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Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football (edition 2006)
Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football by Jonathan Wilson
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"From the pock-marked streets of Sarajevo, where turning up for training involved dodging snipers' bullets, to the crumbling splendour of Budapest's Bozsik Stadium, where the likes of Puskas and Kocsis masterminded the fall of England, the landscape of Eastern Europe has changed immeasurably since the fall of Communism. Jonathan Wilson has travelled extensively behind the Iron Curtain, viewing life beyond the fall of the Berlin Wall through the lens of football." "Here, in Behind the Curtain, Wilson covers a vast amount of ground: he goes in search of the spirit of the Aranycsapat, Hungary's 'Golden Squad' of the early fifties, charts the disintegration of the footballing superpower that was the former Yugoslavia, follows a sorry tale of corruption, mismanagement and Armenian cognac through the Caucasus, reopens the case of Russia's greatest footballer, Eduard Streltsov, and talks to Jan Tomaszewski about an autumn night at Wembley in 1973."--BOOK JACKET.
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