The Club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccers Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet. This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, but w...
|Title||:||The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports Reviews
Very good review of the Premier League history. The authors deal with all the main issues in the past 27 years and how the league has grown. I have been a fan of Manchester United for almost 45 years but the money and corruption of the modern game has spoiled the sport. All of this is well covered.
The most comprehensive view of the EPL from the rich men who started it, fueled its boom, sold it to even richer men, and brought it to the absurd and scary heights it is at today. For anybody wondering how we came to be able to watch any EPL match in the States on any given day or about where the league is headed (European super-league no doubt) this is a fascinating read.
A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League.
Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage to repackage it in an interesting and attractive manner.
They have certainly done their homework and have managed to interview most of the main protagonists.
As a football junkie I cannot say that I learned much that was ...more
Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote
If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren’t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it’s humble beginnings to becoming the richest & the most dominant sporting leagues in the world.
The Club begins before the advent of the Premier League in 1980’s when the game of football in England was in dire straits. The stadiums we ...more