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Jumpers for Goalposts: How Football Sold Its Soul by [Smyth, Rob, Turner, Georgina]
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3.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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"As a catalogue of all that is wrong with the game, the book is accurate and thorough. As rhetoric, it is stylish and irresistible ... It is not a new idea to index the simultaneous depravity and mundanity of modern football. But it has never been done as well as this. Richard Scudamore will despise every word, and there can be no higher praise than that." -- When Saturday Comes

"Smyth and Turner have done an absolutely excellent job summing up the travails of the modern game in 'Jumpers for goalposts' – there are numerous anecdotes that needed re-telling and the depth of knowledge and research contained in the book is staggering ... Kudos also to Smyth and Turner for finishing off the book with a humdinger of a conclusion. After flagging up all the problems with the game today, they set out to remedy them and come up with some fine suggestions. However unlikely, hopefully some of the game's administrators are reading this tome." -- 101greatgoals.com

"'Jumpers for Goalposts' is a fascinating and funny reflection on why football has changed so much since the inception of the English Premier League in 1992, and why the old descriptions of 'the beautiful game' and 'the people's game' no longer fit." -- soccerlens.com

About the Author

Rob Smyth is an experienced cricket journalist who writes for The Guardian, Wisden Cricketer, The Economist and many other newspapers and magazines.

Georgina Turner is an experienced football journalist who writes for Sports Illustrated, The Observer, The Guardian and When Saturday Comes, among others. She teaches media and communication studies and has absolutely no left foot.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1065 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Elliott & Thompson (21 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907642226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907642227
  • ASIN: B006ZOYM4K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #538,942 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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