Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football

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WSC Books Limited, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 246 pages
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I absolutely love, love, love Spanish football. This book provided great insight into the game. I think it gives a well written explanation into the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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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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