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Juve! 100 Years of an Italian Football Dynasty by Herbie Sykes


Herbie Sykes

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Category: Non-fiction, History
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 15 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781787290501

While La Vecchia Signora remains Italy's best-supported team, it's also its most despised. Juve! charts the story of Italy's great sporting dynasty, chronicling the triumphs and tragedies of the Agnellis, and of the icons - Boniperti, Del Piero, Ronaldo - who have been their sporting emissaries for almost a century.

3 stars out of 5
Simon Kuper
4 Dec 2020

"Herbie Sykes’ history of Italy’s dominant team is a study in how power works in the country"

Sykes’ analysis of Italian football scandals and campanilismo isn’t groundbreaking, there is some borderline national stereotyping, and his grasp of non-Italian football names is shaky. Still, he tells this important story wonderfully well.