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This review is from: Once in a Lifetime: The Incredible Story of the New York Cosmos (Paperback)
The New York Cosmos, their rapid rise to greatness and equally abrupt disintegration, is a fascinating detour down football's history. Newsham's history charges the development of the club as its ambitious owners sought to make it a thriving part of the Warner entertainment Empire, challenging to sign the best players in the world even if their pitch needed to be painted green. It is an informative and entertaining read though I would have liked the writer to consider the international effects of the Cosmos as well as some of the American issues. How did the great clubs of Europe feel about their new rival and were they affected by losing some of their best players to the NASL?
Newsham's writing at its best conveys the excitiment and pressures of the matches of football and conjures up many of the great personalities who were associated with the club.