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Books: Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation – Kicking off a New Era

By Fan Hong & J.A. Mangan This book is a study into the growth of Women’s Football from a number of writers around the world. Some of the essays are written in an almost text book style while others are truly engaging, all are however interesting. It is fascinating to read how and why men […]

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Books: Eddie Gilbert – The True Story of an Aboriginal Cricketing Legend

Eddie Gilbert – The True Story of an Aboriginal Cricketing Legend by Mike Coleman and Ken Edwards So this book has nothing to do with football, but Eddie Gilbert’s story has a lot to do with Indigenous people and sport. Eddie Gilbert was by all accounts a remarkable fast bowler and was the only man […]

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Books: Pitch Invaders

Pitch Invaders – The Modern Black Football Revolution by Stella Orakwue This book explores the integration of black footballers into the game and the English psyche. As the author states things have come a long way since the likes of Clyde Best and Brendan Batson were in a very large minority as black players in […]

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Books: Colouring Over the White Line

Colouring Over the White Line – The History of Black Footballers in Britain. By Phil Vasili. This book may be about football in Britain, but it gives a good insight as to how the white establishment tended to gloss over and in some cases completely failed to acknowledge the achievement of Black and Asian players […]

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