- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1125 KB
- Print Length: 372 pages
- Publisher: Wholepoint Publications (25 Feb. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007E222L2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #583,880 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It's All About The Memories Kindle Edition
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The book consists largely of interviews, which give the key characters the chance to tell their own story. It's a valuable piece of oral football history and I am sure that future writers and researchers will come back to this book. In particularly, it should also be a useful resource for anyone who wants to learn about the astonishing financial shambles of the football industry.
Aside from the financial issues, the book's a marvellous sporting tale of a tiny squad going on an improbably long unbeaten run in the most difficult circumstances, culminating in real "Roy of the Rovers" moments like Neil McCann's winner against Raith Rovers (the book's cover).
After seeing my club going into administration twice in the last 10 years I've become convinced that far too few supporters understand why football is in such a mess. Worse, the footballing authorities don't get it either, and the press are largely clueless too. It's a complex subject and the authorities and football journalists usually address superficial symptoms in a glib and sometimes ill informed way.
This book doesn't attempt to delve into the deep underlying problems, but it explains how financial disaster panned out at one club. Reading the book it's much easier to understand how it all happened, stage by stage, with people taking disastrous decisions that seemed right at the time. Other clubs, perhaps many, will go through the same traumas. The system is set up in a way that makes it inevitable.
Slapping 25 point penalties on clubs that hit the rocks doesn't address the real problems. It would help if people in positions of power and influence read this book and think about the issues. In particular they should read the contribution of Laura Hayes, the club's secretary. People like Laura deserve better.
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