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by David Conn

  • Author: David Conn
  • ISBN: 0857384880
  • ISBN13: 978-0857384881
  • ePub: 1124 kb | FB2: 1933 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Industries
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing (July 12, 2016)
  • Pages: 448
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 954
  • Format: docx azw lrf lit
Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up ePub download

As a recent Manchester City fan, there was so much of the history of the club that I didn't know or understand. Excellent book about new age football vs old age football and the emotional connection supporters have with their club

As a recent Manchester City fan, there was so much of the history of the club that I didn't know or understand. This book filled in th. oles and di. ore: it gave me a genuine appreciation of what it means to be a Manchester City supporter with a heart, a genuine concern for justice and equality. Excellent book about new age football vs old age football and the emotional connection supporters have with their club. This book reaffirms why we support our clubs despite the change.

It's a book as much about money as about football, but certain games are described in detail, none more dramatic than the one that the perpetually disappointed supporters of Manchester City assumed was at last ushering in sustained success. They'd gone into the game as favourites but as the final whistle approached they found themselves needing two goals – typical City, they'd gone and blown it again. The first goal, at the end of normal time, seemed mere consolation.

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Those three focus on the influence of money on modern day English football

Those three focus on the influence of money on modern day English football. His fourth, published in June 2017, is The Fall of the House of Fifa, which charts the corruption endemic at football's world governing body, in the context of Fifa's history and stated purpose to be a force for good in the world. He also ghost-wrote the autobiographies of the 100m hurdles world record holder Colin Jackson and former Manchester United player Lee Sharpe.

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By placing the club's extraordinary current rise in the wider context of its patchy modern history, this is also the story of English football's transformation - from the battlegrounds of the 1980s to today's moneyed, seated, global entertainment

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Enter Zip Code or city, state. Error: Please enter a valid ZIP code or city and state. Conn is led to question the very nature of football clubs and being a supporter, the underlying values and running of what used to be called 'the people's game'.

When Conn asked an American working in Abu Dhabi whether its economy had been at all affected by the global recession, he said: 'My friend, we're richer than God'. When Conn asked an American working in Abu Dhabi whether its economy had been at all affected by the global recession, he said: 'My friend, we're richer than God'.

By placing the club's extraordinary current rise in the wider context of its patchy modern history, this is also the story of English football's transformation - from the battlegrounds of the 1980s to today's moneyed, seated, global entertainment

Richer Than God is an authoritative, emotional, provocative account of Manchester City's takeover by Sheikh Mansour, culminating in their remarkable last minute Premier League title victory in May 2012. By placing the club's extraordinary current rise in the wider context of its patchy modern history, this is also the story of English football's transformation - from the battlegrounds of the 1980s to today's moneyed, seated, global entertainment. Conn is led to question the very nature of football clubs and being a supporter, the underlying values and running of what used to be called 'the people's game'. A labour of love, this powerfully told account of Manchester City's fall and rise, based on meticulous research over many years, and exclusive access and interviews with key figures, is written in the gripping, revelatory style Conn has made his trademark.
HelloBoB:D
Agreed with the previous reviewer who cited the repetitiveness of the central theme regarding the author's dismay over the evolution of UK football clubs from community-based to overtly corporate. And I would add that the author's tone is that of a polemic railing against this development, rather than a more unbiased journo-type tone that I had expected. Although I strongly resist his criticisms about clubs being owned by foreign billionaires, I still quite liked the book and can appreciate the perspective. Perhaps its my perspective as an American, where you expect ownership to be corporate and don't really care about their nationality/ethnicity. I kept thinking to myself that he seems so obsessed with the money (and it's something I hear repeated over and again in other football media coverage). He could try harder to see the opposite view which is that the influx of money means that kids who come from the poorest parts of the world have a chance to create real wealth through their sporting skill, and that a whole outgrowth of football-related businesses can develop in this climate of money. Such as his (i.e., a journalist who earns his living writing about football), which makes his criticisms all the more ironic.

But I do give praise to this book. Not just his fascinating history of the club, the city and the development of English football, which were all great. But the first-person perspective on it. The stories of being a kid and feeling the rush of seeing City play at Maine Road, together with his dad, brothers and friends. Then as a university student, driving considerable distances to away games to see the team (dragging his new friends with him). His experiences playing football, first as a kid on dingy fields and then later his return to playing during his adulthood. Then, of course, going through his disillusionment as he discovered the corporate side of football (again, this was not very persuasive to me, but I get his point). I loved his insight that the raw, connected feeling of going to the games during the 1960s through the 1980s has been diluted by the big-money stadiums of the modern Premier League and all the fans who attend games "for the prawn sandwiches." It really had me thinking about my own experiences in America going to our sporting events. He put into words something that I've been feeling but hadn't yet fully realized. And then, finally, his stories about going to games with his daughter, as well as his experience of attending the final 2012 games as a disaffected fan, feeling like an outsider. All so real, and so meaningful. I've only begun watching football in earnest during the past 12 months, and I came to MCFC because I loved watching David Silva play for Spain in UEFA 2012. And, oddly enough, I find myself rooting for City rather strongly. I saw them at Yankee Stadium in May 2013 against Chelsea, and am excited about their announcement of partnering with the Yankees on an MLS team. So, counter to the author's view, City's owners may truly be building a global fanbase. As he admitted, these folks seem to know what they're doing.
Malodor
As a recent Manchester City fan, there was so much of the history of the club that I didn't know or understand. This book filled in the.holes and did.more: it gave me a genuine appreciation of what it means to be a Manchester City supporter with a heart, a genuine concern for justice and equality.
Hasirri
This book transcends just being a recent history of the club. It tackles the conflict between wanting your club to organically become a top club and seeing some rich guy come in and purchase your club and take it to glory. It also talks about how it feels to get close to the game as a journalist and lose some of what being a fan is. Having gotten older, I can empathize with losing some of the zeal I had as a youth for my favorite teams in various American sports.
Obong
Highly entertaining and mind boggling! Great for any true soccer fan. Shipper sent on time and arrived in perfect condition.
Kulafyn
Excellent book about new age football vs old age football and the emotional connection supporters have with their club. This book reaffirms why we support our clubs despite the change.
Meztisho
As a City fan I identified strongly with much of Conn's sentiment and found the book interesting and thought provoking. Whilst I understand Conn's distaste for the corporatisation of the working mans game, I was a little worried that he had gone to the dark side taking his daughter to watch FC Utd and eulogising about them as he did. Conn identified what it means to be a lifelong fan and described the deeply woven cultural dimensions which make us quite irrational in our passion for the game and the club.
Unh
I'm not a Manchester city fan but you don't need to be one to appreciate this book .

The book has a very good chunk of historical information of the the city , the team ,the premier league and even the united arab emirates so you can realize the dramatic change of this beloved sport.

If you are not from England and want to learn more about the premier league this is the book.
The best book out there to show Americans how EPL compares to the NFL but does it much better and shows why this great sport should be more respected in this country.
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