Sept. 28, 2012
-- Based on private archive material and extensive interviews with the movers and shakers, Bose examines such important issues as whether self regulation can work, what needs to be done to tackle the re-emergence of racism, how to regulate worldwide betting in football and the need for the game to maintain its links with supporters.
The book also charts how the unexpected rise of the Premier League into a world class brand has also distorted the British market, creating a very unstable footballing underclass. At times highly controversial, the book examines how the Premier League can better use its resources in the face of the growing demands of top players, all the more challenging against the background of the Euro crisis and the needs of the different governing bodies of the game.
Bose has chronicled the Premier League since its creation, having revealed the original bungs story in the 1990s, and has followed every gripping saga in its roller coaster rise to international stardom. This mesmerizing journey has involved high stakes, bungs and backhanders, and has brought into question the very future of the beautiful game.
Bose, one of Britain’s foremost sports writers, was the first Sports Editor of the BBC. He started the Inside Sport column for the Daily Telegraph, edited the Inside Track column in the Sunday Times and now contributes to various media outlets. This includes writing a weekly Big Interview column for the Evening Standard, writing for the Independent and Financial Times, blogging for InsideWorldFootball.com and PlayUp, in addition to many broadcasting commitments.
28 books including controversial studies on Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and the World Cup.
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