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Brilliant range is a book about Dutch soccer that's not really about Dutch socer. It's more about an enigmatic way of thinking peculiar to a people whose landscape is unrelentingly flat, mostly below sea level, ad who owe their salvation to a boy who plugged a fractured dike with his little inger. If any one thing, Brilliant Orange is about Dutch space and a people whose unique conception of it has led to ome of the most enduring art, the weirdest architecture, and a bizarrely crebral form of soccer--Total Football--that led in 1974 to a World Cup finalsmatch with arch-rival Germany and more recently to a devastating loss againstSpain in 2010. With its intricacy and oddity, it continues to mystify and delght observers around the world. As David Winner wryly observes, it is an expression of the Dutch psyche that has a shaed ancestry with the Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, Rembrandt's Th Night Watch, maybe even with Gouda cheese.

Finally here in paperbck, Brilliant Orange reaches out to the reader from an unexpected place andnever lets go.

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Winner's book chronicles how the Dutch revolutionized soccer in the 1960s by implementing a technique based on position-switching: defenders would suddenly become attackers and vice versa, thus substantially reducing the amount of repetitive back-and-forth running.

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CoyoteNW, January 15, 2010 (view all comments by CoyoteNW)
I had my doubts when I picked this one up, but I'm so very glad I did. A historical and anthropological review of all things Dutch and how it has influenced their football, and vice-versa. It was fascinating learning more about the origins of Dutch football tactics (creative use of space) and why they always seem to choke in the big games. ;)
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Jessica Weissman, March 5, 2009 (view all comments by Jessica Weissman)
How is Dutch soccer connected to Rembrandt and all those other Dutch things?

Intimately and directly. Who knew there were interesting, original, and deep books about SOCCER?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590200551
Author:
Winner, David
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soccer -- Netherlands -- History.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.80x5.30x.90 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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