Zonal Marking by Michael Cox audiobook

Zonal Marking: From Ajax to Zidane, the Making of Modern Soccer

By Michael Cox
Read by Colin Mace

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14.10 Hours Unabridged
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A mazy dribble through the recent history of European soccer, showing how shifting styles and influence have shaped the game. In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshipped across the continent. Then the baton passed to the Italians, who clearly boasted Europe's strongest league. But when France started winning everything at the international level its national academy became the template for others, until suddenly, almost out of nowhere, Europe's most revered player and manager both hailed from Portugal. Next, Barcelona and Spain won everything during a very obvious four-year period of dominance, before tiki-taka's decline meant Bayern and Germany took control. Finally, Europe's most successful coaches found themselves competing in England, introducing a brilliant cacophony of styles to the Premier League. Zonal Marking is a glorious travelogue through soccer's triumphant styles and characters.

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A mazy dribble through the recent history of European soccer, showing how shifting styles and influence have shaped the game.

In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshipped across the continent. Then the baton passed to the Italians, who clearly boasted Europe's strongest league. But when France started winning everything at the international level its national academy became the template for others, until suddenly, almost out of nowhere, Europe's most revered player and manager both hailed from Portugal. Next, Barcelona and Spain won everything during a very obvious four-year period of dominance, before tiki-taka's decline meant Bayern and Germany took control. Finally, Europe's most successful coaches found themselves competing in England, introducing a brilliant cacophony of styles to the Premier League.

Zonal Marking is a glorious travelogue through soccer's triumphant styles and characters.

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Author Bio: Michael Cox

Author Bio: Michael Cox

Michael Cox is the author of The Meaning of Night, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa First Novel Award. He is also the biographer of the ghost-story writer and scholar M. R. James and coeditor of a number of Oxford anthologies of short fiction, including The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories. He lives in rural Northamptonshire, England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 14.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English