David Conn - The Beautiful Game? (Searching For The Soul of Football) (2nd Hand Paperback)
Football has never been more hyped, more central to Britain's culture than today. Yet never has it been in greater turmoil.
Once, football stood for passion, community, honour, even beauty. The game is in danger of losing its lifeblood - and its soul.
In The Beautiful Game? David Conn, the game's most respected investigative journalist, sets out on a journey through the heart of our national game, exploring how the sport has failed - and who is to blame.
Revised and updated to take account of the 2004-5 season, 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.
- Format : Standard Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Sports & Pastimes
- Published : 2005 (Yellow Jersey Press)
- ISBN : 9780224064361
- SKU : B001738
- PPC : SP390gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This is a book for everybody who have a real interest in football and what mechanics, economical and emotional, that drives people to the beautiful game. If anybody thought that rich people's interest in football started with the oligarchs and sheiks this book proves them wrong. Rich people have always invested in football, some because they thought it was a good investment, others for the love of the game. Unfortunately most of them failed and drove the clubs into economical despair." - Goodreads Review.
"For a fascinating insight into the causes, and the creators, of the game's ills this is a superbly told tale" - Peter Corrigan, Independent.
"An important book" - The Times.
David Conn is a journalist for The Guardian He attended Bury Grammar School before studying English Literature & Politics at the University of York.