Now available for ordering and/or free download…
Kicks, Spits, and Headers. The Autobiographical Reflections of an Accidental Footballer
Preface by Sandro Mezzadra
Kicks, Spits, and Headers documents two years of football by a self-proclaimed accidental footballer. Coming of age during the student
and worker revolt of the 1960s-1970s, the Italian ‘hot autumn,’ Paolo Sollier brought these countercultural energies and Marxist politics on
to the football pitch, inadvertently becoming an icon along the way. Here he describes, in lucid and humorous prose, the challenges of trying
make sense of and balance the tensions and contradictions between being a professional footballer and a political militant.
Paolo Sollier was a professional footballer in the 1970s, then manager in the amateur leagues. He is author of the bestseller Calci,
Sputi e Colpi di Testa, first published in 1976 and here translated into English for the first time.
PDF available freely online: https://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=1093
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Sollier’s book is discussed in episode 2 of the Minor Compositions podcast, which is a conversation with Gabriel Kuhn (author of Soccer vs.
the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics) about the relationship between radical politics and sport: https://fireflyfrequencies.org/podcasts ... mpositions
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