Tor!: The Story of German Football

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WSC Books Limited, 2003 - Germany - 304 pages
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Review: Tor!: The Story of German Football

User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

Quite honestly some of the best football writing I've ever read. The author manages to balance history and sport just perfectly. The book is engaging, readable, and almost always fascinating ... Read full review

Review: Tor!: The Story of German Football

User Review  - Goodreads

Quite honestly some of the best football writing I've ever read. The author manages to balance history and sport just perfectly. The book is engaging, readable, and almost always fascinating ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
PROLOGUE THE SUMMIT
13
ON THE TURN GERMAN FOOTBALLS STRUGGLE FOR RESPECTABILITY
15
NAMING RITES SPVGG AND OTHER MYSTERIES
28
THE CLUB 191830 ALL ROADS LEAD TO NUREMBERG
33
THREE MEN ON A MISSION THE NATIONAL TEAM GETS SERIOUS
50
ANGST AND ANSCHLUSS FOOTBALL UNDER THE NAZIS
60
A MATTER OF SURVIVAL HERBERGER AND SCHON AMID THE RUINS
87
BLACK AND WHITE WORLD THE POLITICS OF BAYERN v GLADBACH
160
VICTORY TURNS SOUR THE TRIALS OF HELMUT SCHON
179
COLD GLORY ULI HOENESS AND BAYERNS GRIM DECADE
200
FORWARDS AND UPWARDS THE STRANGE WORLD OF THE GDR
221
ROOM AT THE TOP THE NINETIES BOOM AND ITS FALLOUT
234
INTO THE ABYSS FROM DERWALLS DISGRACE TO THE DAUM AFFAIR
248
A RAY OF LIGHT REDEMPTION UNDER RUDI VOLLER
273
EPILOGUE BACK TO BASE
287

GRAVESTONES FOR TERRACES REBUILDING IN THE OCCUPIED ZONES
101
CALL ME MAD CALL ME CRAZY THE MIRACLE OF BERNE
119
THE BUNDESLIGA AND THE BUNGSLIGA
133
APPENDIX
290
INDEX
298
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