The Soccer Syndrome: From The Primeval Forties - John MoynihanMacGibbon & Kee, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with wear at the head and corners. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Text bright and tight.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Now that the dust and excitement of the World Cup (which England incredibly won) has settled, the British can return to their national pastime without hysteria, and we can take a long cold look at soccer since the war. One of the themes running through the book is the author’s unrequited love affair with Chelsea Football Club, a club destined to enslave and disappoint, like a beautiful woman. Another theme is the personalities of various clubs, up and down the country; and another, is the players themselves John Moynihan follows the social revolution in soccer from the demob era just after the war, with its brylcreemed, baggy-shorted heroes, to the present, smart, sophisticated day, when it is possible to read about a cup final from the pen of A. J. Ayer or Bernard Levin.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 203 pages.