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The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper (English Edition) par [Wilson, Jonathan]
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absorbing... Wilson's book offers a Christmas pudding of a narrative, richly packed with diverting nuggets of goalie lore (Paul Connolly METRO)

Wilson's thoughtful look into one of football's most under-discussed positions took him across several continents in search of some of the most eccentric, intellectual and downright bizarre individuals to have starred in the game... engrossing... The seamless and fascinating story of this curious outsider is a resounding success, and Wilson has once again come up trumps (DAILY MIRROR)

a splendid history of football's complicated scapegoats (Jim White THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)

fascinating... From the obese, to the heroic and the corrupt, goalkeepers provide endless anecdotal material. Wilson weaves it together skilfully, from Victorian times to the present, from Charterhouse to Cameroon. The case for the position provoking a kind of existential unease is elegantly made (LITERARY REVIEW)

Wilson's 'part technical, part tactical, part cultural reassessment' is as fascinating a study as FFT has ever seen on the psyche and evolution of the keeper. From tales of tragedy to examining the recent rise of American stoppers, you'll never view No.1 in the same way again (FOUR FOUR TWO)

Jonathan Wilson usually gives you more than you bargain for and The Outsider is no different... So plentiful were the extroverts and introverts in the goalkeeping fraternity, one wonders how it has taken this long for such a detailed all-encompassing account to emerge (IRISH TIMES)

In The Outsider, Jonathan Wilson offers an ebullient history of the goalkeeper and tries to work out what it is that attracts the spiritual, the quizzical, the odd and the reflective to the position... Wilson offers a picture of the goalkeeper as an outsider, but also more of an everyman than you might think. (David Goldblatt THE INDEPENDENT)

Few other positions in football are worth writing a book about... It is the goalkeeper who is the true object of fascination. As Jonathan Wilson points out in his excellently researched and written The Outsider, the reason for this is probably that the whole purpose of goalkeeping is to thwart everyone else (Peter Chapman FINANCIAL TIMES)

the ever-readable Wilson explores the psychological pressures of being cast in the role of the scapegoat...Thought-provoking and full of interesting detail... this book scores on every level (Simon Redfern THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

The Outsider is a terrific history of its subject. It wears its knowledgeable perspective lightly and deftly works its vast research into the text without battering you over the head with it. Wilson can always be relied upon to come up with something a little bit different and a little bit special, and this has plenty of both (WHEN SATURDAY COMES)

The Outsider is a terrific history of its subject. It wears its knowledgeable perspective lightly, and deftly works its vast research into the text without battering you over the head with it. Wilson can always be relied upon to come up with something a little bit different and a little bit special and this has plenty of both (SUNDAY BUSINESS POST)

Présentation de l'éditeur

'Aloof, solitary, impassive, the crack goalie is followed in the streets by entranced small boys. He vies with the matador and the flying aces, an object of thrilled adulation. He is the lone eagle, the man of mystery, the last defender' Vladimir Nabokov

Albert Camus, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Pope John Paul II, Julian Barnes and not forgetting Nabokov himself ... it's safe to say the position of goalkeeper has over the years attracted a different sort of character than your average footballer.

In this first-ever cultural history of the 'loner' between the posts, Jonathan Wilson traces the sometimes dangerous intellectual and literary preoccupations of the keeper, and looks at how the position has secured a certain existential cool. He travels to the Bassa region of Cameroon, which has produced two of Africa's greatest keepers, and also to Romania to talk to Helmuth Duckadam, who saved four penalties for Steaua Bucharest in the 1986 European Cup final. His absorbing tactical and technical insights into football history even take us back to the days when matches were contested without a man between the sticks.

THE OUTSIDER is the definitive account of that most mysterious of footballing personalities - the goalkeeper.


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  • Taille du fichier : 8176 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 362 pages
  • Editeur : Orion (6 décembre 2012)
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  • Langue : Anglais
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Goalkeepers are normal, but in a different way from field players. 12 septembre 2015
Par Alan Rubin - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
An interesting history that includes little known facts about the ancestors of today's goalkeepers, many of whom were very colorful. As a former goalkeeper, 1948-1958 and currently a goalkeeper coach, I was surprised that most professional football teams did not employ goalkeeper coaches until about the 1970's and coming way off the line was frowned upon until more recently.

The Outsider gives a excellent picture of many of the goalkeeping greats, their ups and downs and the effect of politics on their careers. An informative fun read.The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Wilson is my favorite football journalist and author 8 avril 2016
Par johndayva - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Wilson is my favorite football journalist and author. Once again, he doesn't disappoint with "The Outsider". He captures all the stories behind what makes goalkeepers part of the squad yet separate at the same time. Highly recommended for any football fan.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 describes nicely the history of football's most unique and misunderstood positions 8 décembre 2014
Par VP - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Jonathan WIlson is one of football's premier writers. His keen eye for detail and elegant writing style illuminates topics that would otherwise not appeal. Even the casual football fan would find his work accessible and engaging. The Outsider is no different and, as the title says, describes nicely the history of football's most unique and misunderstood positions.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 If you coach a keeper or have a son/daughter that's a keeper - Read this. 6 mai 2014
Par Milton W. Lau - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I love that it was good at showcasing some of the greats in history, shows you the evolution of the position. I can certainly relate to many of his points. It helped me understand the different types of goalkeepers and their role in a system. My son is a keeper and it helped me understand his position much better. Brilliant work.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 GOOD, PERHAPS NOT WILSON'S BEST 8 août 2014
Par Whippany Reader - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Enjoyable, detailed, interesting - but it felt a little forced, as if Mr. Wilson put together a list of goalkeepers, categorized them, and then assembled some anecdotes about each. He's always a good read, but I've liked some of his other work better.
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