Sorry, this product is not currently available to order
Something grotesque is going on in the beautiful game. Money rather than sport now rules the roost. Stadium names are sold off to the highest bidder and players often seem no more than overpaid and over-sexed celebrities. Their every action, both on and off the pitch, is fodder for the tabloids as they themselves argue over whether it's 100k or 120k a week in their pay packets. Paul French has talked to leading football pundits as well as to fans from clubs all over the country. Whether they're Reds or Blues they share one thing in common: they're sick and tired of the greed that seems to run through the game they love. They're tired of big businesses slapping their names and logos everywhere, and they hate seeing footballers earn more in a week than they do in a year, particularly when they struggle to even afford the rising admission charge to matches. "Prawns in The Game" is the book those fans will need to read to understand how football has ended up where it is today.
From the formation of the very first football club to the creation of Arsenal's Emirates stadium, "Prawns in the Game" tells the story of the commercialisation of the game, in a tone and language the fans will welcome. This is the only book about the commercialisation of the game written by a fan for the fans. They'll laugh, they'll get angry and they'll find out: how did the prawn sandwich brigade take over our national sport?