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This review is from: The Beautiful Game?: Searching for the Soul of Football (Paperback)
This is, in my opinion, the best book ever written about English football. Conn explores everything, from the politics behind the formation of the premiership, to the chronic mismanagement of some of England's proudest clubs to League Two teams struggling with financial survival, to the myths and untruths surrounding the Hillsbourgh Disaster. What really endeared me to the book however, was that throughout the devastating criticism of footballs corruption, Conn is always remains constructive and outlines an effective blueprint that could provide hope for the future of English football, focusing on Crewe as an example of how football should be run. Very informative and enlightening, especially for Premiership fans who have only a vague knowledge of the plight of teams struggling to survive without the bountiful riches from Sky.