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Like Schadenfreude or Zeitgeist, Morbo is a word that has no direct translation in English. We can throw around a collection of adjectives to try and fence the notion off, but it's perhaps best defined by example. In 2002, Real Madrid's Luis Figo was attempting to take a corner kick at ... Read review
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The Disdain in Spain Falls Mostly on the Game

AdvantagesWide-ranging and insightful, intelligent and entertaining.

DisadvantagesOccasionally a little repetitive

"Like Schadenfreude or Zeitgeist, Morbo is a word that has no direct translation in English. We can throw around a collection of adjectives to try and fence the notion off, but it's perhaps best defined by example. In 2002, Real Madrid's Luis Figo was attempting to take a corner kick at Barcelona's Camp Nou. Attempting was the word, though, as Figo - former son of Barca, having acrimoniously moved to the Spanish capital for a world-record fee - ..." Read review
20.12.2009

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Morbo

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EAN 9780954013462
Type Non-Fiction
Genre Sport
Publisher WSC Books Limited
Title Morbo
Author Philip Ball
ISBN 0954013468

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