Football and Gangsters by Graham Johnson
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Football and Gangsters
By Graham Johnson

Football and Gangsters

How Organised Crime Controls the Beautiful Game

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Football and Gangsters by Graham Johnson

Book Description

Who controls football in Britain today? The FA? The clubs? The fans? The shocking reality is that organised crime is moving in more aggressively than a Wayne Rooney tackle and there's little the authorities can do about it. "Football and Gangsters" is a revealing investigation into how organised crime has begun to take hold behind the scenes of professional football. Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Fowler are just some of the sport's big names to have fallen foul of the game's godfathers and paid the price. Their alarming stories are told here. Criminal organisations have manoeuvred themselves into a position of power in football. Drug dealers launder money by buying clubs; hooligan gangs have muscled their way into the boardroom; and the influence of Asian betting rings continues to grow. Through a series of dangerous undercover investigations, along with interviews with players, club officials, police and the underworld figures responsible, the sensational evidence is laid bare in this book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845962470
ISBN-10: 1845962478
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Graham Johnson

Former investigations editor at the Sunday Mirror, Graham Johnson is now a full-time crime writer and author of the bestselling Powder Wars and Druglord.

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