Passion In The Piazza

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Torino are one of the world’s most dramatic and interesting football clubs. Peter Bourne charts the drama and suspense of the summer of 2005 which saw the death and rebirth of the club, placing it within the context of Torino’s rich and tragic history. Torino became the first team to be demoted after gaining promotion, have witnessed the death of star players and in 1949 Italy’s greatest ever club side wiped out in an air tragedy. This coupled with the passion and resilience of Torino supporters, the epic and lobsided rivalry with Juventus and with the fact that until 1995, Torino had always been one of Italy's top five clubs. The fall and rise of Torino is also placed into context with the unique nature of sport in Italy, the other significant scandals which shocked and paralysed Italian football during the summer of shame and within the context of Turin, a city preparing nervously for the XX Olympic Winter Games in February 2006.
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    Jul 3, 2006
    "DAVIDE PERNA PASSION IN THE PIAZZA" As a Toro supporter its great that our story has been written in English and to a wider audience. The book is funny in places and accurately charts the history of Torino FC, maybe a little too briefly, before giving space to the summer which threatened to kill the club. The nice read even if Bourne should have used some of the dry wit in more then just a few chapters.
  • By andy curran
    Jul 3, 2006
    "Passion in the Piazza" This is the Gattuso of Italian football books - tenacious and gritty. It presents a relatively 'compact' guide to an interesting football club and whilst the author could have developed some of the issues, he is careful in not bogging down the casual reader with too much waffle. Well worth the read, although its a shame it wasn't published after the recent Torino promotion to Serie A.
  • By Alan Coombs
    Apr 19, 2006
    "Well done" This is an excellent read and although very short offers a consice insight into the history of one of soccer's most dramatic teams. Peter Bourne offers a poignant and personal look at the tribulations of Torino Football Club and offers the healthy opinion that there is more to supporting a team then winning. I learnt a great deal not only about soccer from reading this book. Well done!
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October 1, 2011
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