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Those Feet Is Victorian Masturbation Anxiety The Root Cause Of England S Many World Cup Failures What Links Roy Keane To A Soldier Who Never Lived But Died In The Charge Of The Light Brigade And How Did Thick Mud And Wet Leather Shape The Contours Of The English Soul In This Playful And Highly Original Look At English Football, David Winner, Author Of The Acclaimed Brilliant Orange, Journeys To The Heart Of Englishness Itself, And Shines A Peculiar Light On The True Nature Of A Rapidly Changing Game Which Was Never Really Meant To Be Beautiful.

[ Read ] ➲ Those Feet  Author David Winner – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Hardcover
  • 274 pages
  • Those Feet
  • David Winner
  • English
  • 23 January 2017
  • 0747547386

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  1. says:

    Having watched yet another highly depressing England world cup defeat at the hands of silky skilled Continentals, I am tempted to throw my hands to the heavens and scream Why, oh Lord, why can we never play with style and grace But I don t because I ve just finished David Winner s excellent book Those Feet A Sensual History of English Football which amusingly and brilliantly explains the deep rooted English attitude to the beautiful game and goes some way to showing why it s so joyless and Hav...


  2. says:

    Alternately idiosyncratic, thought provoking, and maddening, Winner s book takes on the question of why English football is so ugly and so often ineffective His answer stretches back to the origins of organized football in the muscular Christianity of the Victorian public school English football is unsexy, he argues, because the progenitors of football were anxious about sex in general and masturbation in particular The subtitle of the book is, therefore, a bit of a joke it s the lack of se Alternately idiosyncratic, thought provoking, and maddening, Winner s book takes on the question of why English football is so ugly and so often ineffective His answer stretches back to the origins of organized football in the muscular Christianity of the Victorian public school English football is unsexy, he argues, because the progenitors of football were anxious about sex in general and masturbation in particular The subtitle of the book is, therefore, a bit of a joke it s the lack of sensuousness think of the hard man who never winces that dooms English football.Winner s history rang...


  3. says:

    Now I know why the English are the way they are it s all because of soccer Or is it now I know why soccer is the way it is it s all because of the English Anyway, it all started with the Victorian fear of masturbation, and the desire to cure that with manly sports that sapped all your wanking energy But seriously, this is a fascinating book that is at its best when it...


  4. says:

    Who knew the origins of soccer were intertwined with the purity movement, specifically the goal of ending masturbation among English youth Winner uses this opening to help explain why the English play soccer the way they do and why they haven t been all that successful It s maybe a stretch to explore a country s history and culture through the lens of a sport, but Winner did with the Netherlands in Brilliant Orange as an outsider looking in In Those Feet, Winner offers an insider s perspectiv Who knew the origins of soccer were intertwined with the purity movement, specifically the goal of ending masturbation among English youth Winner uses this opening to help explain why the English play soccer the way they do and why they haven t been all that successful It s maybe a stretch to explore a country s history and culture through the lens of a sport, but Winner did with the Netherlands in Brilliant Orange as an outsider looking in In Those Feet, Winner offers an i...


  5. says:

    Having loved Brilliant Orange, I was excited to find a rare copy of this book in the US However, much of it didn t excite me probably because it was geared toward an English audience In Brilliant Orange, Winner too...


  6. says:

    Really fun Granted it speaks to a niche market, but in reading a Malcolm Gladwell type history of English footballing culture much history is learned in a lighthearted way.


  7. says:

    Great background on the history of the British game While some of Winner s hypotheses are a little far fetched, he makes a good case for all of them Fascinating soccer sociology stuff.


  8. says:

    An interesting study of what makes English football the way it is actually becomes a close examination of Englishness in general Fascinating stuff bring on those long balls

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