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Who Stole Our Game? The Fall and Fall of Irish Soccer Paperback – Illustrated, Oct 2006

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  • Paperback: 255 pages
  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd; illustrated edition edition (Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0717140040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0717140046
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 915,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Daire Whelan is a writer and journalist. The author of two previous non-fiction books: Who Stole Our Game? and A Year with the Dubs, his work has appeared in the Irish Times, Magill, the Daily Mail and the Sunday Tribune.

A former award-winning producer with Newstalk, RTE and Setanta Sports, he runs his own digital content company,

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About the Author

Daire Whelan is a journalist and former sports columnist with The Irish Times; he is also a former radio and TV producer.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daithi. on 26 Feb 2007
Format: Paperback
As a supporter of one of the more successful clubs in the League of Ireland, I started into this with a bit of scepticism, but credit to the author, who lays out the facts as they are, how this organisation and league is still operating is a mystery. Whelan traces the few highs and many lows starting with the 50's and each chapter is dedicated to a decade since. I have only started on the 80's but since I have been following my team since about then, I think I know what I'm in for for the rest of the book, although I'm hoping for a couple of nuggets to chew on since I would have only been a young lad in those days. Some of the incidents reported have fumed me and raised my discontent for an organisation that has had nothing but disregard for its own domestic game. Hopefully the new league structure will have long term benefits for Irish football and the league which, in all fairness, is been unnecessarily ignored by the so called "true Irish Soccer fan" in his Celtic jersey and Man Utd bed spread.
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