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4.0 out of 5 stars short and sweet... BUY IT!
I picked up this book on a recommendation and before I start I'll save you the effort - if you're a football fan, go and buy it... it's excellent! [Needless to say if you're not a football fan, why on earth are you reading this review? you should be out doing the gardening or making sure you're trainspotting photo portfolio is up-to-date]
Right, that should get rid...
Published on 21 April 2003 by Darren Simons

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but nothing much new here
While I enjoyed reading through this history of the premiership it covers the same ground as what seems like dozens of 'state of the game' football books at the moment. The most interesting parts invlove the seedier side of football.
Published on 12 April 2003 by darrenlightbown


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars short and sweet... BUY IT!, 21 April 2003
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This review is from: Premiership: The Uncut History of the FA Premier League (Paperback)
I picked up this book on a recommendation and before I start I'll save you the effort - if you're a football fan, go and buy it... it's excellent! [Needless to say if you're not a football fan, why on earth are you reading this review? you should be out doing the gardening or making sure you're trainspotting photo portfolio is up-to-date]
Right, that should get rid of non-football fans... so back to the book. To detail the history of the Premiership in itself is only part of the book - there's plenty season re-runs on Sky which do that (and seeing the goals is that much better than reading about them). No, that's not what makes this book. What does make this book is all the details about what goes on in the background - the pressures behind the formation of the league, the rivalries between various club chairmen, agents, bung-takers and all the bits around it.
As someone who's followed the Premiership closely from day one I was amazed at how much stuff there was in this book which I'd been aware of but never understood the significance of. It's a fairly easy read (ideal for a train journey to work) and you can put it down and pick it up later without suffering.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but nothing much new here, 12 April 2003
This review is from: Premiership: The Uncut History of the FA Premier League (Paperback)
While I enjoyed reading through this history of the premiership it covers the same ground as what seems like dozens of 'state of the game' football books at the moment. The most interesting parts invlove the seedier side of football.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summary of the History of the English Soccer Premiership, 6 April 2002
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This review is from: Premiership: The Uncut History of the FA Premier League (Paperback)
I couldn't put this book down. I've lived outside the UK since 1991 so most of the premiership has passed me by. This was a great way to catch up. It is also very well written. Some of the anicdotes are priceless, particularly on TV rights negotiations, corruption in the European game and how the transfer system "works".
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