- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: O Books (3 Jun. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846944570
- ISBN-13: 978-1846944574
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1.2 x 21.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,274,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Send Them Victorious: England's Path to Glory 2006-2010 (Zero Books) Paperback – 3 Jun 2010
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David Stubbs's England match reports make me weep with laughter. --Ben Marshall, The Guardian
About the Author
David Stubbs is a freelance journalist and author working in Britain, whose work regularly appears in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Wire, Men's Health and When Saturday Comes among others.
Top Customer Reviews
Unfortunately, one cannot invest so much time and emotional energy in a league without sparing some attention to that league's national team. Thus one becomes, no matter one's nationality, fascinated by the continual failure of England, the home of football, to make any kind of credible assault on European or World titles. It can be a source of great mirth to anyone of a more Celtic, Teutonic, Latin or Frankish demeanour.
Stubbs manages to not only turn that humour on its head, by mining English failure for levels of humour, no Celt could ever hope to manage about the Ould Enemy, but he then uses that humour to highlight why England continues to fail i.e. an arrogant inability to realise that football has moved on, but England has not.
If all that means nothing to you, this book will still provide you with belly laugh after belly laugh.
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But knowing how the World Cup turned out for the English doesn't take away from the book, if anything, it adds to the supreme enjoyment the non-English fan will get from reading the book. It might even help explain why the English fan turned on Capelo so much after the world cup.
A fantastic look at international soccer with a new, sharp eye for details that would otherwise go unseen.