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People's football - one man's revolution,
This review is from: Bamboo Goalposts (Hardcover)
A must for all those remotely interested by either football or China and preferably both! Englishman Rowan Simons manages to effortlessly entertain, amuse and inform us as he leads us on his own one man odyssey for the right to play amateur football in modern China. He combines his often hilarious anecdotes and extraordinary experiences with a rare insight into the history and culture of the game in a country he has clearly come to understand profoundly. From his student days in Tiananmen Square to his unlikely role as Chinese television's favorite soccer pundit, Simons treats us to a rare insight into the complexities of modern China. For anyone who has ever played the game, from Sunday league upwards, this is a fascinating, sometimes unbelievable and always enjoyable read. Highly recommended to all lovers of sport in general and football in particular, this book has to be read to be believed!
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Initial post: 11 Jan 2009 03:12:44 GMT
A. Ross says:
Hmmm, always suspicious of reviews coming from people who've only posted on one book...
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2009 12:15:38 GMT
Siberian Spireite says:
Exactly. Thanks for the review, Mr Simons
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