After totaalvoetbal

After totaalvoetbal explores the place and role of football in the Netherlands. This volume is made up of essays written while watching and travelling to stadia and suburban grounds in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Haarlem and Leiden. The essays are based on interviews and discussions with fans, professional players and recreational players. Football in the Netherlands is not characterised by the cliche of totaalvoetbal, but rather by strong and independent amateur and semi-professional clubs, with strong traditions and vital engagements between supporter and club. Football matters intensely in the Netherlands: at a local and national level, by focusing on local football, this book reveals the plurality of Dutchness-through-football.

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