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Outcasts! The Lands That FIFA Forgot [Reading] ➷ Outcasts! The Lands That FIFA Forgot Author Steve Menary – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Once in a while, a book comes along with an unusual subject matter that captures the imagination Menary s Outcastsfalls into that category A fascinating insight into all the various factors that have Once in a while, a book comes Lands That Epub Û along with an unusual subject matter that captures the imagination Menary s Outcastsfalls into that category A fascinating insight into all the various factors that have to be taken into account when looking to become a football nation.


10 thoughts on “Outcasts! The Lands That FIFA Forgot

  1. Martin Faulkner Martin Faulkner says:

    Some years out of date now obviously but still an interesting read I found it mildly ironic that the author repeatedly added sic to quotes from non native speakers while himself committing numerous sins factual errors, misspellings of place names, inconsistent tenses in match reports, etc that a decent proofreader ought to have picked up Maybe this was corrected in later editions, but I m nerdy enough to allow that kind of thing to spoil my enjoyment somewhat


  2. Tony Tony says:

    I love the idea of this book looking at issues of nationality and statehood through the lens of football In an era when politics means less and less, particularly inindustrialized countries, when fewer and fewer people turn out to vote, sport crystallises the notion of a nation perhapsthan anything else As the world s most popular team sport, football keeps alive the idea of a national identity undefined by political borders better than most The notion of Englishness and Sco I love the idea of this book looking at issues of nationality and statehood through the lens of football In an era when politics means less and less, particularly inindustrialized countries, when fewer and fewer people turn out to vote, sport crystallises the notion of a nation perhapsthan anything else As the world s most popular team sport, football keeps alive the idea of a national identity undefined by political borders better than most The notion of Englishness and Scottishness, for example, has been kept alive by sport as much as anything else since the Act of the Union in 1707 In places where identity is slowly starting to mean less and less, in an age of globalization where satellite TV is watering down local sports in favour of global brands, some peoples are trying to keep alive an identity that is being lost, through football The author tracks the progress usually slow, frustrating, and contentious towards international recognition whether at the highest levels, or simply to get an occasional match by teams from the Channel Islands, Greenland, the Falklands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Northern Cyprus, Occit nia, Monaco, Kosova, Zanzibar, Tibet, North Mariana, the Vatican, and S pmi.Unfortunately the book is in dire need of a good editor The book keeps cutting between general history lessons of the various nations the history of football within them the quest for international recognition of their football associations and surprisingly detailed reports on some of the matches they actually get to play e.g at the Island Games Each of these can be quite interesting, but they don t cohere well, and the book ends up incredibly disjointed, failing, as a result, to tell any compelling story


  3. Gayathiri Gayathiri says:

    This actually gets 2.5 it didn t really hold my interest Well researched otherwise, and its premise is certainly something that football fans should know about.


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