THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

12 October ~ The book reviews from WSC 296 are online now. In Vertigo, John Crace speaks eloquently on the futility of being a football fan. Unfortunately he also moans a lot, even when his beloved Spurs are winning. Brian Glanville is more upbeat about their north London rivals in his history of Arsenal Football Club. Glanville also had a hand in Over The Bar, Jack Kelsey's memoir from his time playing for Arsenal and Wales. Kelsey's book, which was written in 1958, details a less glamorous time for footballers. When in Prague with his team-mates, Kelsey's trip to see Romeo and Juliet was scuppered when he discovered the cinema was booked up for the next six months. In Distant Corners, David Wangerin offers a stoical but cheerful history of the game in the US. Finally, Gabriel Kuhn's Soccer Vs The State mixes politics and football with some success.

 

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