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FA Confidential

FA Confidential

by David Davies, Henry Winter
     
 

From England dressing room to FA boardroom, David Davies has enjoyed access to all areas in soccer. He has known everyone from David Beckham to Wayne Rooney, from Sir Alex Ferguson to Sven-Göran Eriksson, as well as legends like Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly, and George Best. He has lived through all English football's triumphs, tragedies, farces, and scandals

Overview

From England dressing room to FA boardroom, David Davies has enjoyed access to all areas in soccer. He has known everyone from David Beckham to Wayne Rooney, from Sir Alex Ferguson to Sven-Göran Eriksson, as well as legends like Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly, and George Best. He has lived through all English football's triumphs, tragedies, farces, and scandals of modern times. Now, with the sport perceived by many to be in crisis, no one is better placed to shed light on what has happened and why. His is a tale of fake sheikhs, fickle secretaries, and beauty queens, and of how a boy from the Euston Road fell in love with soccer, and how he came to run one of the most high-profile organizations in the land.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Davies 12 years at the FA covered some of the most dramatic stories in the game's history . . . gripping."  —Daily Mail

"Memories of mishap and scandal, hubris and anguish spill from his dozen years at the muddled heart of English football."  —Guardian

"His descriptions of the decrepit, Dickensian FA "part museum, part asylum" that greeted him on his arrival in 1994 are superb."  —New Statesman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847393937
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

David Davies is a former sports journalist for BBC TV and former executive director of the FA. He continues to work promoting the national game and as a sports and media consultant. Henry Winter is chief sports writer at the Telegraph.

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