Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World (Hardback)
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Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 03/09/2015
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"Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win," (Gary Lineker). 13 July 2014, World Cup Final, the last ten minutes of extra time: Germany forward Mario Gotze, receiving a floated pass from his international teammate Andre Schurrle, jumps slightly to meet the ball and cushion it with his chest. Landing on his left foot, he takes a step with his right, swivels, and in one fluid motion, without the ball touching the ground, volleys it past the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the far corner of the net. The goal wins Germany the World Cup for the first time in almost twenty-five years. In the aftermath, Gotze looks dazed, unable to comprehend what he has done. In Das Reboot, journalist and television pundit Raphael Honigstein charts the return of German football from the international wilderness of the late 1990s to Gotze's moment of genius and asks how did this come about? How did German football transform itself from its efficient, but unappealing and defensively minded traditions to the free-flowing, attacking football that was on display in 2014? The answer takes him from California to Stuttgart, from Munich to the Maracana, via Dortmund and Durban. Packed with exclusive interviews with the key protagonists, Honigstein's book lifts the lid on the secrets of German football's success.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224100120
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 28 mm

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“The German "Brilliant Orange"?”

It's not easy to provide a contemporary sports analysis so soon after the event, in this case the winning of the World Cup in 2014. But Honigstein pulls it off with seeming ease. The story flows and one... More

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22nd June 2016
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“One of the best football books of 2015.”

Germany’s World Cup Victory of 2014 was the culmination of an incredible journey from early this century when the national team were at a very low ebb to the glorious victory over hosts Brazil and the final against... More

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