This book is about football. On the one hand, it seems gigantic, the word and the thing, so it could be easy to get something like that out there? On the other hand, every potential reader would already know everything, have their own firm opinion about it, and would rather be asked to speak than listen to it, let alone go to the trouble of reading about it. A kind of dilemma, which, however, offers a way out here. Patience.
First, a little more about the content: the rules and reporting are specifically examined. These are closely intertwined. Because: no matter how a whistle turns out or whether it is omitted entirely: it is commented on, analysed, approved or denounced. That’s what the reporter does, that’s what the experts do afterwards, that’s what the fans do, live, in the stadium, after the game, at the sports show or at the famous regulars’ table discussion on Sunday at the morning pint.