Soccer Men

Soccer Men 2011 by Simon Kuper is a collection of interviews and writings about various personalities associated with football. Kuper is the Financial Times’ soccer writer, co-author of the excellent Soccernomics and other soccer books.
The interviews vary in quality and amusement, the Lothar Matthaus interview is scathing and amusing while some of the other interviews can be somewhat fawning. Kuper has his biases, particularly toward the Dutch, but these do not detract substantially from the book.
There is some insight into the game among a good many colorful, fun, facts. For anyone who reads and enjoys soccer the book will not disappoint.


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