CLOC Football Book of the Year 2020

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    Ultra

    Through the prism of Italy’s ultras – the most organised and most violent fans in European football – Tobias Jones examines the sinister side of football fandom, with its violence and political extremism, but also admires the passion, wit, solidarity a …

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    Natural

    Jimmy Greaves remains the greatest goalscorer in English football history with 357 top-flight goals, although his England career was defined by the heartbreak of missing the 1966 World Cup Final. After slipping into the grip of alcoholism, he reinvente …

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    Local

    Local – a club and its city’ tells the story of the unique relationship between Liverpool Football Club and the city of its name. Local players, journalists and civic leaders explain the history and culture of Liverpool, detailing what it means to have …

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    A Tournament Frozen In Time

    The Wonderful Randomness of the European Cup Winners’ Cup is a homage to the awkward sibling of the European Champions’ Cup (for high achievers) and the UEFA Cup (where the cool kids hung out). Domestic cup success was what gained entry to this hipster …

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    The Three Kings

    Three of the greatest football clubs: Celtic, Liverpool and Manchester United. Their three greatest managers: Jock Stein, Bill Shankly and Matt Busby. Three men born within a 20-mile radius of each other in the central lowlands of Scotland; forged in m …

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    The Names Heard Long Ago

    In 1953, the Mighty Magyars beat England 6-3 at Wembley, a result that echoes through the history of football. A year earlier, this Hungarian team had won Olympic gold. A year later, they lost agonisingly in the final of a World Cup that they dominated …

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