Ciudad de Buenos Aires: LIBROFUTBOL Editorial, 2022. First edition. Paperback. 213p., bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #193379
This disproportionate investigation by Damian Didonato has the particularity of giving us a long journey through the history of Argentine football through the different coaches and the influences they received o contributed to shape what we can now consider modern football. In other words, we come from somewhere and we are going somewhere, although this last point is a little more debatable.
The story begins in 1867 and from that moment an exciting story begins year by year, which can not only be followed from a chronological perspective, but also from two other perspectives.
The first has to do with the architecture of a family tree, which must inevitably be approached from its branches and not from its trunk. That is why the book begins in chapter 6, the top of the cup. The second is the successive order that allows history to be followed in its temporal course. And the third is the annex that you will find at the end: there are all the names of the coaches arranged alphabetically and with their respective influences, to follow each race individually. It was hard work organizing it. Ant. handmade.
The work has the ambitious objective of getting to know our football better and at least trying to answer some philosophical questions, such as does ours exist? If it exists, is it only one? or were there always different styles? There are no guarantees of definitive sentences, but there is a walk through the history of the national game.