Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football (Paperback)
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Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 19/03/2001
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The Netherlands has been one of the world's most distinctive and sophisticated football cultures. From the birth of Total Football in the sixties, through two decades of World Cup near misses to the exiles who remade clubs like AC Milan, Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea in their own image, the Dutch have often been dazzlingly original and influential. The elements of their style (exquisite skills, adventurous attacking tactics, a unique blend of individual creativity and teamwork, weird patterns of self-destruction) reflect and embody the country's culture and history. This book lays bare the elegant, fractured soul of the Dutch Masters and the culture that spawned them by exploring and analysing its key ideas, institutions, personalities and history in the context of wider Dutch society.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747553106
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: New edition


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'Original and conventional ... Fascinating and individualistic, Brilliant Orange beguiles you like a Cruyff turn' The Times

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“A landmark in football writing”

This remarkable book confirms football is just as emblematic of a nation's culture as music, art or literature. Winner has a deep admiration for the Netherlands and relates its distinct football style to the... More

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