Tag Archives: Premier League

Review: After Extra Time and Penalties – Memories of a BBC Football Correspondent by Mike Ingham

Former BBC football Correspondent Mike Ingham’s autobiography is a thoughtful homage to the golden age of sports broadcasting. His own broadcasting experiences saw him attend eight World Cups, commentate on twenty-eight FA Cup Finals, work with ten full-time England managers … Continue reading

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Coronavirus outbreak suspends all English football

Given the potential risk to life, the Premier League and the English Football League have rightly suspended English football for the first time since the Second World War. Football in England will be suspended until at least 3 April as … Continue reading

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Review: What You Think You Know About Football is Wrong – The Game’s Greatest Myths and Untruths by Kevin Moore

The former director of the National Football Museum Kevin Moore has produced a challenging and revelatory new book which debunks many of the myths and assumptions about football. In 50 short chapters Moore shatters many of the strongly held beliefs … Continue reading

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Review: Can we have our football back? How the Premier League is ruining football and what we can do about it… by John Nicholson

In ‘Can We Have Our Football Back?’ Football365 writer John Nicholson produces a coruscating attack on the excesses of the Premier League and provides an optimistic blueprint for a football revolution. Nicholson wants to put an end to the Premier … Continue reading

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Review: Masters of Modern Soccer – How the World’s Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game by Grant Wahl

It may be something of a grandiose title but in Masters of Modern Soccer American journalist Grant Wahl expertly gets to grips with how the global game is developing. Wahl interviews some of the most interesting figures in the modern … Continue reading

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Summer Reading – The Best Football Books

Now that summer is finally upon us I thought I’d share my reviews of the best football books for reading on the beach or by the pool. Kick off the summer with one of these great reads. Black Boots and Football Pinks. … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Club: How the Premier League Became the Richest, Most Disruptive Business in Sport’ by Jonathan Clegg and Joshua Robinson.

In ‘The Club’ two Wall Street Journal writers Jonathan Clegg and Joshua Robinson provide a telling insight into the excesses of the Premier League (PL) and how it has become a global business with little concern for local communities. This … Continue reading

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