The Club by Joshua Robinson audiobook

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

By Joshua Robinson  and Jonathan Clegg
Read by Shaun Grindell

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781328506450
13.11 Hours Unabridged
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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, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold. Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly two hundred countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul. Deeply researched and drawing on one hundred exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, The Club is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.

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Summary

Summary

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, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold.

Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly two hundred countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul.

Deeply researched and drawing on one hundred exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, The Club is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clegg and Robinson are expert storytellers in unspooling the narrative of one of Britain’s most successful exports…Thorough but also readable and entertaining.” Gabriele Marcotti, ESPN
“Richly detailed, remarkably told…The Club is the definitive guide to the definitive league in sports.” Billy Beane, vice president for baseball operations, Oakland Athletics
“An antic and definitive account of all that has been gained…as well as all that’s been lost.” Ben Reiter, New York Times bestselling sports writer

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Author

Author Bio: Joshua Robinson

Author Bio: Joshua Robinson

Joshua Robinson is the European sports correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Sports Illustrated.

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Author Bio: Jonathan Clegg

Author Bio: Jonathan Clegg

Jonathan Clegg is an editor for the Wall Street Journal. His work has also appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, and FourFourTwo magazine.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 13.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English