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Description - The Beautiful Game? by David Conn

Once, football proudly claimed to stand for passion, community, honour, even beauty. Today, football is about money. Its richest club, Manchester United, earned -175 million last year; yet since 1992 36 of the Football League's 72 clubs have been insolvent. The game is in danger of losing its lifeblood - and its soul. David Conn, the game's premier investigative journalist, sets out on a journey through the heart of English football, exploring how our national sport has failed - and who is to blame. Travelling from Highbury's art deco stands to provincial non-league outposts, Conn interviews players, managers, chairmen and fans, building up a picture of a game mired in crisis. At its heart, football is a game deeply loved by millions. This is a book for those who keep the faith, who believe that the sport itself, stripped of the greed and self-interest blighting its organisation, still has values, and can still be beautiful.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224064361
ISBN-10: 0224064363
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Conn

David Conn writes a weekly column, 'Inside Football', for the Independent, and was the Football Supporters' Federation's Football Writer of the Year in 2002. He regularly appears on Radios 4 and 5, and his television credits include Panorama and Reputations. He was the Editorial Director of the Exhibition of Football History at the National Football Museum in Preston. His previous book, The Football Business was published in 1997 to great acclaim.

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