Turning Season, the: Ddr-Oberliga Revisited (Paperback)
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Turning Season, the: Ddr-Oberliga Revisited (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 12/10/2020
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In The Turning Season, Michael Wagg goes in search of hidden histories and footballing ghosts from before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He revisits the 14 clubs that made up the 1989 DDR-Oberliga, East Germany's top flight. From Aue in the Erzgebirge mountains to Rostock on the Baltic Sea, this quirky account of his whistle-stop tour is for fans who know that football clubs are the beating hearts of the places they play for. There are portraits of the lower levels as well as the big league, stories of then and now that celebrate the characters he met pitch-side. There's Mr Schmidt, who's found a magical fix for the scoreboard at Stahl Brandenburg; Karl Drossler, who captained Lokomotive Leipzig against Eusebio's Benfica; and the heroes of Magdeburg's European triumph, last seen dancing in white bath robes, now pulling in to a dusty car park by the River Elbe. The Turning Season turns its gaze on East German football's magnificent peculiarity, with 14 enchanting stories from a lost league in a country that disappeared.

Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785317286
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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“A must for anyone in love with the culture of football.”

This book is a total joy from start to finish. Such a fascinating idea and so interesting to learn about how the 14 teams (and East German football as a whole) has fared since the wall came down.

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