FA Confidential: Sex, Drugs and Penalties. The Inside Story of English FootballPaperback
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- Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 30mm | 281g
- Publication date: 1 October 2009
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1847393934
- ISBN 13: 9781847393937
- Illustrations note: 1 Illustrations, ports. (chiefly col.)
- Sales rank: 635,147
From England dressing room to FA boardrooom, David Davies has enjoyed access to all areas in football. He has known everyone from David Beckham to Wayne Rooney, from Sir Alex Ferguson to Sven-Goran Eriksson, as well as legends like Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and George Best. He has lived through all English football's triumphs, tragedies, farces and scandals of modern times. Now, with the national sport perceived by many to be in crisis, no one is better placed to shed light on what has happened and why. His is a tale of fake sheikhs, fickle secretaries and beauty queens, and of how a boy from the Euston Road fell in love with football, and how he came to run one of the most high-profile organisations in the land.
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David Davies is a former sports journalist for BBC TV and former executive director of the FA. He continues to work promoting the national game and as a sports and media consultant. Henry Winter is chief sports writer at the "Telegraph."
"His descriptions of the decrepit, Dickensian FA "part museum, part asylum" that greeted him on his arrival in 1994 are superb." --"New Statesman"