The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports

The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports

The Club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer?s Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet.   This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, b The Club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer?s Premier League became the wildest, riches...

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Title:The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports
Author:Joshua Robinson
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports Reviews

  • Mariya
    Jan 08, 2019
    3.5 stars ...
  • Patrick
    Jan 13, 2019
    Very good review of the Premier League history. The authors deal with all the main issues in the past 27 years and how the league has grown. I have been a fan of Manchester United for almost 45 years but the money and corruption of the modern game has spoiled the sport. All of this is ...
  • Vinay Badri
    Jan 22, 2019
    The economics behind the most followed and successful league laid out very well. Quite the heady concoction of politics, wealth, and ego in play behind how the PL mushroomed into the entity that it is now. A good, informative and illustrative read for students of the game ...
  • B
    Jan 14, 2019
    Great overview of the business behind the Premier League ...
  • Clinton Hutchings
    Jan 31, 2019
    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...
  • Benjamin
    Jan 27, 2019
    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...
  • Dave
    Jan 04, 2019
    the EPL is just reently on my "radar screen" I'm one of those people who enjoys getting up on a Saturday morning and watching the games. So this was a book to familarize me with the history of the league, and its incredible growth in the past 20 years. ...
  • Fritzov
    Dec 24, 2018
    With out a doubt top 5 book of the year. Well researched and excellent narrated about english top division on the footy. ...
  • Tom
    Jan 20, 2019
    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...
  • David Neto
    Jan 07, 2019
    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...
  • Mike Steinharter
    Jan 28, 2019
    For someone like me who is a real fan of Premier League soccer, this is a great read. Not only insightful about the formation of the league, but some interesting stories about most of the relevant clubs we all watch, the owners, managers and strategies. It is well written, not a text b...
  • Abner
    Jan 14, 2019
    There were times when this book got too long for me - when the anecdotes were far too detailed - but I enjoyed reading the back story of the EPL and the various personalities that are/were a part of it. ...
  • Jeffrey Robinson
    Dec 04, 2018
    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...
  • Saurav Kumar
    Jan 22, 2019
    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....
  • Jon Kaslow
    Jan 02, 2019
    Does exactly what it promises. As a soccer fan it's highly enjoyable and gives a great sense of history. ...
  • Greville Waterman
    Sep 10, 2018
    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...
  • Ed
    Feb 12, 2019
    From the formation of the League in 1992 to Manchester City?s most recent title, this book chronicles the various decisive moments that turned the English Premier League into the marketing and entertainment behemoth it is today. The Clube is an essential read for every football fan t...
  • Sumit RK
    Dec 11, 2018
    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...
  • Joss
    Feb 04, 2019
    Excellent read I really enjoyed reading this book, packed full of great stories made this a very compelling read. It was clear that the authors had amazing access to people involved in so many of the big stories of the EPL to date. The book was refreshingly unbiased which was a p...
  • Austin Coad
    Jan 21, 2019
    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...
  • Tomi
    Feb 09, 2019
    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...
  • Maxwell Schneider
    Jan 05, 2019
    The most comprehensive view of the EPL from the rich men who started it, fueled its boom, sold it to even richer men, and brought it to the absurd and scary heights it is at today. For anybody wondering how we came to be able to watch any EPL match in the States on any given day or abo...
  • Spencer Emmerson
    Jan 07, 2019
    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...
  • Alex Abboud
    Feb 11, 2019
    A really enjoyable read. This book looks at the business side of the English Premier League, from its origins a generation ago until today. Even fans familiar with this story will find new and interesting information here. ...
  • Allan
    Jan 25, 2019
    Excellent book that is full of hidden conversations and decisions that has shaped the PL. The research is stellar. Great book for anyone who has fallen in love with the PL, and causes terror for any fans of the Top 6 who care about their clubs being driven for fans rather than money. ...
  • Rob Suarez
    Feb 04, 2019
    Great and interesting insight into the growth and popularity of the EPL. My one beef is that they repeatedly referred to stadiums as arenas. ...
  • Ian
    Jan 08, 2019
    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...
  • Kyle Youngblood
    Jan 26, 2019
    Has a great insight into the creation and development of the Premier League. ...
  • Stephane
    Jan 13, 2019
    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...
  • Paul Galloway
    Jan 25, 2019
    A well researched book about how English football has progressed (regressed some might say). I happened to watch the movie "The Damned United" while I was halfway through this book and can honestly say English football has progressed. This is a great read with lots of background to h...