Book Review: Those Feet, by David Winner

After finishing David Winner’s book, Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football, which was a great read and one that I highly recommend. I then had to find out if Winner had any other football-related books. It’s just for the fact that Winner’s writing style can capture what many don’t, a well-known background (and knowledge) of what an author is talking about or presenting. And when you’re writing a book that is both a history book and a football-related book, you have to be both a fan and a historian, Winner is both!

I’ve found out that not only Winner’s other football-related project is a book that explores both these genres, but a book that also talks about the history of English football, which I was a fan of. In his book, Those Feet: An Intimate History of English Football, Winner gives us a perfect showdown of the English football and its history. Winner talks about the humble roots of the English football, the banning era, and finally, the establishment of the premier league.

One of the best books that I’ve read, because not only this book talks about history and English football, which I love, but also has a fan/writer that can give you a perfect picture of the different times and periods that Winner discuss.

A great read, highly recommended!

Bo Ali