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One Night in Turin: The Inside Story of a World Cup that Changed our Footballing Nation Forever Paperback – 15 Apr 2010

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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Jersey; Film Tie-In edition (15 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224083341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224083348
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Pete Davies is incapable of writing a dull sentence... outrageously entertaining" (Daily Post)

"Exhilarating ... full of drama, full of its own reckless and compelling logic" (Indpendent)

"Riveting, surging, passionately written. The book which made it possible for "football literature" to mean something other than daft ghosted biographies" (FourFourTwo)

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'This could well be the best book ever written about football' - Time Out

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The World Cup can always be relied upon to provide tales of sporting heroism and drama; joy and pain; smiles and tears in equal measure. Many nations’ sporting histories are inextricably linked to their successes and failures in the World Cup. Eras are defined by it. For England, in amongst the many disappointments, there are two lofty peaks. 1966 is the loftiest of all of course, but 1990 came within a whisker of matching it.

Against a backdrop of European isolation thanks to the post-Heysel ban on English teams; a well deserved reputation at the time for fan hooliganism; a team seemingly bereft of ideas and inspiration coming off the back of a terrible Euro ’88; a set of players schooled in kick and rush, 4-4-2, and the art of the headless chicken. At the helm was Bobby Robson, clinging on despite an intolerable level of vitriol and ridicule. It’s easy to look back with 20-20 hindsight and imagine that Robson was held in the same great esteem then as he was in his latter years, but that simply wasn’t true. It was also while football in England was yet to become “cool” again, with the advent of the Premier League still two years away. Attendances were low and fans were tolerated rather than desired. It was another time altogether.

Amid all this, Pete Davies followed the England team through the final few qualifiers in Sweden and Poland and on to the tournament in Italy. He enjoyed an unparalleled level of access, not just to the team and staff, but also to the press corps who followed them. This would be the cause of great angst from the men of the press when the book was published, with many feeling their confidences had been betrayed; something that would prevent such access for a book being given to quite the same extent again.
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If I'm not very much mistaken this is a retitling of Pete Davies seminal work on Italia 90. If you have never read this, you have no idea of the impact that this tournament had on today's game so plaese buy it and read it. On to the review...

If you were over 7 years old in 1990 you will remember the last truely great World Cup. 2 points for a win, tackles from behind and, ohhhh, the haircuts! You'll remember the scintillating 0-0 draw with Holland, and no matter how drunk you were when England played Cameroon that you could still keep your feet better than Lineker, and where you were when Waddle hit the post against the old enemy (the real one, not that lot in the blue shirts!)

This was the World Cup of Gazza's tears and Waddle's mullet, who can forget Butcher and Waddle's "let's all have a disco" after the 2nd round win over Belgium.

Davies catches the feel of the tournement; a team which The Sun (or was it The Mirror?) demanded be brought home after the disappointing start against Ireland but rallied in the face of adversity to unite the nation and chagne the course of the modern game.

Thr travelogue nature of the book invites you in and shuts the door. There is no escape as Davies weaves his spell and the tournamnent crescendoes to its terrible finale, or in truth its terrible semi-finale. The fact that we all know the outcome bestows the reader with a deep melancholy and will make the hairs on your arms stand up and a shiver travel down you spin as you read through the game against Germany and think "if only...".

A truely great book, a must for anyone who likes football and anyone who remembers Italia 90. If you like this, and believe me you will, try "Back Home", a similarly styled book about Mexico 1970.
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Having lost my paper copy of this classic, I purchased for Kindle so I could make my customary reread as England travel to a major tournament. I happened to be reading the longer passages about hooligans as the trouble was kicking off in Marseille.

This is a modern classic in it's genre. I read a lot of books about football: this is one of the best. Davies states in the book that he couldn't write a match report in the sportswriter style; instead his rather chaotic take on the action captures the game well as it is played. In addition, the closeness he gets to the players and coaches adds this book to a select group of books that make you feel that you understand the world within the game(others I would state to read in this vein are The Glory Game and Family).

I was 9 during Italia 90 and it was the tournament that ignited my passion for the game, so I'm probably biased, but this is one of the top three books about the game ever written for me. Highly recommended.
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A truly good read. Which brought back. My finest memory's England's fortunes. In the 1990 World Cup.
But their there some sad tales of how are government at the time. Treat our England's loyal support. At the times.
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I was 12 years old during Italia 90 and this book brought the memories flooding back, the Cameroon penalties, Gazza, Platts goal and Bobby Robson in his prime. But more than that this book offers an insight behind the scenes and into what life away was like for the players and staff. Really enjoyable read if not a little sad. The good old days.
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