Download PDF by Simon Turner: If Only: An Alternative History of the Beautiful Game

By Simon Turner

ISBN-10: 1785312804

ISBN-13: 9781785312809

If simply: another background of the attractive video game is a fiercely unique counterfactual historical past of soccer. it is usually tempting to think within the grand sweep of heritage; to finish that the triumphs of football's maximum groups have been easily inevitable. the reality, despite the fact that, is that historical past can activate what seem, firstly look, to be infinitesimally small occasions. at the back of all these triumphs lie the numerous disappointments of groups that have been denied glory through a merciless leap, the width of a crossbar or a doubtful refereeing choice. demanding the belief that the result of significant clashes may possibly by no means were any assorted to what they have been, If merely reflects on what our soccer background might have been, what it will possibly were and, now and again, what it most likely must have been. Boldly turning soccer heritage on its head, it imagines a global within which Scotland win the first-ever international Cup, Derby County are champions of Europe and 1966 is not the purely 12 months that England win anything.

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