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Premier League: A History in 10 Matches [Kindle Edition]

Jim White
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Tens of millions follow it.

It attracts the finest global talent to play in what is almost a weekly World Cup.

In just 20 years it has transformed football from national embarrassment to Britain's leading cultural export.

It offers dreams and drama, pride and passion, triumph and tears.

It is the most popular sporting contest on Earth.


Celebrating 21 years of football's most popular and prestigious competition told through 10 of the most defining matches in history.

Please note: This ebook is hand-crafted. Well not quite, but it is certainly a cut above the rest; great care has been taken to make sure it is both beautiful and highly functional.

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'A wonderfully entertaining history' Sunday Telegraph.

'A rich and thoroughly enjoyable tapestry' Sunday Business Post.

'It's all fascinating with White exceptional at evoking the passion of the 10 matches' Four Four Two.

'Cleverly done ... writing of the highest quality ... a superb book' The Bookbag.

'Elegantly constructed and incredibly insightful, it perfectly captures the heart stopping madness of the modern day Premier League' Philip Kerr, Mail on Sunday.

About the Author

Jim White has written for the Independent, the Guardian and the Telegraph. He is the author of MANCHESTER UNITED THE BIOGRAPHY and YOU'LL WIN NOTHING WITH KIDS.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The biggest game in town 30 Oct. 2013
If the title makes you think it's just ten match reports, think again. What you get is something like ten little novels, building into one trillion-pound, slightly deranged narrative packed with incident, atmosphere and insight. White has seen it all at close quarters and takes us to places others can't. He is very good on the blood and thunder of the games and the rough and tumble of the politics. What makes this book so good is its vividness and White is astute - it's not his fault he's a Manchester United supporter (well maybe it is) but he rises above it. He does pulsating justice to the Aguerooooooooo moment and Manchester City's sensational triumph in 2012; the Premier league's presiding geniuses - Ferguson, Wenger and Mourinho - come to life on the page, warts and all; the self-destructive madness of Leeds and Portsmouth are captured and Peter Ridsdale and the other demolitionists properly brought to book. All this and much more, to the sound of millions of fans screaming in adulation and agony. This is the Premier League in 400 pages. Champion stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars More Than Meets The Eye 18 Aug. 2014
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The title of this book really undersells it's content. This is so much more than a report of the 10 matches mentioned in the title. The author uses these matches as a device for explaining some of the more interesting developments in football at the highest domestic level. It gives a great insight into the ups and downs, both on and off the pitch, of teams at both ends of the spectrum of success. It's written with great humour too, having me chuckling more than once. Highly recommended.
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I am not a huge football fan and bought this book for someone who is, but started reading it and finished it in a weekend. It's a fascinating, insightful read and so beautifully crafted it would appeal to a wide range of readers. It should also be on every would-be sports reporter's reading list. Like Jim White's columns in the Telegraph, it is thought provoking and evocative with a subtle dash of humour throughout. A great buy, I have just ordered two more as gifts for friends. Fiona
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 30 May 2014
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I really enjoyed this book and the research that was done to put all the facts together. I would definitely recommend this book to all of my friends who love football and appreciate the history of the game
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile 6 April 2014
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Well written and as described in the foreward,some games that you'd not really have expected there.If you have followed the league a bit since it started then worth the effort to read.At 51p I couldn't go wrong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any football fan 27 Mar. 2014
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Not only is Jim White explaining the reason why the matches he has chosen are important, he has importantly put them into context.

The book is filled with little snippets of information about the club's concerned that I was not previously aware of.
Each match is put into its wider historical context rather than just the season they occurred in.

I was lucky enough to pick this up for 99p, but would have happily paid the cover price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Premier league's greatest hits 4 Mar. 2014
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Well researched and full of background detail,I really enjoyed this book.as an avid football fan I knew I would love it and I was right.I remembered all the games featured.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 4 Mar. 2014
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An excellent nostalgic account that reminds you how football has changed so much since 1992. It's not just about the big clubs. Highly recommended.
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