Tag Archives: Soccer Reads

Review of Paul Lake’s I’m Not Really Here

Hello. I apologize for the lack of posts.  I’ve started taking classes again and I’ve also been lucky enough to have some of my writing published on other outlets such as ESPN’s Soccernet.  I’m extremely proud to say that Mark … Continue reading

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Wedontknowitasfootball’s bookshelf: Brilliant Orange Part II

David Winner’s Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer is the type of book I most enjoy these days: an uncategorizable hybrid that’s part cultural study, part hyper-literate, obsessed sport journalism that weaves together disparate sociological threads into an … Continue reading

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Wedontknowitasfootball’s bookshelf: Brilliant Orange Part I

I knew full well that nothing good ever happens on a baseball field. But there I was: running, doing passing drills in the shaggy, unkempt outfield, practicing my dribble etc.  Then I would take the ball as if in a … Continue reading

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Wedontknowitasfootball’s bookshelf part II. Soccernomics

The seismic impact of Bill James’ instigation of the sabermetric revolution against Major League baseball’s previously unquestioned “truths,” traditions and assumptions regarding the inner-workings of the game continues to reverberate in the forefront of front office minds throughout the sporting universe.  … Continue reading

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Wedontknowitasfootball’s bookshelf part I. Eduardo Galeano – Soccer in Sun and Shadow

cover image courtesy of goodreads.com One of the aims of this blog is to accumulate and share information with newly converted soccer fans.  This is going to be the first in series of posts discussing books that we’ve read that … Continue reading

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Mission(ary) Statement

Our aim (AP and I) with this blog is to continue our exciting and enthusiastic apprenticeship as followers of soccer, particularly that of the European club variety.  As Americans we’ve decided to continue referring to the game as soccer in … Continue reading

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