Danish Dynamite: The Story of Football’s Greatest Cult Team by Rob Smyth, Lars Eriksen, Mike Gibbons

By Rob Smyth, Lars Eriksen, Mike Gibbons

The Denmark facet of the Eighties used to be one of many final really iconic overseas soccer groups. even supposing they didn't win a trophy, they claimed whatever even more very important and enduring: glory, and in business amounts. They have been a bewitching fusion of futuristic attacking soccer, easy Scandinavian cool and laid-back dwelling. They performed like angels and lived such as you and that i, they usually have been everyone's moment workforce within the mid-1980s. the tale of Danish Dynamite, because the group turned identified, is the tale of a staff of rock stars in a polyester Hummel kit.

Heralding from a rustic with out genuine soccer background to talk of and a inhabitants of 5 million, this humble and likeable workforce was once particular. Everymen off the sector and superheroes on it, they have been absolutely in their time, and their method of the sport was once in entire distinction to the gaudy extra and charmless vanity of today's soccer stars. That they eventually imploded in astounding kind, with a stunning 5-1 defeat to Spain within the 1986 international Cup in a video game that just about everybody anticipated them to win, basically provides to their legend.

For the 1st time, Danish Dynamite tells the tale of might be the good workforce in soccer heritage, a workforce that had all of it and blew it in surprising variety after a live-fast-die-young global Cup crusade. that includes interviews with the gamers themselves, together with Michael Laudrup, Preben Elkjær and Jesper Olsen, in addition to with those that performed or controlled opposed to them, this can be a joyous social gathering of 1 of the main life-affirming groups the area has ever noticeable.

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