The Beautiful Game?: Searching for the Soul of Football

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Random House, Dec 15, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 448 pages
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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. Now 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.

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Review: The Beautiful Game? Searching for the Soul of Football

User Review  - Tim Evans - Goodreads

A must for any football fans. Covers all the disgraces from the formation of the Premier League, MK Dons, York, Bury, Hillsborough and, of course, the Woolwich Wanderers move up north. Conn is a god. Read full review

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User Review  - Richard O'Brien - Goodreads

Top read which covers a selection of chapters which aim to show the current plight (as of 2005) of English football & how some of the happenings in todays game can be put into perspective with ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

David Conn is football's foremost investigative journalist. He was Sports Reporter of the year in 2004 and is the author of The Football Business (Mainstream, 1997).

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