Author Archives: Andrew Workman

Consummate Orange and the Burden of Cruyff’s Legacy

At the end of Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer, author David Winner addresses the looming influence of the monumental Dutch soccer star Johann Cruyff, the most famous of the total footballers from the glorious 70s. Dutch fans have wallowed in despair at the decline of the efficient, stylistic dominance on the pitch.… Read More »

The Craque and the Favela

At the end of Roger Kittleson’s book, “The Country of Football,” he comments on how representations of Brazil have changed in the past decade or so: “The rich culture of the povo, understood for so long as the source of the tropical essence of Brazil, has taken a backseat to images of Brazil’s natural beauty––its… Read More »