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This review is from: Back Home: England And The 1970 World Cup (Hardcover)
I was only four when the 1970 world cup was played. Since then I've developed an interest in the memorabilia of old world cups and collect and deal in it. And that's the problem with memorabilia, it can be rather one dimensional and it's easy for forget the colour and drama of World Cup events in Mexico 32 years ago.
"Back Home" brings the 1970 tournament to life, although pieced together after-the-event from reportage and research, the match descriptions are dramatic and vivid (especially England -v- Brazil) and the story of England's world cup defence, eventually doomed, is lifted by the wonderful story of Pele and Brazil winning the cup. Interlaced with this is the story of Bobby Moore and the infamous "Bogota Bracelet" and an astute link to what was going on Back-Home in Britain whilst the first ever world cup to be televised in colour was going on. Highly recommended and fun reading.