I spent the past week on my honeymoon, and in my company throughout the entire time (apart from my new wife of course) was a copy of Barça: The Making of The Greatest Team In The World by football journalist Graham Hunter. I’ve read many great football books – this is easily one of the best.
In the book, the author focuses takes us back to the ideological birth of this side in the Cruyff era, as well as taking an in depth look at the likes of Messi, Xavi, Iniesta as well, of course, Pep Guardiola. It’s extremely well researched and even has some revelations – such as how some of the powers that be at Barça tried to lure The Special One to the Catalan club. Can you imagine such a thing now? I can’t recommend this book enough to you – no matter who you support, it’s an incredible insight to the workings of a big club.
The good news for all football buffs is that Graham Hunter is coming to Dublin to discuss the book and all related matters this week in the Kylemore Cafe, Level 1, St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre at 7.30pm on Friday 11th May. Tickets cost €6 and and a complimentary glass of wine. Not a bad deal. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your ticket or call 01 478 3060.