- Taschenbuch: 261 Seiten
- Verlag: Wsc Books Limited (1. Juli 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0956101127
- ISBN-13: 978-0956101129
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,9 x 2,1 x 21,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 467.783 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Juli 2011
Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
Wenn Sie dieses Produkt verkaufen, möchten Sie über Seller Support Updates vorschlagen?
English writer Phil Ball has put the history of Spanish football into the context of the epomymous Morbo. Hard to pin down in translation (though the author manfully spends a chapter trying to explain the term in its fullest sense), "morbo" encapsulates the fierce rivalry across a club scene fragmented by history, language and politics. The bitter feeling between Barcelona and Real Madrid has, of course, been well-documented elsewhere. Here that famous rivalry is only one component of a landscape of antagonism. In particular, the Basque country in the north-west and Seville in the south both provide breeding grounds for a healthy portion of "morbo", and receive Ball's attention accordingly. The narrative captures the essence of that feeling perfectly, without failing to inform on a historical basis. A splendid chapter traces the ancestry of football in Spain back to the labourers in the English-owned copper mines in Huelva, Andalucia. While Spanish club football has always had its stars, from Di Stefano to Cruyff and Butragueno through to Raul and Luis Figo today, Ball shows that there is a greater force running in its lifeblood. Yet still there remains a paradox; he analyses the historical under-achievement of the Spanish national side in major international tournaments.
The new millennium has seen excellent books focusing on football culture in Holland and France--namely Brilliant Orange and Le Foot. At a time when the stock of Spanish club football has perhaps not been higher since the heyday of Real Madrid in the late 50s and early 60s, Morbo, a triumph in the same vein, thankfully allows us to add Spain to the list. --Trevor Crowe -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Revised and updated paperback edition of Phil Ball's acclaimed history of Spanish football. Morbo is the unique element that gives Spanish football its special flavour. More than mere rivalry, it is the expression in a thousand provocative ways of the feeling between clubs divided by history, language and politics. At its most bitter between Barcelona and Real Madrid, the same spirit courses through the uncompromising politics of the Basque Country, hangs over the divided city of Seville and marks Spain's attitude towards its national team. In this new edition of his acclaimed history, Phil Ball also examines the emerging power centres of La Coruna and Valencia and weighs up the impact of David Beckham on the morbo in Madrid. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com
1. Altetico Madrid and Valencia got only brief treatment, which is considering the importance of these two teams for Spanish and overall European soccer.Since whole theme is morbo which in free translation means grudge this is understandable.
2. Like virtually almost all intellectuals from the British Isles Mr. Ball is leftist and he is not shy to show it. Franco's supporters are always thugs, on the other hand even people who tried to kill legendary Ricardo Zamora are described almost with sympathies, but this is as I said nothing new.
3. Patronizing view regarding the scandalous refereeing during the World Cup 2002 when both Italy and Spain were drastically hurt in favor of hosts South Korea. I highly doubt that the author would be so nonchalant if England suffered the same fate.
In spite of these expected biases it is good book and good introduction taken with grain of salt so to speak.