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The Football Fan s Manifesto

Author : Michael Tunison
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Popular football blogger Michael Tunison of offers the no-hold-barred rules and bylaws that every football fan should know in The Football Fan’s Manifesto. With humor and tough love, this It Books paperback original takes readers through the essential rules of fandom, such as picking a favorite team, and teaches them how to be true football fans.

The Football Manifesto and Club Handbook

Author : Robert Wilson
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A critique of football (soccer) in the USA, the richest country in the world, and how we became inferior on the global stage of men's football, and what needs to be done to transform both the women and the men into the best in the world.

Against Football

Author : Steve Almond
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A New York Times Best Seller “ important read." —Publishers Weekly New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: football In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: • Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia? • What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood—run, leap, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry? • How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning? There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America’s favorite game with such searing candor.

The Blizzard The Football Quarterly Issue Seventeen

Author : Jonathan Wilson
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The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Issue Seventeen Contents:---------------- Beyond the Game ---------------- * The Player of the People, by Igor Rabiner - The death of Igor Cherenkov last year prompted an astonishing outpouring of grief from Spartak fans * The Man who Sacked Himself, Philippe Auclair - Gabriel Hanot was a player, a coach, a journalist and a pioneer who remains oddly neglected in France * Looking Forward, by Brian Oliver - How the former Chelsea defender John Dempsey left football behind to work in a care home * The Complicated Symbol, by Shaul Adar - Bnei Sakhnin's journey to establish themselves as an Arab team in Israel's top flight * Namesakes, by James Corbett - Everton have had two Alex Youngs: one's the subject of a Ken Loach film, the other killed his brother ---------------- Interview ---------------- Paul Breitner, by Miguel Delaney - How a Bayern Munich defeat paved the way for West Germany's 1974 World Cup triumph ---------------- Belfast ---------------- * A Patchwork City, by Lefkos Kyriacou - Mapping the fan-bases of the major club's in Northern Ireland's capital * Requiem for a Stand, by Keith Bailie - A history in seven key moments of the short life of the Kop at Windsor Park * Before the Shopping Centre, by Conor Heffernan - How crowd violence brought an end to the existence of Belfast Celtic ---------------- Theory ---------------- * The Man who Built White Ships, by Alex Holiga - Stanko Poklepovic, the oldest coach in Europe, and the importance of spiral impostations * The Whisky Option, by Simon Curtis - Malcolm Allison's time at Sporting was brief but fans remember him fondly * Messi and the Machine, by Richard Fitzpatrick - Could playing video games be shaping the present generation of footballers? * Not at All Costs, by George Caulkin - Paul Tisdale has not only revolutionised how Exeter City play, but how they think * Wrestling with the All-Blacks, by Charlie Eccleshare - How Declan Edge is trying to make New Zealand take football seriously ---------------- Polemic ---------------- * Against Sanitised Football, by Alexander Shea - Can fans fight back against clubs who seek to ignore their history for bland branding? * The Trials of Baghdad Bob, by Paul Brown - Can Roberto Martinez restore his reputation after a season of wilful blinkeredness? ---------------- Fiction ---------------- * The Tackle, by David Ashton - John Brodie, the former winger turned detective, returns to hunt down some stolen medals ---------------- Greatest Games ---------------- * Scotland 3 England 1, by Paul Brown - Home International, Hampden Park, Glasgow, 17 April 1937 ---------------- * Eight Bells ---------------- * Unexpected Relegations, by Michael Yokhin - A selection of giants who have unexpectedly lost their place in the top tier ----------------

A Misfit s Manifesto

Author : Donna Gaines
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A journalist and cultural sociologist chronicles her own musical and spiritual journey, from her troubled youth in Queens to academia, explaining how music played a key role in transforming her life.

Football and Literature in South America

Author : David Wood
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South America is a region that enjoys an unusually high profile as the origin of some of the world’s greatest writers and most celebrated footballers. This is the first book to undertake a systematic study of the relationship between football and literature across South America. Beginning with the first football poem published in 1899, it surveys a range of texts that address key issues in the region’s social and political history. Drawing on a substantial corpus of short stories, novels and poems, each chapter considers the shifting relationship between football and literature in South America across more than a century of writing. The way in which authors combine football and literature to challenge the dominant narratives of their time suggests that this sport can be seen as a recurring theme through which matters of identity, nationhood, race, gender, violence, politics and aesthetics are played out. This book is fascinating reading for any student, scholar or serious fan of football, as well as for all those interested in the relationship between sports history, literature and society.


