Allez Allez Allez

Author: Simon Hughes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473572746

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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_________ 'WE ARE LIVERPOOL - THIS MEANS MORE.' JÜRGEN KLOPP Allez Allez Allez is the inside account of Liverpool FC during the Klopp era, including the 2018/19 campaign which saw the club compete in the most gripping Premier League title race in history and become Champions of Europe for the sixth time. Featuring access to management, players and staff, Allez Allez Allez explains how Liverpool have emerged from what Jürgen Klopp described as the “depression” of 2015 to achieve feats that have eluded an entire generation of supporters. Through original research and exclusive interviews, Simon Hughes takes readers into Melwood, the club’s training ground, and behind the dressing room door. He takes them to Chapel Street, where the club’s business is determined, and to America, where it is owned. He takes them into Anfield, where many of the most important moments are defined, and he takes them on to the pitches of the Premier League and the Champions League, as we revisit how Liverpool stormed their way to the top of the Premier League this season.

The Kop: Liverpool's Twelfth Man

Author: Stephen F Kelly

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753547627

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 3367


'When The Kop is roaring it really is like having a twelfth man out there on the pitch. They're the best fans in the country - by miles.' Jamie Carragher The Spion Kop is one of the most famous, emotive and atmospheric vantage points in all of sport. The one-time terracing that could 'suck the ball into the net' - in Bill Shankly's immortal phrase - still inspires and intimidates today. Once the home of more than 25,000 swaying, singing, standing Kopites, it's now seated and can hold merely half that number, but its magic still remains. In this fully revised and updated edition, Stephen F Kelly uses eyewitness testimonies from Kopites, policemen, cleaners and referees as well as newspaper reports and the recollections of players and managers to trace the history of this amazing and fascinating stand - each anecdote wonderfully evoking the spirit of the changing times the Kop has experienced. Stirring, emotional and marvellously readable, The Kop is a must for any Liverpool fan and anyone interested in what it means to be a supporter of any football club.

Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup

Author: John Horne,Wolfram Manzenreiter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135140219

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

View: 3396


The football World Cup is unquestionably the biggest sporting event in the world. This fascinating collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup Finals, held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance. The book offers important insight into topics such as: * the development of professional football in Korea and Japan * the political and diplomatic significance of the first co-hosted World Cup * FIFA and the 'back stage' dealing behind the World Cup * football as a global culture and its impact on 'traditional' East Asian structures. This book is essential reading for anybody looking to understand the power of sporting 'mega-events' and the increasingly complex relationship between sport and society. It is also an absorbing read for all serious fans of world football.

The Soul of Iran: A Nation's Struggle for Freedom

Author: Afshin Molavi

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393078752

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1914


The truths about Iran; quite different truths from versions put forward by Washington, Tehran, and the media. Iran thundered onto the world stage in 1979 with an Islamic revolution that shook the world. Today that revolution has gone astray, a popular democracy movement boldly challenges authority, and young Iranians are more interested in moving to America than in chanting "Death to America." Afshin Molavi, born in Iran and fluent in Persian, traveled widely across his homeland, exploring the legacy of the Iranian revolution and probing the soul of Iran, a land with nearly three millennia of often-glorious history. Like a master Persian carpet maker, Molavi weaves together threads of rich historical insight, political analysis, cultural observation, and the daily realities of life in the Islamic republic to produce a colorful, intricate, and mesmerizing narrative. Originally published in hardcover under the title Persian Pilgrimages, this paperback edition is revised, with a new introduction and epilogue.

Bluebird Heaven

Author: Jamie Kemble

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1785314769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 3471


Bluebird Heaven tells the story of a rollercoaster decade at Cardiff City, when the football club experienced everything from cup finals and promotion to financial turmoil and damaging controversy. It was a period when Bluebirds fans experienced their wildest dreams coming true and their worst nightmares becoming reality. The club grabbed English football's attention for the first time in years when they defied the odds to reach the FA Cup Final in 2008, then continued over the following years as a fount of back-page headlines. The Bluebirds moved to a new home, attempting to rebuild themselves as a top-flight club and shed their notorious reputation off the pitch. But a club enriched by history was torn apart by the threat of a sweeping rebrand. Relive the drama of this extraordinary decade. Move behind the scenes to discover how a series of disastrous decisions left the club on its knees - and how inspirational figures managed to save the club in its darkest hours.

