Broken Dreams: Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football

Broken Dreams: Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football


By (author) Tom Bower

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  • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 32mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 184739003X
  • ISBN 13: 9781847390035
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 332,472

Product description

Greedy, vain and ambitious personalities dominate English football. From the author of devastating exposes of Mohamed Fayed, Richard Branson and, most recently, Geoffrey Robinson, BROKEN DREAMS is a superbly incisive account of how self-interested individuals, adopting questionable and predatory business methods, are exploiting the sport of football to earn billions of pounds and huge glory. Focusing on key figures including Terry Venables, Ken Bates, David Dein, Harry Redknapp, Rio Ferdinand and other famous agents, chairmen and managers, Tom Bower exposes the money, the politics, and the vicious battles behind the beautiful game. For the first time a non-sports writer reveals the vanity and greed which endanger the national sport.

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Author information

Tom Bower has a distinguished reputation as an investigative historian, award-winning television producer and journalist. His books on tycoons, on the Nazis and on British intelligence are groundbreaking bestsellers. He lives in London with his family.