Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the World Cup Volume Three: 1970-1978 by Sam Berkeley
Books on the World Cup fall into two types: some are weighty, detailed and reasonably accurate but inaccessible, for the most hardcore of fans only; others are funny, easy to read and a great introduction but pack little punch and leave plenty of stones unturned. There is nothing in the middle. But why not? What if there were something which both World Cup veterans and novices could pick up and enjoy, with all the info and all the drama, all the stats and all the weirdest incidents? There is now. This series of books covers both bases: it looks at every single match of every single tournament in more detail than ever before, not missing a single kick; but it also searches out the fascinating, the extraordinary, the memorable, and brings them out of the text, highlighting the pick of the action. This volume looks at the three World Cups from 1970 to 1978, as colour TV brought the watching millions the great Brazilians of 1970, the Total Football of Johan Cruyff's Holland and a new World Cup trophy.