Turf Wars

Subtitle:
A History of London Football
By:
Steve Tongue
Price:
£9.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785311918
Format:
Paperback
Size:
198 x 129
Pages:
320

Description

Few cities in the world have as many football clubs as London; none have the history explored in Turf Wars. It was here the world-famous FA Cup began, before the capital's new crop of clubs had to meet the challenge posed by the North and Midlands. For more than 100 years the turf wars have been fought in every corner of England's most vibrant football city.

About the author

Born in Walthamstow and brought up at Leyton Orient, Steve Tongue saw his first match in 1957. After a spell on the Waltham Forest Guardian, he became football correspondent of LBC Radio. Spells with the London Daily News, Sunday Correspondent, BBC Radio, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday followed. He's covered nine World Cups, nine Euro Championships and two Olympic Games; previous books are World Football and David Beckham, Fifty Defining Fixtures.