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Archive for July 8th, 2009

A new semi regular column is going up soon here on the 2-6.

The twentysixpanels book review will look at the biographies, case studies and novels that have defined the world of football and soccer through the decades. It will be a way for readers to familiarize themselves on the better books on soccer around the world. Here is just a sampling of what will be covered this summer and fall.

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Among the Thugs by Bill Buford

Soccer in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano

The Beckham Experiment by Grant Wahl

How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer

And hopefully others, if I can get them read, which include:

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics by Jonathan Wilson

Brilliant Orange The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer by David Winner

First post should be up in the next few days. What’s your favorite soccer book? Excited for The Beckham Experiment? Let me know in the comments.

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