Spanish Culture Behind Barbed Wire

Author: Francie Cate-Arries

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838755464

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 1448


By the end of the Spanish Civil War in March of 1939, almost 500,000 Spaniards had fled Francisco Franco's newly established military dictatorship. More than 275,000 refugees in France were immediately interned in hastily constructed concentration camps, most of which were located along the open shorelines of France's southernmost beaches. This book chronicles the cultural memory of this war refugee population whose stories as camp inmates in the early 1940s remain largely unknown, unlike the wide dissemination of the literature and testimony of the survivors of Nazi death camps. The hidden history of France's seaside camps for Spanish Republicans spawned a rich legacy of cultural works that dramatically demonstrate how a displaced political community began to reconstitute itself from the ruins of war, literally from the sands of exile. Combining close textual analyses of memoirs, poetry, drama, and fiction with a carefully researched historical perspective, Spanish Culture behind Barbed Wire Investigates how the most significant literature of the early post-civil war exile period appropriated the concentration camp as a discursive vehicle.

An Anthology of French and Francophone Singers from A to Z

Author: Michaël Abecassis,Marcelline Block

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527512053

Category: Music

Page: 688

View: 5090


Every musical form has had an impact on the linguistic practices of our society. French song is a vector of cultural, social, and stylistic values. Throughout the world, songs in the French language are used in the teaching of French: professors incorporate songs into the curriculum in order to illustrate differences of register and linguistic variation, as well as to raise lexical or grammatical questions. As a form of popular expression, song is a genre that has, in recent years, become the focus of serious academic scholarship and criticism. However, few linguists have paid attention to French song and its linguistic uses. This richly illustrated mini-dictionary about French singers fills this gap by offering a collection of portraits of the greatest singers of the French language and how they have constructed the musical landscape in both France and the larger francophone community and the world as a whole. Through (re)discovering these classic and contemporary artists who contribute to the creation of the sonorous universe of the 20th and 21st centuries, the volume determines how these musical genres influence the French language and nourish our collective imagination. By plunging into francophone song, one can achieve a better understanding of the culture and the language of its speakers.

One Love

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lannoo Uitgeverij

ISBN: 9789020965865

Category: Photography of sports

Page: 381

View: 2899


This stunning and emotional photography book shows through hundreds of images how football unites people all over the world, how much fun the great game can be and how many emotions surround it. For this project, photographer Levon Biss travelled all ove

Football's Better with Fans

Author: Antony Rickson

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1801500231

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

View: 5928


Football stadiums are supposed to be packed with cheering fans. It was that way for more than 100 years until the coronavirus pandemic changed all our lives. Football managed to struggle on at some levels but without crowds - just cardboard cut-outs and fake noise instead. There was even a half measure for a while with a couple of thousand spectators allowed in. A banner at Old Trafford read, 'Football is nothing without fans', but what we discovered is that it isn't nothing, it's just better with fans there. Filled with fascinating stories, anecdotes, opinions and social media comments, Football's Better with Fans explores what it means to be a supporter. It's a light-hearted and highly dippable look at the lives of loyal fans, the fun and games they've enjoyed, their songs, banter, commitment, tattoos and traditions. The book doesn't shy away from tragedies, hooliganism or racism, but mainly it's a joyful celebration of football fandom and how we all survived when we couldn't go to games.

The Grammar of Genres and Styles

Author: Dominique Legallois,Thierry Charnois,Meri Larjavaara

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110592843

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

View: 1857


The book provides new findings about the grammar of genres and styles. It combines new methods with different kinds of empirical material, from social reports to live TV sports commentaries or 16th century newspapers, in English, French, Latin and Spanish. The study of non-discrete units suggests new ways of seeing the linguistic variation between genres and styles and the ways in which belonging to a genre predetermines linguistic choices.