Glory, Goals and Greed: Twenty Seasons of the Premier

Glory, Goals and Greed: Twenty Seasons of the Premier League An enlightening account of the FA Premier League s eventful firstyearsBornyears ago, in September , the FA Premier League has since established itself as the most popular club competition in world football But first it endured a struggle to survive in the face of opposition from the players union and the Football League It was touch and go for a year, then the breakaway elite faced a new crisis with the exposure of the game s bungs culture payment made outside official arrangement , staining the reputations of Brian Clough and George Graham, among others The new league was threatened again by the very real possibility of financial meltdown, averted only by a widespread and controversial takeover of many top clubs by predatory owners from overseas Joe Lovejoy, chief football writer at the Independent at the time, reported on the creation of the Premier League, and revisits the story here, interviewing many of the founding fathers to cast new light on its arrival Later, as chief football correspondent at the Sunday Times, Lovejoy had an up close and personal view of all the main events, and has spoken again to those involved to shed new light on the best matches, best players, and stand out incidents of the Premier League s enthralling firstyears

About the Author: Joe Lovejoy

Joe Lovejoy has been Football Correspondent of The Sunday Times since 1994 He was previously the chief football writer at the Independent and has worked for the Mail on Sunday

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