The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports

The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports

The Club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer?s Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet.   This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, b The Club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer?s Premier League became the wildest, riches...

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Title:The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports
Author:Joshua Robinson
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports Reviews

  • Dave
    Feb 25, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

    Very timely and well delivered. Another kind of gentrification perhaps. The business approach saved the beautiful game back in 1992. The same mind$et may as well destroy the beautiful game sooner or later. I particularly enjoyed the epilogue. Would there be any place left for TRUE s...

    For someone like me who is a real fan of Premier League soccer, this is a great read. Not only insightful about the formation of the league, but some interesting stories about most of the relevant clubs we all watch, the owners, managers and strategies. It is well written, not a text b...

    Jaw-dropping. The amount of work these two guys did should make 99% of out sports writers feel miserable. Although the topics they deal with have been covered several times they manage to come with new information in every chapter. And even if it might initially feel as if they are dra...

    Easily readable but well-written history of the Premier League. Focus was on the last 15 years and would have liked more on the formative years. And too much about the ?Big Six? for me. There are clubs other than Blackburn and Leicester who?ve made an impact. More about how these...

    Excellent read I really enjoyed reading this book, packed full of great stories made this a very compelling read. It was clear that the authors had amazing access to people involved in so many of the big stories of the EPL to date. The book was refreshingly unbiased which was a p...

    From the formation of the League in 1992 to Manchester City?s most recent title, this book chronicles the various decisive moments that turned the English Premier League into the marketing and entertainment behemoth it is today. The Clube is an essential read for every football fan t...

    A well researched book about how English football has progressed (regressed some might say). I happened to watch the movie "The Damned United" while I was halfway through this book and can honestly say English football has progressed. This is a great read with lots of background to h...

    I loved it. This book is all about the business of English football. It starts at the beginning of the Premier League era and takes you through all the ups and downs of English soccer. From the corrupting influence that money has had on the transfer market, to the change in...

  • Clinton Hutchings
    Jan 31, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

  • Benjamin
    Jan 27, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

  • Peter Boyle
    Feb 24, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

  • Claire
    Feb 22, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

  • Tom
    Jan 20, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

  • David Neto
    Jan 07, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

  • Steve Johnson
    Feb 25, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

  • CT Ray
    Feb 16, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

  • Aaron Mcquiston
    Mar 04, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

  • Thekelburrows
    Feb 23, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

  • Mike Steinharter
    Jan 28, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

    Very timely and well delivered. Another kind of gentrification perhaps. The business approach saved the beautiful game back in 1992. The same mind$et may as well destroy the beautiful game sooner or later. I particularly enjoyed the epilogue. Would there be any place left for TRUE s...

    For someone like me who is a real fan of Premier League soccer, this is a great read. Not only insightful about the formation of the league, but some interesting stories about most of the relevant clubs we all watch, the owners, managers and strategies. It is well written, not a text b...

  • Lance
    Mar 05, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

  • Hashim Alsughayer
    Mar 12, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

  • Jeffrey Robinson
    Dec 04, 2018

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

  • Saurav Kumar
    Jan 22, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

  • Greville Waterman
    Sep 10, 2018

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

  • Ed
    Feb 12, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

    Very timely and well delivered. Another kind of gentrification perhaps. The business approach saved the beautiful game back in 1992. The same mind$et may as well destroy the beautiful game sooner or later. I particularly enjoyed the epilogue. Would there be any place left for TRUE s...

    For someone like me who is a real fan of Premier League soccer, this is a great read. Not only insightful about the formation of the league, but some interesting stories about most of the relevant clubs we all watch, the owners, managers and strategies. It is well written, not a text b...

    Jaw-dropping. The amount of work these two guys did should make 99% of out sports writers feel miserable. Although the topics they deal with have been covered several times they manage to come with new information in every chapter. And even if it might initially feel as if they are dra...

    Easily readable but well-written history of the Premier League. Focus was on the last 15 years and would have liked more on the formative years. And too much about the ?Big Six? for me. There are clubs other than Blackburn and Leicester who?ve made an impact. More about how these...

