By Jeffrey Stern
By Jeffrey Stern
By Auke Kok
Auke Kok ging de mythe te lijf met gedegen feitenonderzoek, waarmee hij de tijdgeest van start jaren zeventig weer tot leven brengt. Hij zocht ze op, de helden van Rinus Michels, maar ook de sportarts, de kok, de supporters, voetbaljournalisten, zelfs zakenlieden en politici. Waarom verbaasden de Duitsers zich over de `losse levenswijze van de Nederlanders in Hiltrup? En wat gebeurde er nu precies bij dat beruchte 'zwembadincident'? Kok toog naar Duitsland, zwom in het undesirable van de Zonde en sprak met ooggetuigen.
1974 Wij waren de besten werd in 2004 bekroond met de Nico Scheepmaker Prijs als Beste Sportboek van 2004.
By Michael Connelly,Edward M. Kennedy,Roger Staubach,Tom Lynch
President John F. Kennedy, a former naval hero and a passionate soccer fan, was once anticipating looking at the Midshipmen tackle the Cadets on the annual Army-Navy online game on November 30, 1963. "I wish to be at the profitable part while the sport ends," he telegrammed the army trainer on November 20. days later, the president was once assassinated in Dallas, altering the state forever.
Exploring the shut courting among President Kennedy and the military soccer squad of the early Nineteen Sixties, writer Michael Connelly describes how the 1963 Army-Navy game---which was once performed on December 7 after an preliminary postponement---served as a welcome distraction for a country in mourning whereas provding a chance to honor JFK's reminiscence. Connelly ties jointly the historical Army-Navy competition with the altering political panorama of the Sixties, either at domestic and out of the country. The President's Team delves into Kennedy's love of soccer and the precise bond he verified with a number of the military avid gamers, together with Heisman winner and previous corridor of Famer Roger Staubach.
By Vincent RADUREAU,Mickaël GRALL
Histoire, pratique, activities mythiques : une bible du soccer actualisée pour l'Euro 2016 !
Si nous vous disons qu'il s'agit d'un activity universel, d'un game mythique, d'un game de légende qui fait vibrer des thousands de personnes, à quoi pensez-vous ? Au soccer bien sûr !
Et cette année, l'Euro se déroule en France du 10 juin au 10 juillet ; nul doute que le succès sera au rendez-vous.
Il était temps pour les Nuls de rendre hommage à ce game qui déchaîne les passions et dont pourtant certains features restent méconnus. Saviez-vous que si les Anglais ont structuré le jeu en 1848, le soccer était joué depuis très longtemps aux four cash du globe, en Grèce old, dans l. a. France médiévale et... jusqu'en Chine ? De los angeles naissance du foot à los angeles prochaine coupe du Monde au Brésil, en passant par les renseignements pratiques pour jouer au soccer, vous saurez tout sur le game n°1 ! Des anecdotes, des documents, des palmarès, des biographies de joueurs et des croquis complèteront votre " tradition foot ". Si vous connaissez ce recreation, ou croyez le connaître, gageons alors que vous le connaîtrez encore mieux et l'apprécierez encore plus ! Si vous ne connaissez pas (mais sur quelle planète vivez-vous ?) ou méconnaissez ce game admirable, cette lecture vous fera basculer dans le monde des passionnés, les vrais, du ballon rond.
Prêt à s'immerger dans le plus grand terrain de jeu du monde ? Alors n'attendez pas le coup de sifflet de l'arbitre et foncez !
By DARRELL MCARTHUR
By Dane Swan
Larrikin, laid-back, too informal, undesirable impression, ball magnet and famous person – those are only a number of the labels given to Dane Swan, one of many nice characters of the AFL’s specialist period. Taken by means of Collingwood at decide fifty eight within the 2001 ‘super draft’, not anyone observed a destiny Brownlow medallist however the scruffy child knew tips to get the ball. correct from the beginning he made issues transparent: he didn’t like education and his friends and social lifestyles got here first. Swan made entrance web page information in 2003, and confronted the sack after enjoying simply 3 senior video games. The notorious Collingwood Rat Pack took him below their wing, he thrived less than Mick Malthouse’s training, and grew right into a gifted and nerveless big-occasion participant with an important mixture of energy and velocity. Off the sphere, his tattoos, deadpan supply, transgressions and blunt refusal to develop into an AFL robotic intended he was once usually used as clickbait.
Despite studying the paintings of showing to not care approximately something, in Dane Swan: My Story, Swan – for the 1st time – unearths the satisfaction that drove him to prevail, his loyalty to relations, pals and the membership that gave him many final probabilities, and the way he labored not easy, his method. he's taking us contained in the highs of the premiership, and during the tumultuous years of the transition from Malthouse to Nathan Buckley. Footy should be just a online game, yet it’s one hell of a journey with Dane Swan.
There’s nobody like him in any respect during this day and age.
One of the best avid gamers within the background of this membership. He marched to the beat of his personal drum, constantly, off the floor extra so than on it, yet I regularly loved the truth that he used to be somebody. And no matter what he was once doing, it worked.
The larger the sport, the extra became on he used to be, and that grew to become obvious on the height of his occupation simply because he performed his most sensible footy at the largest stages.
What made Swanny so reliable? It was once expertise, labor and psychological longevity to be that consistent.
It used to be fairly striking the way in which that he simply received on with it. He enjoyed successful, he enjoyed the problem and beneath it, he's a really proud person.
About the author: Dane Swan performed 258 video games for Collingwood soccer membership. He accomplished the last word staff good fortune as a premiership participant, and his haul of person awards is extraordinary: a Brownlow Medal, 3 Copeland Trophies, 5 All Australians, an AFLCA most precious participant award, a Jim Stynes Medal, a number of Anzac Medals, in addition to a swag of top-three finishes in lots of awards. His unbelievably constant output intended he averaged 26.85 disposals throughout 15 seasons, moment merely to Greg ‘Diesel’ Williams. Swan’s occupation got here to an premature result in around 1 of 2016. he's stated as the best glossy midfielders and a one of a kind champion of the competition.
By Steve Greenberg
By Bill Contz,Todd Blackledge
By Nielson N. Kaufman
in regards to the writer
Neilson N. Kaufman was once born in Barts sanatorium Holborn, London yet was once mentioned in Hoxton sooner than relocating to South Africa again on Sunday 30 July 1981. He was once first approached after which appointed as membership historian again in 1972 through the then advertisement supervisor Brian Blower. 40 years later Neil continues to be residing in Johannesburg and finalizing his 10th and doubtless his ultimate e-book at the O's.
By Shaun E Smith