Author : Dale Vince
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"Revealing, inspiring and funny. This book is a joy to romp through, which is good, because its final chapter is the important truth we all need to hear and understand if we are to survive this mess we've made" - Chris Packham "I found Manifesto enthralling, thought-provoking and I learnt so much from it. Nor had I any idea that we had our own Archimedes living in The Cotswolds." - Jilly Cooper How one maverick entrepreneur took on UK energy... and won. Dale Vince never intended to start a business. Driven by a passion for sustainability, he left school aged 15 and became a New Age traveller, living for free in a wind-powered double decker bus. But after building his first wind turbine, he realised that to change the world he needed to be on the grid, not off it. In 1996 he founded green energy company Ecotricity based on principles of social, financial and environmental sustainability, and changed the landscape of UK energy forever. Since then, Dale has been appointed a UN ambassador for climate issues, become the owner of the first ever vegan football club, and amassed a fortune of over £120 million built on sustainability. He has also been a vocal supporter of Extinction Rebellion which, like Ecotricity, is based in Stroud. In this book, he shares his single-minded and uniquely purpose-orientated approach to business, with lessons learned from experience that will speak to any fledgling entrepreneur. This is the story of a man whose unwavering mission to help save the environment has driven him all the way to the top, and a powerful manifesto for anyone who wants to change the world.

The Human Manifesto

Author : Vincent L. Scarsella
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"The Human Manifesto" is the ultimate self-help book! In it, you will learn why you and your fellow man do the things you do -- that cultures offer "hero systems" enabling their members to construct life immortality elusions, or LIES, that allow them to confront and repress the stark reality of death. You will also learn how a culture can be established that motivates human beings to act in ways that improve the quality of life for their fellow man, enhance the prospect of eternal survival or the human species, and reach a better if not complete comprehension of the true nature of God and the Cosmos. Based on the writings of Ernest Becker, especially his 1974 Pulitzer Prize winning "The Denial of Death," "The Human Manifesto" promotes the establishment of a revolutionary cultural system, the Genuine Hero System, that can both satisfy the personal psychological need to repress the stark reality of death while also resulting in a peaceful, enlightened and advanced society. "The Human Manifesto" argues that unless such a system is adopted, the human species will continue to be motivated to destructive or trivial behavior that falls far short in enabling individuals to attain genuine happiness and fulfillment. Indeed, unless the radical changes it espouses are realized, the species will fail to reach its highest spiritual, intellectual and technological potential. Humanity will never reach the stars and worse, as Becker feared, will be doomed to extinction.

Routledge Handbook of Football Studies

Author : John Hughson
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Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component of our social, cultural, political and economic life. The Routledge Handbook of Football Studies is a landmark work of reference, going further than any other book in considering the historical and contemporary significance of football around the world. Written by a team of leading sport scholars, the book covers a broad range of disciplines from history, sociology, politics and business, to philosophy, law and media studies. The central section of the book examines key themes and issues in football studies, such as the World Cup and international competition, governance and ownership, fandom and celebrity. The concluding section offers in-depth surveys of the culture and organisation of football in each of the regional confederations, from UEFA to CONCACAF. This book will be fascinating reading for any serious football fan and an essential resource for advanced students or scholars undertaking research in football or sport studies, and any practitioner or policy-maker working in football.

Convention People s Party CPP Manifesto 2008

Author : Convention People's Party (Ghana)
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Fans of the World Unite

Author : Stephen F. Ross
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Fans of baseball, football, basketball, and hockey have long been exploited and oppressed by the monopolistic practices of team owners. The time has come for a revolution in the organization of major U.S. sports! Fans of the World, Unite! is a clarion call to sports fans. Appealing to anyone who is in despair due to the greed and incompetence of team owners, this book proposes a significant restructuring of sports leagues. It sets out a rational program for a revolution that will serve the best interests of the fans and of the sport itself. But Stephen F. Ross and Stefan Szymanski are no Marxists: they show how a revolution in the organization of sports might even benefit the owners. By harnessing the power of markets, sports leagues can be made both more responsive to the needs of the fans, and more efficient. Ross and Szymanski have spent many years evaluating the ways in which leagues work across the globe. Drawing on their extensive study of leagues, the authors boil down their plan to two major reforms. Borrowing from NASCAR, they propose that team owners should not own sports leagues as well. Rather, league ownership should be separate. Their second proposal is drawn from soccer: introduce competition through a promotion and relegation system. In this type of system, the worst teams in the league are kicked out at the end of the season and replaced by the best performing teams in the next division down. This gives poor performing teams incentive to step up their game, and allows fresh blood to enter the leagues if the poor performers fail to do so. The main goal of these reforms is to align the financial interest of those who own the league with the best interests of the fans and the sport. Having laid out the problem and the solution, the authors skillfully address practical implications of introducing their scheme, suggesting how leagues might at least make some changes, if not all of those suggested. The time for change has come! Armed with this book, and with fairness on their side, fans can set forth to begin a revolution.

