Author(s): Michael Sells
Without football, Nelson Mandela might never have become president of South Africa, and were it not for FIFA's loopholes Africa could be enjoying the fruits of a football-induced windfall. Imagine that...So much rides on 90 minutes of sport. Was one goal really the difference between freedom and brutality for an entire team? Would children be more respectful if the substitutes' bench had never been introduced? In Imagine that...Football young historian Michael Sells reveals the most influential decisions in the history of football and reveals how they might have changed the world.
Michael Sells is a historian educated at the University of Chester. Captivated by history from a young age, he is especially interested in Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation and 1960s and 70s football. Outside of history, his passions include dystopian novels, animal sanctuaries and lower-league football. Born in the South East of England, he now lives in Cambridge and the Imagine That titles are his first books.