morbo …. the story of spanish football ….

For those interested in the intricacies of Spanish football, Phil Ball’s Morbo is required reading. Another Englishman abroad, Ball is clearly steeped in an impressive knowledge of the history of Spain’s regional politics and the role football plays in these divisions.

The main focus of Morbo is the rivalry between the various regional sub-cultures in Spain and the factors and individual characters behind the foundation of some of the county’s most influential football clubs. Ball’s enthusiasm for his subject comes through strongly in his writing and makes his book a thoroughly engaging read as he guides you through the many quirks of Spain’s extraordinarily unique sporting culture.

If you want to learn more about Spanish attitudes towards football or even just get to grips with the social and political landscape of the country then Morbo is a more than useful companion.

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