Ships from/sold by
See All Buying Options

An Epic Swindle 44 Months With a Pair of Cowboys (Paperback)

Author:  Brian Reade
Earn Rakuten Super Points™: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
An Epic Swindle Reade, Brian 1 of 1
(Save 25%)
$9.68 + $3.10 SHIPPING
EARN 10 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
More inventory may be available. Place your order today and be one of the first to receive this product when it arrives!
Alert me when this item is in stock.
1 New
See all sellers
45 day return policy
More Buying Options

Learn more about An Epic Swindle:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 085738600X
ISBN-13: 9780857386007
Sku: 226252410
Publish Date: 5/1/2012
Pages:  338
See more in Soccer
From the Publisher:
The inside story of how Liverpool FC came within hours of being repossessed by the banks after the shambolic 44-month reign of American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett
This is a tale of debts, lies, cowboys, and a civil war that dragged Britain's most successful football club to its knees, through the High Court, and almost into administration. Players Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher tell of their anger at the broken promises, as well as their pain at watching loyal fans in open revolt. The manager, the chief executive, board members, leading fans, and journalists reveal the turmoil at a revered sporting institution run by two men at war with each other, and who trampled the notion of The Liverpool Way into the gutter. No story sums up the naked greed at the heart of modern football quite like Hicks' and Gillett's attempt to turn a quick buck at Liverpool, and no one has had as much access to the truth, or tells it with as much passion, wit, and insight as Brian Reade.
The word "cowboys" refers sarcastically to Americans, as viewed by the Brits in the stereotypical (and in this case, all too accurate) image of swaggering, arrogant, and amoral roughnecks. Tom Hicks and George Gillett had the audacity to invade British soccer by purchasing the Liverpool FC (Football Club), but instead of proving worthy of the responsibility, they almost succeeded in destroying one of the jewels of England's soccer crown. Their trail of mounting debts, dirty deals, and lies is documented by the author in a detailed and well-written account of how an established sports team was brought to its knees, financially, and was within hours of being repossessed by the banks. This dark and dramatic story has been turned into a riveting book.

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0338
Product attributePublisher:   Quercus
Advertisement Bottom