The latest act of David Beckham's career, played out on foreign fields, has outshone all previous drama: His falling out with Ferguson and leaving Old Trafford; the bitter power struggle for his signature between Barca and Real; the hype of his inauguration and medical (watched by a live TV audience of 2 billion); the star-studded tour of the Far East; the behind the scenes politics of marketing and spin and accusations that he was being bought not to play but to sell shirts, and silencing his critics with performances on the pitch that have made him the fulcrum of Real's 'Galacticos' and the darling of the Spanish media. This is the story of that season finally told in full through Spanish eyes - the players, agents, pundits and ordinary fans - by a man who was there as it happened. "Excellent - Phil Ball has written nothing less than a guide to Spanish life." - Simon Kuper, "Observer on Morbo". "It wouldn't matter if Phil Ball travelled to the worst team in the lowest division in Spain, it would be a pleasure to go with him." - "Four Four Two". "Entertaining and original" - "El Pais".
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"Knowledgeable, readable and downright funny book which will leave you hungry for more Spanish football." -- Four Four Two
Entertaining and original -- El Pais
Excellent... Phil Ball has written nothing less than a guide to Spanish life -- Simon Kuper, Observer on Morbo
Fascinating... full of politics and culture as well as football -- Independent on Morbo
Phil Ball has lived in San Sebastian since 1991. He has written for When Saturday Comes, New York Times and Financial Times and broadcast for Sky Sports’ La Liga programme. His previous books are the William Hill long-listed and GQ Sports Book of the Year Morbo – The Story of Spanish Football and White Storm, the only English language history of Real Madrid.
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91900824
Book Description Ebury Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091900824