal might lose, and, later on, willing on the final whistle. I love the arrogance in which he writes that it really was not good enough: Arsenal were out of Europe, had not won the FA Cup and were only fourth in the League!
The bits I enjoyed most was the account of how an un-named Everton centre half (we all know who he was!) scored an own goal and how Malcolm MacDonald claimed it for his own! Also, how Cambridge United, when they scored, played "Oh what a lovely bunch of coconuts!" on the tannoy. His accounts of football hooliganism in the 1980s are graphic and should down in the history books.
Although I am with Hornby 100% when he writes about football, he does not convince me so much when he gets on to the male psyche - maybe becaus! e I am a woman. When Hornby is writing about football, he is writing from the gut. On the male psyche, I feel he is digesting what other people have said and written and he does not carry so much conviction.
I am a woman and a football supporter. Maybe there is another book to be written about woman football supporters - we are a growing band.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A sports and literature classic!, 10. März 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fever Pitch (Taschenbuch)
The essence of the book is captured in the following. After Arsenal lost the FA Cup final against Ipswich in 1978: "... to them (the business types), it really was only a game, and it probably did me good to spend time with people who behaved for all the world as if football were a diverting entertainment, like rugby or golf or cricket. It's not like that at all, of course, but just for an afternoon it was interesting and instructive to meet people who believed that it was." Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby is the search for an explanation of being an obsessive football fan. This search results in a brilliant book. Although not all football supporters are as obsessive as Hornby (some are even more obsessive), the vast majority will recognize the emotions that drive them to support a team fanatically and to remember the numerous, useless details about teams and matches. The (lack of) reason to do so will also apply to other sports like American Football, Baseball, Hockey, and Basketball. This book is a great self-analysis for all fanatic supporters of any sport worldwide and, if read by non-supporters, they can understand or at least accept supporters' behavior a little better. With Arsenal taking many trophies in England during the last seasons with their impressive offense Bergkamp, Overmars and Anelka and the resulting general recognition that Arsenal is not at all boring, I am pretty sure that Hornby had (and continues to have) many ecstatic moments.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A fantastic book for anybody with a passion for anything, 17. Februar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fever Pitch (Taschenbuch)
I am a British lad studying here in America and I would like people to take the opportunity to read Nick Hornby's book "Fever Pitch". He captures the passion shared amongst British soccer fans leaving us thinking, I remember doing that or I wish I would have done that. But you don't have to be British or even a soccer fan to enjoy this one, the book gives a great insight into British culture and goes far beyond the tea and biscuits stereotype sometimes assosiated with the U.K. So come on Americans put down that issue of sports illistrated and find out how the rest of the world lives. I bet my bottom dollar you will come out wishing that your favorite /football /baseball /basketball or hockey team had the same patriotic support. If not, then you will see one man's love for a team that streches far beyond support. But the reason this book has sold millions of copies across the world and had a movie made on it is because there are so many soccer fans like it. I would love to bring two thousand away fans from any soccer team in Britain to the Superbowl, and let them take the place over with songs, chants and the odd bit of high temper. You have to support your team, not watch your team. Please give it a go, trust me it will open your eyes to another part of the world. As Fat Boy Slim says "I Have To Praise You Like I Should" It's a religion in Britain, go on read the bible- Fever Pitch.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen I love this book, 31. März 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fever Pitch (Taschenbuch)
When I received `Fever Pitch' a couple of years ago I thought, "How nice. A book about English soccer (of which I am a fan)." While this is partly true, there is so much more to this book than that. It is about dealing with relationships; family, friends and others. It is about the process of growing up, and all the problems it entails. It is about frustration and desire and dreams and secret fears. It is about obsession, in whatever form it takes, and how some people seem to be particularly prone to it. Which means that, ultimately, I feel that I can identify with the author in a way that I have not been able to with other books that I have read. I've now read it seven times in the last 2 years. Every time that I read I laugh, cringe, get angry and cry at the events that Hornby relates. One passage has helped me in particular, Hornby writes "Non-footballing friends and family have never met anyone madder than I; indeed, they are convinced that I am as obsessed as it is possible to be. But I know there are people who would regard the level of my commitment...as inadequate." If only I could get my wife, family and friends to read this book I am sure they would look upon me much more kindly. No matter what your obsession might be, I think that reading this book will help you to understand yourself just that little bit more.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen What if he'd been a Cubs fan????, 20. Februar 1999
