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Ten Big Ears: An Alternative Account of FC Barcelona in Europe

Aly Mir

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From the publisher:

Ten Big Ears is the story of one of the biggest football clubs in the world, told through an eyewitness account that spans four decades. The story begins and ends with Barcelona in disgrace and threatened with a ban from UEFA competition. In between is a fascinating account of some of the greatest football the world has ever seen, including all five of the club's European Cup Final triumphs.

Find out what it was like to attend Barcelona games in European club competitions in six different countries. Drawing on wider historical and cultural references to provide an alternative and quirky take on the rollercoaster that is Barca, this is almost certainly the only football book to reference philosophy, classical antiquity, religion, popular music and reality television dance shows. Written by a fan of another football club, Ten Big Ears is a personal and occasionally satirical account that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the club's first European Cup win in 1992.

It is also a unique record of how watching the game has changed.

The author:

After a chequered career, including tourism, security, politics and a couple of years working for a Premier League football club, this is Aly Mir's first book. Aly developed the idea for the book after achieving an ambition to attend 100 football matches outside the UK and being invited to appear on the 2017 Dutch television programme Bestemming Wembley about FC Barcelona's first European Cup win.


22 x 14 cm
256 pages
April 2022