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The Age of Football by David Goldblatt review – a tour de force

The Age of Football by David Goldblatt review – a tour de force

17.10.2019

The Age of Football by David Goldblatt review – a tour de force

A high-energy survey of the politics and power brokers behind the world’s great populist sport

Goldblatt is a heavyweight in this field, and author already of three sizable and celebrated footballing tomes. In his hands, even that portentous title – one that might have been borrowed from a male cologne advertised by Cristiano Ronaldo – delivers on its promise, taking the reader around the world, viewed through the lens of football politics, football economics, football history. It is written throughout with a relentless and sometimes exhausting zest.

The introduction alone comes in five sections across 28 pages, a tour de force set around the

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