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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Backpage Press Limited; First edition (February 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956497128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956497123
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.7 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #835,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Graham Hunter moved to Barcelona in 2001. He is a journalist of international reputation and covers Spanish football and FC Barcelona for Sky Sports, the BBC and newspapers and magazines across the world.
His access to the team is unrivalled and he is the only Englishspeaking journalist to have interviewed Pep Guardiola during his time as Barcelona coach.

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Customer Reviews

Very well researched.
chaitali
The player vignettes are great, and the Barca history starting with the Cruyff coaching years is fascinating.
jambalakalabamba
Simply the best book I have read about Barcelona FC.
Rich Connolly

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By One touch on January 17, 2013
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If you are into European professional football, there's no way you could be unaware of the miracle that is the Barcelona team for the past 5 years or so. This book is a fascinating glimpse into the people and the system behind that miracle. The best parts are the mini-biographies of the key players and Pep Guardiola. The historical power and money struggles of the team management are less interesting but informative. The book is clearly written for the well-informed Barca follower who already know the team's style of play and its players. The writing is a bit scattered and sometimes repetitive, but at its best it manages to vividly capture the behind-the-scenes feel and humanity of the best team in world football, and leaves you with a much better understanding of why they have been so successful.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stephan on February 11, 2012
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Graham Hunter is a man that knows football and knows about FCBarcelona. This book is a must have for every Barcelona Fan Spanish Football Fan, and for Fans of Football on the whole. Brilliant Stuff plus it contains orginal Art-work just for the book by a talented young man by the name of Dan Leydon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 22, 2012
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The book has an excellent compilation of stories and views about / from people who have made Barca the best team in the world. However, the writing style and the content organization was below expectation, and did not do justice to the amount of background work that the author must have done to put this together. There were several typos and editorial mistakes that a book of this nature cannot have. The author and the publisher should seriously think about coming out with a revised version that will take care of these errors, and maybe add something from the 2012 season, just so that it may offer some new content to the readers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EB on July 15, 2013
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Well proportioned book with an interesting approach to chapters - where they are built around the outstanding personalities of the team. The development of the team pays too much attention to the Guardiola era which is its zenith but there were definitely foundations laid by Frank Rijkaard, who by bringing in Ludovic Guily, Eto'o and Deco and was prepared to play all of these relatively short guys in the same team. This philosophical strength reinforced the template.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Josh Stall on February 8, 2012
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Graham Hunter is one of my favorite soccer journalists. This book is the culmination of fcb's last few seasons through the lens of Mr.Hunter. He examines all of the aspects that contribute to fcb's greatness...the players, coach, president, and futbol base. What an inspiring book. The best soccer book I have read by far!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chaz on October 18, 2012
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Superbly constructed journey of the evolution of Barcelona's philosophy of tiki-taka football. The opening chapter gets you invested heavily to follow the most pivotal moments of Pep Guardiola build up to historic defining games against Manchester United and their clashes with Real Madrid. The research is top notch and the reading flows smoothly as you fly through page after page. Recommended not only for fans of football but for fans of sport as this story of creating the dynasty of the current Barcelona team is comparable with other legendary sporting franchises such as the New York Yankees and The Chicago Red Bulls.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alister Ronald Allert on October 16, 2012
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A telling look behind the scenes of the greatest club football team of this generation . Well written and well received.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By eaygin on September 6, 2012
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The book is very easy to read and follow. It's fun to read it, not only because it's about Barcelona, but also it contains very delightful information about football, coaching and many other topics..
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