Those Feet

Those Feet : A Sensual History of English Football

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In this playful, witty and highly original look at English football, David Winner, author of the acclaimed "Brilliant Orange", journeys to the heart of Englishness and sheds new light on the true nature of a rapidly changing game that was never really meant to be beautiful. He shows how Victorian sexual anxiety underlies England's many World Cup failures. He reveals the connection between Roy Keane and a soldier who died in the Charge of the Light Brigade. And, he demonstrates how thick mud and wet leather shaped the contours of the English soul.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 188 x 18mm | 180g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747579148
  • 9780747579144
  • 724,672

Review quote

'Thank God for David Winner ... With an easy wit, Winner traces the game back to its roots and the results are as intriguing as they are amusing ... Those Feet really is a marvellous book and you're unlikely to come across anything better for some considerable time' Duncan White, FourFourTwo 'Winner has made as good a stab at psychoanalysing England's national sport as I have read' Daily Telegraph 'It is a book of surprising twists and turns, casually brilliant flicks and powerful, penetrating insight ... Winner has written a great football book' Glasgow Herald 'In this ambitious book, he takes the quintessential elements of the English game and traces them back to their origins in his singular, tangential way ... dazzling' Independentshow more

About David Winner

David Winner is a freelance journalist. He lives in London and Amsterdam.show more

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141 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (55)
3 41% (58)
2 6% (8)
1 1% (1)
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