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 Review

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, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold.

Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly two hundred countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul.

Deeply researched and drawing on one hundred exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, The Club is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.

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

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  • Sumit RK

    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 s...

  • Tomi

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoks...

  • Clinton Hutchings

    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 own...

  • Benjamin

    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 be...

  • Spencer Emmerson

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

  • Ian

    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 busi...

  • Greville Waterman

    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 bee...

  • Jeffrey Robinson

    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...

  • David Neto

    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 re...

  • Austin Coad

    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 ...