Philosophy Football ‘Eleven Great Thinkers Play it Deep’.
Written by Mark Perryman: Published by Penguin Books 1997
Yet another Oxfam Book buy (£1.80) that has sat on my bookshelf for some time.
A small sized book with only 131 pages I thought would be a quick read. Nothing of the sort, this book sets 11 great philosophers, thinkers, writers, musicians in Mark’s eleven a side football team. Mark reviews, extends and fits their life skills and what they have contributed to world development into their imagined position in the team.
This sounds deep and highbrow but mark gets lots of light hearted writing even into some of the very serious team members.
For me it was not an easy book to read as I wanted reference to the individuals values that I did not know but it certainly was worthwhile. Mark Perryman is the Co founder of Philosophy Football which as the book states “is a self styled sporting outfitters of intellectual distinction”. www,philosophyfootball,com
Mark has written other books and writes regularly on different topics as well as football.
One recent article ‘Null and Void’ points out that in this pandemic top flight football has shown up to be in the main just another business that is scrambling to keep the money-spinning show on the road. I fully sympathise with his article and will look out for more in the future.
Just look up ‘Null and Void’ Mark Perryman and it will come up first on the google list.