    Excellent read I really enjoyed reading this book, packed full of great stories made this a very compelling read. It was clear that the authors had amazing access to people involved in so many of the big stories of the EPL to date. The book was refreshingly unbiased which was a p...

    From the formation of the League in 1992 to Manchester City?s most recent title, this book chronicles the various decisive moments that turned the English Premier League into the marketing and entertainment behemoth it is today. The Clube is an essential read for every football fan t...

  • Sumit RK
    Dec 11, 2018

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

  • Joss
    Feb 04, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

    Very timely and well delivered. Another kind of gentrification perhaps. The business approach saved the beautiful game back in 1992. The same mind$et may as well destroy the beautiful game sooner or later. I particularly enjoyed the epilogue. Would there be any place left for TRUE s...

    For someone like me who is a real fan of Premier League soccer, this is a great read. Not only insightful about the formation of the league, but some interesting stories about most of the relevant clubs we all watch, the owners, managers and strategies. It is well written, not a text b...

    Jaw-dropping. The amount of work these two guys did should make 99% of out sports writers feel miserable. Although the topics they deal with have been covered several times they manage to come with new information in every chapter. And even if it might initially feel as if they are dra...

    Easily readable but well-written history of the Premier League. Focus was on the last 15 years and would have liked more on the formative years. And too much about the ?Big Six? for me. There are clubs other than Blackburn and Leicester who?ve made an impact. More about how these...

    Excellent read I really enjoyed reading this book, packed full of great stories made this a very compelling read. It was clear that the authors had amazing access to people involved in so many of the big stories of the EPL to date. The book was refreshingly unbiased which was a p...

  • Austin Coad
    Jan 21, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

  • Filip OlÅ¡ovský
    Feb 28, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

    Very timely and well delivered. Another kind of gentrification perhaps. The business approach saved the beautiful game back in 1992. The same mind$et may as well destroy the beautiful game sooner or later. I particularly enjoyed the epilogue. Would there be any place left for TRUE s...

    For someone like me who is a real fan of Premier League soccer, this is a great read. Not only insightful about the formation of the league, but some interesting stories about most of the relevant clubs we all watch, the owners, managers and strategies. It is well written, not a text b...

    Jaw-dropping. The amount of work these two guys did should make 99% of out sports writers feel miserable. Although the topics they deal with have been covered several times they manage to come with new information in every chapter. And even if it might initially feel as if they are dra...

  • Tomi
    Feb 09, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

  • Maxwell Schneider
    Jan 05, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

    Very timely and well delivered. Another kind of gentrification perhaps. The business approach saved the beautiful game back in 1992. The same mind$et may as well destroy the beautiful game sooner or later. I particularly enjoyed the epilogue. Would there be any place left for TRUE s...

    For someone like me who is a real fan of Premier League soccer, this is a great read. Not only insightful about the formation of the league, but some interesting stories about most of the relevant clubs we all watch, the owners, managers and strategies. It is well written, not a text b...

    Jaw-dropping. The amount of work these two guys did should make 99% of out sports writers feel miserable. Although the topics they deal with have been covered several times they manage to come with new information in every chapter. And even if it might initially feel as if they are dra...

    Easily readable but well-written history of the Premier League. Focus was on the last 15 years and would have liked more on the formative years. And too much about the ?Big Six? for me. There are clubs other than Blackburn and Leicester who?ve made an impact. More about how these...

    Excellent read I really enjoyed reading this book, packed full of great stories made this a very compelling read. It was clear that the authors had amazing access to people involved in so many of the big stories of the EPL to date. The book was refreshingly unbiased which was a p...

    From the formation of the League in 1992 to Manchester City?s most recent title, this book chronicles the various decisive moments that turned the English Premier League into the marketing and entertainment behemoth it is today. The Clube is an essential read for every football fan t...

