Football matters, as poetry does to some people and alcohol does to others... Football is inherent in the people... There is more eccentricity in deliberately disregarding it than in devoting a life to it. The way we play the game, organize it and reward it reflects the kind of community we are' Written just two years after England's '66 triumph when the national game was at its zenith, Arthur Hopcraft's The Football Man is repeatedly quoted as the...
"No doubt remains; a mole has infiltrated the highest level of the Circus, code name for British Secret Intelligence Service. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the labyrinths of Cold War-era espionage and his own past."--Container.