A unique and personal journey into the heart of Italy and its football, including the national team's dramatic 2006 World Cup victory and the match-fixing scandal
Paddy Agnew has been Rome correspondent for the Irish Times since 1986. Since 1991, he has been a match commentator on Italian football for state broadcaster RAI whilst over the last 20 years he has covered Italian football for ESPN TV, BBC World Service radio, Reuters, World Soccer magazine and many other news organisations. He lives near Rome with his wife Dympna and teenage daughter R is n.
"Excellent ... A superb background guide" * Independent *
"Superb" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Splendid ... Occasionally makes for pretty disturbing reading ... An enlightened and compelling study " * FourFourTwo *
"entertaining and immensely readable" * The Guardian *
"a fascinating journey to the heart of Italian soccer" * Choice *