Richard Whittall:

The Globalist's Top Ten Books in 2016: The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Middle East Eye: "

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer is one of the weightiest, most revelatory, original and important books written about sport"

“The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer has helped me immensely with great information and perspective.”

Bob Bradley, former US and Egyptian national coach: "James Dorsey’s The Turbulent World of Middle Eastern Soccer (has) become a reference point for those seeking the latest information as well as looking at the broader picture."
Alon Raab in The International Journal of the History of Sport: “Dorsey’s blog is a goldmine of information.”
Play the Game: "Your expertise is clearly superior when it comes to Middle Eastern soccer."
Andrew Das, The New York Times soccer blog Goal: "No one is better at this kind of work than James Dorsey"
David Zirin, Sports Illustrated: "Essential Reading"
Change FIFA: "A fantastic new blog'

Richard Whitall of A More Splendid Life:
"James combines his intimate knowledge of the region with a great passion for soccer"

Christopher Ahl, Play the Game: "An excellent Middle East Football blog"
James Corbett, Inside World Football

Friday, June 10, 2011

Zamelek Ultras' Grafitti

Graffiti of Zamalek militant soccer fan group Ultras White Knights (UWK)
The above grafitti by the Ultras White Knights (UWK), the militant soccer fan group of crowned Cairo club Al Zamalek SC was painted on Sakr Khafaga Street in Cairo's Nasr City.
UWK played a key role in the mass anti-government protests earlier this year that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from power. The group has since demonstrated to demand the resignation of the Mubarak-appointed board of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) as well as against corruption and for removal of Mubarak associates in the Ministry of Interior and the police, the two institutions seen as the enforcers of the former president's repressive regime.
(This photo was first published and is re-published here courtesy of Egyptian journalist and blogger Hossam el-Hamalawi on Arabawy)

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