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Once upon a time football was run by modest local businessmen Today it is the plaything of billionaire oligarchs, staggeringly wealthy from oil and gas, from royalty, or from murkier sources But who are these new masters of the universe Where did all their money come from And what do they want with our beautiful game In The Billionaires Club James Montague delves deeper than anyone else has dared, to tell this story for the first time It is part history of club ownership, part in depth investigation into the money and influence that connects the super rich around the globe, and part travel book as he crosses national boundaries in an attempt to reveal the real force behind modern day football Whilst almost always cloaked in secrecy, the billionaire owner has to raise his head above the bunker when it comes to football ownership a rare Achilles heel that allows access to worlds normally off limits for journalists and outsiders And so Montague criss crosses the world from Dhaka to Doha, from China to Crewe, from St Louis to London, from Bangkok to Belgium to profile this new elite, their network of money and their influence that defies geographic boundaries At its heart The Billionaires Club is a football book, about some of the biggest clubs in the world But it is also about something bigger the world around us, the global economy, where the world is headed and how football has become an essential cog in this machine Interesting perspective on the sad state of what was The Beautiful Game. Absolutely delighted with this product.Promptly and safely delivered Well priced and good condition Excellent readThank you Bought this for football mad husband..He s really enjoying reading all about the things you never know or hear about. got a bit bogged down with the middle east side needed on american investors ok some good information on the modern owners Montague offers an important perspective on the community and global cost of funding top football clubs Football has become than just a game mostly for the worst reasons. Truly interesting insight in to the world of football ownership Highly recommend for anyone wanting to know how the beautiful game works beyond the pitch. In diesem Fussballbuch geht es nur wenig um Fu ball Stattdessen beleuchtet Montague die Superreichen hinter den spektakul ren Clubeink ufen der letzten Jahre, insbesondere in der Premier League und wenn das Buch eine Schw che hat, dann die, dass es wenig darauf eingeht, warum dies in erster Linie ein Ph nomen der Prelmier Legause ist, auch wenn Paris SG oder ein paar Niederl ndische Clubs beleuchtet werden Dabei besch ftigt sich ein Kapitel mit den Superreichen aus Russland und deren Verflechtungen mit der russischen Politik, Kapitel geht um China und andere asiatische Staaten vor allem Thailand , ein Kapitel um die Amerikaner, die versuchen aus Sportteams Kapital zu schlagen und ein Kapitel besch ftigt sich mit dem Nahen Osten und das kommt nat rlich nicht ohne eine Besch ftigung mit den Arbeitsbedingungen in Katar aus Der Fussballanteil ist eher gering, aber der WEltpolitikteil ist sehr hoch wer sich daf r interessiert, findet eine sehr gut lesbare Quelle, wie es sie wohl keine zweite gibt. Thoroughly researched Harrowing in its depiction of the globalisation of football, and the stripping of its passion to money launderers and frauds.It answers the questions it asks And asks even.A good read A worthwhile read. Largely a regurgitation of material already available elsewhere Some basic grammar howlers and lacked any coherent thread More of a badly written long read in a once excellent Sunday newspaper than a well thought out book.