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Let me get this straight -- Hornby takes us through some two decades of his fanatic devotion to Arsenal and in the course of that time they win -- by my count -- at least four major championships of the endless variety that European football seems to offer. This is suffering???? Gees, he should be a San Francisco Giants fan like me and you folks in Chicago would find him even more of a whiner. Still, he's a lot of fun in his whiny fandom, and more than once you'll feel this book is a mirror of your own disproportionate affection for a sports team that has broken your heart too many times to count. Give this book to your wife, girlfriend (or for that matter, husband or boyfriend) who just doesn't understand why you have to slip away from the party, the restaurant, to seek out a TV, or call a scoreline and check how the lads are doing (although you know, of course, that they are losing). It's also worth noting that Fever Pitch was made into a pretty good movie which, to my knowledge, hasn't been released in the US. I saw it a couple years ago on an airplane across the Atlantic before I'd read the book or heard of Hornby's novels. Last thought: the best book ever of this biography/sports fan genre is Frederick's Exley's A Fan's Notes.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen passion of england, brought to life, 14. Januar 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fever Pitch (Taschenbuch)
In this book is brought to life the passion felt by every true english football (soccer for Americans)fan. I can relate to Hornsby being an avid supporter of second division team Oldham Athletic. Five years ago we were in the premiership and beating Man Utd; one of our local rivals, one nil at Wembley in the F.A Cup semi-final, last year we barely avoided relegation. I am part of the 5,000 faithful who turn up every week in the usual rain, hopeful that the good days will return (If they do I hope the 20,000 Man Utd glory hunters don't return also). Although being a Gunner, Hornsbys' days of pain are pretty much over, people around the world should take the opportunity to see how much a part of english lives football really is. Sticking with your team through the lowest of the lows, and the feeling you get from the highs. You could say its only a game, but to the english its a way of life, we have an innate love. This is conveyed in Hornsbys' book, and after reading it, you can begin to understand just how gutted and depressed every english person alive felt after Euro '96 and World Cup '98. Come on America, you may love your sports, but no-one will love a sport more than the english love football;born and bred from our land.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen ode an den fußball, 2. Dezember 2006
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fever Pitch (Taschenbuch)
Eine liebevolle Autobiographie von Nick Hornby über seine größte Leidenschaft und damit auch seine größte Schwäche: Der Fußball. Wie es angefangen hat, wie es weiterging und wie es ganz tragisch mit ihm wurde. Er belächelt sich selbst, während er über strömenden Regen oder verprügelt werden schreibt. Doch man rennt immerwieder hin. Man kann nichts dagegen tun, und wenn man da ist, dann hasst man es! Besonders für Frauen könnte das Buch äußerst interessant werden. Als ich es las, konnte ich durchaus Parallelen zu meinem Freund knüpfen. Und plötzlich erschien er mir nicht mehr ganz so sehr verrückt. Dieses Buch hat das totale Fußballverlangen gesellschaftsfähig gemacht. Mit viel Selbstironie findet sich sicherlich mancher Fußballfan in diesem Buch wieder. Und wir Frauen können nun vielleicht etwas mehr Verständnis aufbringen.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Hornby shoots ... and scores!!!!!!!!!!!!, 9. April 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fever Pitch (Taschenbuch)
An autobiography? A book about soccer? A story about a strange, obsessive love for 11 men and a small ball? " Fever Pitch " is a mixture of everything. In this book, Hornby, storyteller of books like " High Fidelity " and " About a boy ", tells about his obsessive love for soccer and especially for his favourite club Arsenal London, which unites him with some ten thousand other desperate fans. This guy only loves and lives soccer with only very small place for other more or less important things. Although he tries to unite his passion for soccer with the one for his girlfriend, he always prefers 22 strong soccer player legs to the two sexy legs waiting for him at home.
Hornby uses his chance and fires a straight shot into the hearts of all soccer maniacs around this great football called earth with the help of his fabulous humour and his amazing insider knowledge about this sport. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT SOCCER EVER WRITTEN... not only for soccer fans but also for those who didn`t get behind the sense of that game yet!!!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Hornby's book an instant classic, 5. Februar 1999
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Not only has Hornby written a book of superlative class full of street smart sensibility combined with wishful gullibility (how else do you describe the optimistic sports fan?), he has crafted the image of the typical sport fanatic in such an enjoyable and entertaining fashion that the book is impossible to put down. Mind you, being an Arsenal supporter has forced me to view the book through red and white glasses if you will. That aside, Hornby's book is an example of brilliant storytelling combined with the brutal honesty that often times is either missing or superficial among many of his peers. He writes of himself in a self depricating tone even though he knows his position is one to envy (who wouldn't love to have a passion that although is time consuming oftentimes also provides you with the motivation to get to the end of the day?).
A brilliant book, and one that needs to be emulated by a North American author to bring the message of the sport fanatic here to those who can't relate to soccer here in North America.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Great Stuff for Soccer Buffs, 29. April 1999
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This is an odd but compelling memoir structured around the author's lifelong obsession with the Arsenal Gunners (a football team in England). The book is organized into bite-size chunks which chronologically cover 1968-1982, from ages eleven to twenty-five. While the memoir is full of Hornby's commentary on various facets of modern life, make no mistake, this book is unlikely to captivate anyone not deeply interested in football. In that arena, there is buckets of opinion and analysis of English football, including such topics as hooliganism, decaying stadiums, escalating ticket prices and new demographics of fandom. These sections were the most interesting to me, and in the end, I found myself glad to have waded through the minutiae to discover them. Hornby's memoir is written with an openness reveals a somewhat deranged love for his team, one that exceeds rational fandom in my opinion. The book has been made into a film in the UK.
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