Thursday, June 10, 2010

Top 10 soccer books

Mihir Bose is an award-winning sports journalist with a career spanning more than 30 years as a sports writer for the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and the London Evening Standard. He was the BBC's sports editor until last year. The 2010 World Cup will be the sixth consecutive tournament he has covered.

For the Guardian, he named a top ten list of football books. One title on the list:
Among The Thugs by Bill Buford

It required an American to tell us how vile and racist English football had become in the 70s and 80s. I empathise with this book as, while reporting football, I was often subject to racist abuse and attack and had to work hard to convince my mainly white colleagues how bad it was.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue