Topic: Pitch Invasion - Barbara Smit

The definitive history of Adidas (and puma,arena,pony,umbro et al), encompassing the whole tale from Adi's early days through to late 90's renainsance (sp?),  the commrcialisation of the world cup and olympics, the rift with his brother, nazism, adidas france run by the son Horst versus Adidas germany, how adi's grandchildren got nothing from the sale of adidas, how the launch of originals came about,  when to use e trefoil and when to use the 3 stripe triangle, the family fights and fall-outs.

If you wear the 3 stripes you need to read this book.

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Re: Pitch Invasion - Barbara Smit

Great book. That Adidas Hotel sounds beguiling.

There's a Adi V Rudi programme recently been shown on Italian History Channel, may make it's way on to UK screens?

Got the feeling that Adi wouldn't have been too happy with the route that Horst took. UK lads benefited from the secret deals he had with the other manufacturing plants and and licence holders though.

He’s walked back to his youth and hymned the young man he was with knowing affection, despite the rain of bitter knowledge manhood has inevitably brought him.

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Re: Pitch Invasion - Barbara Smit

Great book this and the emergence of Blatter as a cunt stuck out for me.

Aim Low and miss...

Re: Pitch Invasion - Barbara Smit

Just read this. It has everything, money, dodgy dealing, dysfunctional families, threats, you name it. All in the name of sport. Excellent read, I will never watch a sports match in the same light again.

'a face like a binmans glove... like a Sea Bream's anus...like a dill pickle in a cobblers handbag'

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Re: Pitch Invasion - Barbara Smit

Can't seem to find a paper version on Amazon.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Re: Pitch Invasion - Barbara Smit

Funny, I am also reading on a borrowed Kindle

'a face like a binmans glove... like a Sea Bream's anus...like a dill pickle in a cobblers handbag'

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Re: Pitch Invasion - Barbara Smit

On eBay, £15-20 !!

Billy Hunt Billy Hunt Billy Billy Beleive!

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https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Search … 0713998887

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