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Once in a Lifetime: The Incredible Story of the Ne&hellip by Gavin Newsham
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fine, Fine Book, 27 May 2010
It would be easy to dismiss this book, as I note one reviewer has.

But for me Newsham at the very least produces the first draft of history on an amazing story; and at best details much fascinating background: the very early beginnings of 'soccer' in the States; the role played by Steve Ross, Head of Warner Bros, in the development and funding of the Cosmos; ambitions for the founders of the NASL for the sport in America; the early days of computer arcade games and the part they played in the Cosmos story; the locker room atmosphere as the Cosmos became a soccer supergroup; the role played by recession and the lack of decent TV coverage in the Cosmos' decline.

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