Red Rebels

The Glazers and the FC Revolution

Author: John-Paul O’Neill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473549264

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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In 2004, Manchester United could proclaim itself the richest football club in the world, and boasted global commercial appeal alongside more than a decade of success on the pitch. In early 2005, American businessman Malcolm Glazer targeted a leveraged takeover of the club, and it looked set to be plunged into record levels of debt. The fans were furious. If the deal went wrong, it would threaten United's very existence, whilst the Glazers would be able to walk away without it having cost them a cent. Protests in the stands fell on deaf ears – it became increasingly clear that marches and placards wouldn’t make any difference to the Glazer family. In May 2005 the takeover went ahead. In response, one group of supporters took a drastic step: rather than meekly fall into line and – through rocketing ticket prices – help fund the Glazers' aims of cashing in on Manchester United's history and traditions, they took the plunge and formed a new club that started life in the tenth tier of English football. The decision tore Manchester United's fan base apart, and caused ructions that continue to this day. This is the story of FC United of Manchester, the phenomenon born out of a supporter revolution. Established against all odds, its constitution enabled supporters to each own part of the club and have a direct say in how it was run. It also adopted a transparent manifesto and ensured it could never be sold on for profit. However, as generations that have gone before will testify, modern football is now as much a business as it is a sport. How long can a club set up in opposition to a culture of greed stay true to its principles? And in a noble attempt to do so, could it ultimately tear itself apart?
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Soccer vs. the State

Tackling Football and Radical Politics

Author: Gabriel Kuhn

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629635898

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The global image of the multi-billion dollar soccer industry is one of professionalism and commercialization. Yet the game retains a rebellious side, maybe more so than any other sport co-opted by money-makers and corrupt politicians. From its roots in working-class England to political protests by players and fans, and a current radical soccer underground, the notion of football as the "people's game" has been kept alive. This book not only traces this history, but also reflects on common criticisms: that soccer ferments nationalism, serves right-wing powers, and fosters competitiveness. Soccer vs. the State serves both as an orientation for the politically conscious football supporter and an inspiration for those who wish to return the game played on televisions and in stadiums to alleyways and muddy pastures.This second edition has been expanded to cover events of recent years, including the involvement of soccer fans in the Middle Eastern uprisings of 2011–2013, the FIFA scandal of 2015, and the 2017 strike by the Danish women's team.
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Die Wächter des heiligen Siegels

Auf der Suche nach der verschollenen Bundeslade

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404770434


Page: 496

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Gesammelte Werke Band 7: Die gerettete Zunge

Geschichte einer Jugend

Author: Elias Canetti

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446253343

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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In "Die gerettete Zunge" erzählt Elias Canetti von seiner Kindheit in Bulgarien, England, Österreich und der Schweiz. Der spanische Ursprung der Familie, die vielsprachige Umgebung in Rustschuk, das patriarchalische Leben im ju?dischen Elternhaus, die Schulzeit in Manchester, Kriegs- und Nachkriegszeit in Zu?rich – all dies in den Beobachtungen des Kindes, die noch u?bertroffen werden durch die Intensität, mit der der Heranwachsende Gefu?hle erfährt: Eifersucht und Wahn nicht weniger als Zärtlichkeit und Stolz.
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Tagebücher & Briefe

Author: Samuel Hugo Bergman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jewish philosophers

Page: 756

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Between Empire and Revolution

A Life of Sidney Bunting, 1873-1936

Author: Allison Drew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131731509X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Sidney Bunting's life offers a unique perspective on the British Empire, illustrating the complex social networks and values that were carried across the world in the name of empire. Drawing on archival material, including the Bunting family papers and records of Bunting's Oxford years, this work presents his biography.
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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802721386X

Category: Social Science

Page: 47

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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben ist ein 1903 erschienener Aufsatz des Soziologen Georg Simmel, mit dem dieser die Grundlagen der Stadtsoziologie schuf. Das tiefste Problem des modernen Lebens ist nach Georg Simmel der Anspruch des Individuums nach der Selbstständigkeit und Eigenart seines Daseins gegen die Übermächte der Gesellschaft, das geschichtlich Ererbte der äußerlichen Kultur und Technik des Lebens zu bewahren. Der Großstädter ist - im Gegensatz zum Kleinstädter - einer "Steigerung des Nervenlebens" ausgesetzt. Darin besteht die Basis für den Typus großstädtischer Individualität. Georg Simmel (1858-1918) war ein deutscher Philosoph und Soziologe. Er leistete wichtige Beiträge zur Kulturphilosophie, war Begründer der "formalen Soziologie" und der Konfliktsoziologie. Simmel stand in der Tradition der Lebensphilosophie, aber auch der des Neukantianismus.
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Pelé - Warum Fußball?

Author: Pelé,Brian Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854454526


Page: 271

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Aus meinem Leben

Die Autobiographie in drei Teilen in einem Buch

Author: August Bebel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861997584

Category: Fiction

Page: 788

View: 1884

August Bebel: Aus meinem Leben. Die Autobiographie in drei Teilen in einem Buch Bebel, August: Aus meinem Leben. 3 Teile, Berlin: JHW Dietz Nachfolger, 1946. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage sind die Ausgaben: Bebel, August: Aus meinem Leben. 3 Teile, Band 1. Berlin: JHW Dietz Nachfolger, 1946. Bebel, August: Aus meinem Leben. 3 Teile, Band 2. Berlin: JHW Dietz Nachfolger, 1946. Bebel, August: Aus meinem Leben. 3 Teile, Band 3. Berlin: JHW Dietz Nachfolger, 1946. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgaben wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: August Bebel, um 1900. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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Dialektik der Säkularisierung

über Vernunft und Religion

Author: Jürgen Habermas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451324871


Page: 64

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Chaka Zulu

Author: Thomas Mofolo,Peter Sulzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293201842

Category: Zulu (African people)

Page: 375

View: 4049

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Geil auf Gewalt

unter Hooligans

Author: Bill Buford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442156283


Page: 359

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Die Globalisierung des Nichts

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896695369

Category: Globalization

Page: 372

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Wo ein Vogel am schönsten singt


Author: Alexandro Jodorowsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518393420

Category: Popular literature

Page: 463

View: 7766

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Eine amerikanische Familie


Author: Matthew Sharpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783746622675


Page: 335

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Was heißt "soziale Konstruktion"?

zur Konjunktur einer Kampfvokabel in den Wissenschaften

Author: Ian Hacking

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main : Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783596144341

Category: Knowledge, Sociology of

Page: 207

View: 6785

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