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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (1 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845963695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845963699
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.2 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 662,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Funny, exciting and thrilling, with tragedy at every turn, it's a deep but rewarding read" (FourFourTwo)

"A courageous, amusing and informative work" (Daily Telegraph)

"Accessible, well written and hugely entertaining . . . one of the most fascinating sports books of 2008" (Scotland on Sunday)

"Particularly recommended if you prefer your sporting non-fiction to have a dash of humour and a sprinkling of history" (The Observer)

"A vibrant account of sport in the world's most volatile region" (GQ)

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The first-ever footballing travelogue of the Middle East

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Grillo on 17 Oct. 2008
Format: Paperback
You'de think that every aspect of the great game around the world had been covered by now, definately not so ! While we probably know as much about Serie A or the top leagues in Spain and Germany as football fans in those countries do, there are still some areas that have received scant coverage - James Montague has to some extent rectified that with his excellent story of football in the Middle-East.

A statistical history this certainly isn't, a tale of football surviving in the most volatile places in Earth it is. Amusing at times, almost heartbreaking at others, Montague recounts his journeys - and inevitable mishaps and misunderstandings - among the football fanatics of the Middle East, meets lots of important people, drug smugglers and everyday fans - and manages to tell their story, without ever trivialising the all too real political problems prevalent there. There's a good balance between his stories and the factual background details that are necessary in order it make it convincing.

A great read - I'm looking forward to part 2 !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. V. Clarke VINE VOICE on 22 July 2011
Format: Paperback
The countries of the Middle East are not renowned for their footballing prowess, yet this book makes clear that the game is nonetheless hugely popular there. In an area beset by political, ethnic, religious and humanitarian problems, the popularity of football seems to be both an escape from the difficulties of everyday life and yet also a means for particular groups to assert their identity and values. Montague travels extensively through all sorts of infamous places watching football and getting to know players, officials and fans. His writing is good, setting the football in cultural context in an engaging way. His attempts to prove his own rebelliousness are a little bit tiresome, but on the whole these don't detract from an excellent read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zeid Al-bayaty on 18 July 2009
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This book is an intersting reading about the huge fotball passion in the Middle East and there are both funny, sad and unexpected parts. The author writes with great passion and i truely enjoyed his stile. I would recommend this book to any football fan or to any person who is intersted in a different perspective on the Middle East.
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