Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football

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WSC Books Limited, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 246 pages
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Review: Morbo: The story of spanish football

User Review  - Raman - Goodreads

Great introduction to Spain -- and not just in footballing terms but also in social, cultural and historical perspectives. Needs to be updated, though. Read full review

Review: Morbo: The story of spanish football

User Review  - Justin Pauls - Goodreads

Very much enjoyed this perspective on La Liga and the history of Spanish soccer. It's an interesting journey that tells you a lot about the various regions in Spain. Read full review

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Contents

morbo
17
brave and bold Huelva birthplace of Spanish football
38
the quarrymen Athletic Bilbao and the politics of the Basque Country
60
sunshine and shadow The ambiguous truth about Barcelona
81
white noise Madrid and the legacy of Franco
113
five taxis Sevilles healthy rivalry
146
raining champions The unexpected challenge from Galicia
165
a fire in the east Valencias hard road to the top
182
yokels cucumbers and mattress makers Spanish club culture
192
dark horses The perplexing failure of the national team
207
lost order and the limits of democracy
233
Appendix
238
Index
242
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Ball suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from Vietnam. He is now an automobile mechanic.

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