The Manifesto of Capitalism

Author : Frank Solomon
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The DotCrime Manifesto

Author : Phillip Hallam-Baker
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Internet crime keeps getting worse...but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this book, Internet security pioneer Phillip Hallam-Baker shows how we can make the Internet far friendlier for honest people–and far less friendly to criminals. The dotCrime Manifestobegins with a revealing new look at the challenge of Internet crime–and a surprising look at today’s Internet criminals. You’ll discover why the Internet’s lack of accountability makes it so vulnerable, and how this can be fixed –technically, politically, and culturally. Hallam-Baker introduces tactical, short-term measures for countering phishing, botnets, spam, and other forms of Internet crime. Even more important, he presents a comprehensive plan for implementing accountability-driven security infrastructure: a plan that draws on tools that are already available, and rapidly emerging standards and products. The result: a safer Internet that doesn’t sacrifice what people value most: power, ubiquity, simplicity, flexibility, or privacy. Tactics and strategy: protecting Internet infrastructure from top to bottom Building more secure transport, messaging, identities, networks, platforms, and more Gaining safety without sacrificing the Internet’s unique power and value Making the Internet safer for honest people without sacrificing ubiquity, simplicity, or privacy Spam: draining the swamp, once and for all Why spam contributes to virtually every form of Internet crime–and what we can do about it Design for deployment: how to really make it happen Defining security objectives, architecture, strategy, and design–and evangelizing them How to Build a Safer, Better Internet You’ll find yourself deeply concerned, then fascinated, then hopeful as you read about " Building an Internet that resists online crime " Phishing, botnets, and spam: tactical, workable, immediate countermeasures " Establishing the “Accountable Web”: a strategic, long-term solution to Internet crime " Improving security without sacrificing what people love about the Internet The Internet is today’s Wild West: too much lawlessness, too little accountability. Now, one of the Internet’s leading pioneers shows how we can build a more trustworthy Internet: one that resists crime without frustrating honest people or compromising privacy and civil liberties. Drawing on years at the cutting edge of Internet and security research, Phillip Hallam-Baker offers a complete plan for reinventing the Internet: a plan that addresses everything from technology to politics and culture. Whether you’re a technology professional, policymaker, or citizen, this book will show you how we can make the Internet better, smarter, and above all, safer. Preface xix Acknowledgments xxiv About the Author xxviii Chapter 1: Motive 1 Chapter 2: Famous for Fifteen Minutes 37 Chapter 3: Learning from Mistakes 51 Chapter 4: Making Change Happen 81 Chapter 5: Design for Deployment 107 Chapter 6: Spam Whack-a-Mole 119 Chapter 7: Stopping Spam 135 Chapter 8: Stopping Phishing 155 Chapter 9: Stopping Botnets 175 Chapter 10: Cryptography 199 Chapter 11: Establishing Trust 215 Chapter 12: Secure Transport 227 Chapter 13: Secure Messaging 251 Chapter 14: Secure Identity 277 Chapter 15: Secure Names 311 Chapter 16: Secure Networks 323 Chapter 17: Secure Platforms 343 Chapter 18: Law 355 Chapter 19: The dotCrime Manifesto 377 Further Reading 383 References 387 Index 395

Calcio A History of Italian Football

Author : John Foot
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The first history of Italian football to be written in English, ‘Calcio’ is a mix of serious analysis and comic storytelling, with vivid descriptions of games, goals, dives, missed penalties, riots and scandals in the richest and toughest league in the world.

Africa Special Report

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A Housing Manifesto

Author : John H. Haas
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The Manifesto

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Includes music.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

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Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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