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The Very Best of Pitch Invasion Paperback – December 14, 2011
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About the Author
Tom Dunmore is the founder and editor of Pitch Invasion. His previous book is the Historical Dictionary of Soccer, published by Scarecrow Press, an overview of the history of the game. He is currently an editor of XI Quarterly. Tom is originally from Brighton, England and now lives in Chicago, Illinois. He is an avid supporter of both Brighton and Hove Albion and the Chicago Fire.
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The book has a wide breadth, covering EPL, Japan's J-League, America's own MLS and touches on topics like the social psychology of being a fan, football songs, the design of logos, and what soccer means to fans, including very touching tributes to longtime fans Al Hack of Chicago and to Steven Wells of Philadelphia, whose passion for the sport live on through the lives that they've touched. Throughout the book, there's no shortage of thought-provoking essays.
Through over 200 pages, you get a great glimpse at what a great soccer blog has to offer. It's not just about the 90 minutes that's played on the field, but it's about the spaces between the final whistle and the next game. And the Best of Pitch Invasion captures that very well.
(review based off a publisher-provided copy)