United We Fall

United We Fall : Boardroom Truths About the Beautiful Game

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United We Fall is the unique story of life inside football, told from behind the scenes of one of Britain's most legendary clubs - Leeds United. It is also the true story of the childhood fan who became chairman of his Premiership team. Peter Ridsdale, one of the game's most controversial and colourful figures, oversaw the most dramatic and talked-about period in Leeds United's history. In this compelling account, he writes about how the dream spectacularly unravelled when the club went into financial meltdown. It is a fall from grace which speaks volumes for the politicking, pressures, successes and failures within the professional game today. This book is like reading the confidential files of a Premiership football chairman, detailing the characters, the prima donnas, the fall-outs, the outrageous transfer demands, and the secret deals. Then there is the Leeds United trial, a near-death plane crash, and the fatal riots from Galatasaray - and the tale of how one chairman fought to keep a club together throughout it all.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pan MacMillan
  • MACMILLAN
  • United Kingdom
  • 0230226116
  • 9780230226111

About Peter Ridsdale

Peter Ridsdale is a former chairman of Leeds United, and is currently chairman of Cardiff City F.C. A former owner of Barnsley FC, he rescued them from folding after dropping from the Premier League to Division Two. He was formerly deputy chairman of Cardiff City F.C., who recruited him to help with their new stadium project, and was appointed chairman in October 2006.show more