    A well researched book about how English football has progressed (regressed some might say). I happened to watch the movie "The Damned United" while I was halfway through this book and can honestly say English football has progressed. This is a great read with lots of background to h...

    I loved it. This book is all about the business of English football. It starts at the beginning of the Premier League era and takes you through all the ups and downs of English soccer. From the corrupting influence that money has had on the transfer market, to the change in...

    The most comprehensive view of the EPL from the rich men who started it, fueled its boom, sold it to even richer men, and brought it to the absurd and scary heights it is at today. For anybody wondering how we came to be able to watch any EPL match in the States on any given day or abo...

  • Spencer Emmerson
    Jan 07, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

  • Gaterp
    Mar 08, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

    Very timely and well delivered. Another kind of gentrification perhaps. The business approach saved the beautiful game back in 1992. The same mind$et may as well destroy the beautiful game sooner or later. I particularly enjoyed the epilogue. Would there be any place left for TRUE s...

    For someone like me who is a real fan of Premier League soccer, this is a great read. Not only insightful about the formation of the league, but some interesting stories about most of the relevant clubs we all watch, the owners, managers and strategies. It is well written, not a text b...

    Jaw-dropping. The amount of work these two guys did should make 99% of out sports writers feel miserable. Although the topics they deal with have been covered several times they manage to come with new information in every chapter. And even if it might initially feel as if they are dra...

    Easily readable but well-written history of the Premier League. Focus was on the last 15 years and would have liked more on the formative years. And too much about the ?Big Six? for me. There are clubs other than Blackburn and Leicester who?ve made an impact. More about how these...

  • Ian
    Jan 08, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

  • DAER
    Mar 29, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

    Very timely and well delivered. Another kind of gentrification perhaps. The business approach saved the beautiful game back in 1992. The same mind$et may as well destroy the beautiful game sooner or later. I particularly enjoyed the epilogue. Would there be any place left for TRUE s...

  • Stephane
    Jan 13, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

  • Paul Galloway
    Jan 25, 2019

    Everybody knows anything can happen in the Premier League. #Quote If you are a football (soccer) fan or even if you aren?t, you must be aware of the English Premier League. The Club is the true story of the meteoric rise of the English Premier League from it?s humble beginni...

    The Premier League is the most-watched football competition in the world, beamed to 185 countries, raking in millions for its wealthy owners. But this wasn't always the case. I'm old enough to remember the late 1980s, when boggy pitches and crumbling stadiums were the norm, and a live ...

    Erittäin viihdyttävä ja perusteellinen selitys siitä, miten englantilaisesta jalkapallosta tehtiin maailmanlaajuista viihdettä. Vähän olisin ehkä kaivannut lisää kannattajakulttuurin muutoksesta ja kulttuurillisesta vaikutuksesta muutenkin, mutta ehkä se on jonkin toisen kir...

    Could have been a bit shorter, otherwise this would have been five stars as there is a lot of great information and history on this league. Starting with the decision to award the TV contract to Sky, this book covers practically everything about the business side of the English Premier...

    [Rounded up from 3.5 stars] This was a lot of fun! It had a zippy tone that made it easy to get through while not dumbing things down, and it deep-dove enough to help shed some light on references I've heard on soccer podcasts but never fully understood (namely "It was just a bit of...

    This was a fabulous book! It had everything I wanted: strong emphasis on economics and the business side of the Premier league with a good discussion around various impactful players, managers and owners. An overall brief but nuanced history of the Premier league. While I'm sure I miss...

    Loved this book! I got tired of being abroad during the World Cup and not being about to engage in intelligent conversation about soccer, so last fall I chose a team (Liverpool was a natural choice because of its connection to two other loves in my life: The Beatles and the Red Sox) an...

    Some fun nuggets for fans. Spoiler: it's actually about a bunch of different clubs. ...

    Simply enthralling. The level of access is second to none and the pacing propels you forward. ...

    Extremely well-researched and reported book that takes you well behind the scenes of the formation of not only the most popular sports league on the planet, but perhaps one of the most well known businesses on earth. Even if you're not too familiar with the names involved, this is a mu...

