Tiro: A football odyssey from Amazon to Alps by Goalden TimesTiro: A football odyssey from Amazon to Alps by Goalden Times

Tiro: A football odyssey from Amazon to Alps

byGoalden TimesPreface byPhilippe De RiderOtherPhil Ball

Paperback | June 30, 2016

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Tiro is a book for all football lovers. Celebrating the sensational dual offering of the Euro 2016 and the Copa América Centenario in the summer of 2016, Tiro has been assembled with a selection of timeless football writings on Latin American and European football. 

Looking beyond the dominions of leagues and club football, the book meanders through the unchartered territories of Latin America and Europe, revealing stories from war and hooliganism to football legends, historical firsts, passionate derbies and its cultural impacts.

Tiro, which means ‘shot’ in Spanish, is a collection of such 33 original, engaging and unconventional writings. It illuminates some of the rare and exciting events in one place, written memories of some which don't exist, in English language, today.

Perfect bound in paperback, for a comfortable hold in hands, the printed book, we believe, is an 'art object'. It has been passionately designed and produced using a combination of both modern and traditional technologies and processes, and is a celebration of these two worlds working harmoniously together. Wherever possible, pages have been typeset by hand using traditional wooden type, individually hand-inked and printed letterpress.

Tiro, as a collector’s item, should enchant and enthral; readers will savour the stories as much as the authors have relished writing them. We trust you will enjoy this journey across two continents in our tales crisscrossing the Amazon and the Alps.

Endorsements

“A fascinating and illuminating look at all manner of football stories from all over the world” - David Woods, Chief Football Writer, Daily Star

“This powerful collection of original writing demonstrates the absurdity of the phrase ‘football and politics should never mix’. It illustrates, through an original and wide-ranging span of topics, how sport in general – and football in particular – is inextricably linked to human triumph and disaster. This is an informative and often moving book, and is an excellent collection of thoughtful writing” - Phil Ball, author of Morbo: the story of Spanish football (2001)

"Tiro is to be commended for shedding light on countries and clubs in eastern Europe and South America that are sometimes overlooked in today's fútbological landscape. This refreshingly creative, passionate, and informed collection of essays should appeal to both ardent football fans and intellectually curious readers.” - Peter Alegi, Professor of History at Michigan State University and author of 'Laduma! Soccer, Politics & Society in South Africa' & 'African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game' ?

Goalden Times is an award-winning online publication of football writings that has been featured in The Guardian, CNN-IBN, The Economic Times, The Times of India and The Indian Express amongst many others. It received the prestigious "Best Established Football Blog (Fans' Choice) in 2015 at "The Football Blogging Awards" in UK - the Os...
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Title:Tiro: A football odyssey from Amazon to AlpsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.58 inPublished:June 30, 2016Publisher:Rattis LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:191145501X

ISBN - 13:9781911455011

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Table of Contents

THE FIRST HALF: Voyage to Latin America1 Seleção and jogo bonito: 100 years of romance 2 Moacyr Barbosa: a life lived and lost between the posts3 The miracle workers: Colombia 20014 Alberto Spencer: the magician from Ecuador5 Peru: an eternal journey from the ruins to the crown 6 Chile: a century-long journey of chasing a dream7 A handshake that shook the world8 Bolivian heights9 Rubén Sosa: Uruguay's 'Little Prince', a Poet of the Goal10 The original Clasico: El Clasico del Rio de la Plata11 Angels with Dirty Faces12 Guillermo Stábile: the greatest manager of Copa America13 The rise of Batigol14 Into the intimidating world of Argentine hooligans15 Once upon a time in MexicoTHE SECOND HALF: An European Expedition16 Shell shocked in Sarajevo17 In the name of the beautiful game, ethnicity and nationalism18 Javier Zanetti: ascent of soul19 A brief history of football chants in Italy and England20 Catalonia's Renaissance man21 Behind the closed doors of Basque Country22 The legend of Ruth Malosso23 Rebels of the desert24 Welcome to the gates of hell: witnessing the Kitalar Arasi Derbi25 FC Terek Grozny: war, football, hatred and controversy in North Caucasus26 The death match: Bakers against Nazis27 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk: angels amidst war 28 Polonia Warsaw and World War II: the war fought on the football pitch29 Legend of Breslau XI 30 The Grandmaster from KaiserslauternEXTRA TIME:Across The Continents31 Italian tango: a century-old love affair 32 The pioneers of Sweeper-Keeper 33 The Holy Trinity: conjurors of the 1980s

Editorial Reviews

"A fascinating and illuminating look at all manner of football stories from all over the world" - David Woods, Chief Football Writer, Daily Star"This powerful collection of original writing demonstrates the absurdity of the phrase 'football and politics should never mix'. It illustrates, through an original and wide-ranging span of topics, how sport in general - and football in particular - is inextricably linked to human triumph and disaster. This is an informative and often moving book, and is an excellent collection of thoughtful writing" - Phil Ball, author of Morbo: the story of Spanish football (2001)"Tiro is to be commended for shedding light on countries and clubs in eastern Europe and South America that are sometimes overlooked in today's fútbological landscape. This refreshingly creative, passionate, and informed collection of essays should appeal to both ardent football fans and intellectually curious readers." - Peter Alegi, Professor of History at Michigan State University and author of 'Laduma! Soccer, Politics & Society in South Africa' & 'African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World's Game'