The Association Game
A History of British Football
By (author) Matthew Taylor
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Association Game by Matthew Taylor
Book DescriptionThe story of British football's journey from public school diversion to mass media entertainment is a remarkable one. The Association Game traces British football from the establishment of the earliest clubs in the nineteenth century to its place as one of the prominent and commercialised leisure industries at the beginning of the twenty first century. It covers supporters and fandom, status and culture, big business, the press and electronic media and development in playing styles, tactics and rules. This is the only up to date book on the history of British football, covering the twentieth century shift from amateur to professional and whole of the British Isles, not just England.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780582505964
(234mm x 156mm x 29mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Matthew Taylor
Football, Paperback (September 2011)
"Football: A Short History".
Moving with the Ball, Paperback (January 2001)» View all books by Matthew Taylor
A consideration of the movement of football labour from the late 19th to the late 20th century, within the framework of international migration as a whole. It emphasizes the initial role of the British and the impact of the earliest South American and Yugoslav football "wanderers".
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Author Biography - Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth. His previous books include: Moving with the Ball: The Migration of Professional Footballers (with Pierre Lanfranchi, 2001) and The Leaguers: The Making of Professional Football in England 1900-1939 (2005).
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