    A rollocking, racy read by two Wall Street Journal writers about the rise and rise of the Premier League. Predominantly aimed at an American audience the two writers rehash much of what has already been told before elsewhere - mainly it is true to say for the UK market - and manage ...

    There is a continuous argument throughout the all soccer (football) world on which league is the best, the most talented, and the most exciting. The English Premier League is in the top three of everyone's list regardless of where they live globally, and this is because two things: tal...

    Let me start my review with this: I really liked this book. I know I took two stars from this book but the entertainment value that I took from reading this book was not a small amount. The book has many positives that would make any fan of the premier league enjoy reading it, or i...

    Full disclosure, I have the same last name as one of the authors. That's not by accident. Guilty as charged, your honor. That said, allow me this simple statement of fact - The Club is a terrific book. It is not just a sports book about soccer, it is also the story of the business of t...

    Interesting read and fascinating take on the meanders of football's most famous and entertaining league. It helped me embark on a journey of reminiscing about the first foreign games I more or less remember watching, in the mid 90's. It enlightened me about the origins of the instituti...

    This book is filled to the brim with interesting and detailed anecdotes about the people and institutions responsible for bringing about the global behemoth that is the Premier League today. Robinson and Clegg take a deep dive into the impact different moments the premier Leagues histo...

    The book was recommended to me on Amazon last Christmas and I reviewed it on my blog. It's a comprehensive account of how the Premier League, England's top sporting division, has grown over the last two decades to become a juggernaut we see before us. If you are a football fan like me,...

    I don't rate many books as five star, unless perhaps written by Graham Greene. If you like English football and have followed the EPL the last quarter century then I believe this is a must read. I thought I knew a bit about the various clubs and characters but until I read this book I ...

    Outstanding, well researched and written story of the phenomenal growth of the English Premier League from its creation in 1992 from the Football League?s First Division to today. I recommend it for any football (soccer) fan, especially those who rise on Saturday and Sunday to watch ...

    Almost 4 stars but I felt a few chapters could have been dropped and some of the details trimmed to make this a tighter book. But overall as a fairly new Premier League fan I learned a LOT about the history of the league, the teams, the owners and the players. It's amazing to see ho...

    It was a good read from my perspective of an MBA student. It described how money was made from an exciting product which was in ruins(comparatively) few years back. This is story of the birth of Premier League in 1992 and the consequent mega TV deals which it signed all over the globe....

    Very timely and well delivered. Another kind of gentrification perhaps. The business approach saved the beautiful game back in 1992. The same mind$et may as well destroy the beautiful game sooner or later. I particularly enjoyed the epilogue. Would there be any place left for TRUE s...

    For someone like me who is a real fan of Premier League soccer, this is a great read. Not only insightful about the formation of the league, but some interesting stories about most of the relevant clubs we all watch, the owners, managers and strategies. It is well written, not a text b...

    Jaw-dropping. The amount of work these two guys did should make 99% of out sports writers feel miserable. Although the topics they deal with have been covered several times they manage to come with new information in every chapter. And even if it might initially feel as if they are dra...

    Easily readable but well-written history of the Premier League. Focus was on the last 15 years and would have liked more on the formative years. And too much about the ?Big Six? for me. There are clubs other than Blackburn and Leicester who?ve made an impact. More about how these...

    Excellent read I really enjoyed reading this book, packed full of great stories made this a very compelling read. It was clear that the authors had amazing access to people involved in so many of the big stories of the EPL to date. The book was refreshingly unbiased which was a p...

    From the formation of the League in 1992 to Manchester City?s most recent title, this book chronicles the various decisive moments that turned the English Premier League into the marketing and entertainment behemoth it is today. The Clube is an essential read for every football fan t...

    A well researched book about how English football has progressed (regressed some might say). I happened to watch the movie "The Damned United" while I was halfway through this book and can honestly say English football has progressed. This is a great read with lots of background to h...