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Arsène & Arsenal
Arsène & Arsenal
by Alex Fynn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read from the most capable 'Arsenal' authors, 26 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Arsène & Arsenal (Paperback)
Reading this astonishingly honest and interestingly crafted latest book from the pens of Alex and Kevin one can't help but reflect on the sub-title...'the quest to rediscover past glories.'
What has happened to Arsenal since the glory days?
As a result of their considerable investment in the Emirates, and until recently their limited investment in the squad, the Directors have shown a greater interest in the 'business' of Arsenal Holdings than the success of Arsenal on the pitch. Without doubt their unswerving faith in Arsene Wenger has enabled some small measure of footballing success whilst the squad has rarely reached the heights it's supporters expect and demand.
This book so accurately highlights both the strengths and weaknesses of this strategy and serves to remind us that without Wenger
little would have been achieved against the corporate backcloth of building a property company(!)
However the insight and perspective of the authors makes compelling reading once again. For Arsenal fans the hope is that past glories will remain in the past ,to be replaced by consistent future success and that this book will be the final chapter in a long running tragedy of failed expectations and under achievement.
If you're a fan or just plain interested in the Arsenal saga, buy this book,enjoy the amazing detail of what goes on behind the scenes and hope and believe that we'll all share great joy in years to come. This book gives us hope that having lived through the long long transition we should now expect our dreams to be realised.


Arsenal: The Making of a Modern Superclub
Arsenal: The Making of a Modern Superclub
by Alex Fynn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CORRECTION, 2 Sept. 2011
Any book as good as this would not be anything like as enjoyable if it were as Amazon suggest only
150 pages.THIS EXCITING,INFORMATIVE,and ENTERTAINING BOOK is 300 PAGES of great paperback read.
I agree with another reviewer, more from Mr Fynn on the birth of the Premier League from one who was there at it's conception would surely make yet another great read from this knowledgeable author.


Arsenal: The Making of a Modern Superclub
Arsenal: The Making of a Modern Superclub
by Alex Fynn
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars judge the book by the cover, 22 Sept. 2008
From the moment you see the cover you know this will be an arresting and stimulating read ,and just for once you CAN judge the book by the cover.
The amount of detailed information, presented in a very readable style, makes it a book you can't easily put down because at each chapter end, you want to know what happens next.The story of Arsenal football club is a bit of a thriller in itself,and this book at times reads like one ,especially the intrigue of the 'business end 'of the story.
In these strange times when we might expect a troupe of camels parading around football pitches at half-time,(where we once had marching bands)
it is encouraging to think that the guardians of the Arsenal heritage are meeting the needs of the 21st.century whilst protecting the future of the club for the fans,as best they can. As the authors suggest,
despite the obvious financial pressures,what a pity these guardians weren't able to extract a more rewarding price for the sale of the crown jewel name in English football.
Whether you're a fan or just plain interested in the making of a very modern football club, this book delivers all the promise of a stunning cover and will hold your attention till the end,which by the way takes an intriguing and cheeky look into the future.


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