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¡Un Buen Viaje!,
This review is from: La Roja: A Journey Through Spanish Football (Hardcover)
I've enjoyed some of Jimmy's other books but "La Roja" has to be my favourite. If you love football, Spain and Spanish history this is the book for you. The author takes us on a journey around Spain and its diverse regions and explores how British mining speculators, engineers and servicemen brought the game to Spain. From Bilbao to Seville and back north to Barcelona via Madrid the main characters of bygone ages through to the present day are discussed. How the game developed with help from the Dutch and South Americans into what we are now witnessing with the current Spanish selection....a great read. Incidentally I finished the last few pages, very aptly, flying over the Pyrenees on my way to Alicante.