The modernization of professional football in England and the United States

a comparative analysis
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Soccer -- Social aspects -- England, Football -- Social aspects -- United States, Professional sports -- England -- Cross-cultural studies, Professional sports -- United States -- Cross-cultural st
Statementby Steven Charles Dawson.
GenreCross-cultural studies.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 383 leaves.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17791943M

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