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Mad For It — From Blackpool to Barcelona Football's Greatest Rivalries - Andy Mitten

HarperSport, 2008, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.

Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “From Belfast to Barcelona, Blackpool to Buenos Aires, there are football matches that are far more than a game. Often a microcosm of life in a city, there exist countless rivalries between clubs that are steeped in a historical enmity based on class, religion, politics, or philosophy. Some of the games, like Rangers v Celtic, are renowned for their vocal sectarianism, others like Tenerife v Las Palmas for their eclectic fanbase, while little or nothing is known about the derbies in Cairo or Calcutta which attract twice as many fans as any Old Firm clash. Andy Mitten journeys across the UK and to the far-flung regions of planet football, talking to managers, players, backroom staff, local journalists and, crucially, to a host of passionate fans — from the vividly ordinary, working-class supporters to the well-heeled jet-set who find their regular football fix in exotic cities like Madrid, Rome or Milan -and gets to share their highs and lows.
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 329
ISBN: 0007280807

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