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When Friday Comes: Football in the War Zone

When Friday Comes Football in the War Zone While religion often violently divides the Middle East the countries of the world s most explosive region share one thing a deep and obsessive love of the beautiful game James Montague travelled ther

  • Title: When Friday Comes: Football in the War Zone
  • Author: James Montague
  • ISBN: 9781845963699
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • While religion often violently divides the Middle East, the countries of the world s most explosive region share one thing a deep and obsessive love of the beautiful game James Montague travelled there for three years, observing the region s cultures and politics through the prism of football and interviewing all the major teams along the way He soon realised that to uWhile religion often violently divides the Middle East, the countries of the world s most explosive region share one thing a deep and obsessive love of the beautiful game James Montague travelled there for three years, observing the region s cultures and politics through the prism of football and interviewing all the major teams along the way He soon realised that to understand the game there is to understand its people For as much as football forms an unlikely common thread between different countries, the sport also reflects what is unique in the national characters of those who play, support and organise it.When Friday Comes is an insightful and humorous account of Montague s journey, during which he gets stoned with the Yemeni FA, harangues Iran s Deputy President at the World Cup, has a gun pulled on him by genocidal Lebanese football fans, encounters a rioting group of fanatical young Jews singing I m West Ham til I Die in mockney English and was made to strip and then dance for the Iraqi national team.This is a compelling travel memoir that will enlighten, surprise and entertain football fans everywhere.

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    1 thought on “When Friday Comes: Football in the War Zone

    1. After the first 15 or so pages, I knew I was in for a treat as I had already gleaned more about the Arab world and it's love of football than at any other point in my life. Some of such tidbits was Osama Bin Laden being an Arsenal fan and how little know Qatar was able to lure some of the world's best players to come play in the oil rich desert country. This is an exceptional book in breaking down what might as well be an alien frontier to the rest of the world. The Arab quadrant is much of a my [...]

    2. I had high hopes for this book but found the information was often incorrect. No doubt this is the result of hurried trips to different locations and inadequate preparation before hand.

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