Top critical review
Not quite what I have wished for...
2 July 2013
...but still interesting and unique. Skip the first 70 pages containing a matter of fact summary of Mr. Jordan's childhood and career. Average guy with common talents (little computing, much self-selling) makes a fortune when selling his start up cellphone retail buisiness during the golden hey-days of mobile communication. At least the buisiness part could make an inpirational story in itself, but it's not told here as the man has moved on with his life and it is not the main subject of this book anyway. Start with chapter 5 to get to the heart of the matter right away, you won't miss much and can return to the first chapters if you want to get the full prologue. The storytelling gets better from then on, you feel the passion and at the same time get the feeling most football fans share, be it Mr. Jordan, the people recently taking the streets in Brazil during the Confed Cup, or the long faithful supporters not being able to afford a ticket for their club anymore...what's basically wrong with this game so many of us love can be summed up in one word: money.