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Published by Macmillan P. .
Written in English


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In the wake of the Bradford and Brussels football disasters in 1985, football in England was subjected to detailed scrutiny and criticism. This book examines the alleged roots of those violent incidents, and locate the problems afflicting the national game within the context of social and economic changes.

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Professional and scholarly.

StatementJames Walvin.
The Physical Object
Pagination256p. ;
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22081298M
ISBN 100333422775

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To most critics, at home and abroad, football came to represent a nation in decline, characterised by organised violence, drunkenness, political extremism and a host of related social problems. It was widely assumed that football - but especially those English fans who travelled abroad - was the epitome of what had gone wrong with life in urban Britain. In the wake of the Bradford and Brussels football disasters in , football in England was subjected to detailed scrutiny and criticism. Critics - of all sorts and persuasions - saw in those terrible events, especially the Brussels riot, evidence of the broader . About this book. In the wake of the Bradford and Brussels football disasters in , football in England was subjected to detailed scrutiny and criticism. Critics - of all sorts and persuasions - saw in those terrible events, especially the Brussels riot, evidence of the broader problems afflicting British (not merely English) life. Football and the Decline of Britain, Paperback by Walvin, J., ISBN , ISBN , Brand New, Free shipping in the US In the wake of the Bradford and Brussels football disasters in , football in England was subjected to detailed scrutiny and criticism.

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