England, Their England is the definitive account of how the mother country relearned the game – and opened it’s heart and wallet to a generation of foreign stars. The celebrated and the obscure share the stage in this meticulous and entertaining account of how cultures came to collide and merge in our national game.
From the first forays by the late 19th century explorers to the golden age of Cantona, Zola and Henry, England, Their England tells football’s great unwritten story. Who plays it best? The French or the Brazilians or us?
Will the great wave of imports help put England back on top of the world? Nick Harris jumps into the melting pot.