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Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League 1992-2004

Paul McCarthy

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From the publisher:

THE INCREDIBLE FIRST 12 YEARS OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE AS TOLD BY THE LEGENDS WHO WERE THERE

'I met Jack Nicholson and when a Hollywood superstar asks about Manchester United, you realise how big the Premier League is around the world' David Beckham.

Based on the acclaimed BBC Series, with a foreword by Alan Shearer.

The Premier League is the most watched sports league in the world, broadcast into 188 countries and watched by 3.2 billion people worldwide. It revolutionised football, transforming the beautiful game into a multi-billion-pound business and making its biggest stars millionaires. Fever Pitch tells the inside story of the formation of the league, from the early discussions with Rupert Murdoch about how Sky could be at the heart of this new league, to the bitter rivalries and radical new managers who changed the face of football forever.

With insight from football's biggest names, this is the inside track on the Premier League as you've never heard it before. From David Beckham to Eric Cantona, Peter Schmeichel to Gary Neville, this book is full of exclusive interviews that give fascinating insight into the biggest sports league in the world from the people who made it happen. 'The recognition our game gets is astonishing and the love of the Premier League is undeniable'Alan Shearer'England is special.

It is more than football, it is like the players are rock stars'Eric Cantona'It's what it should be about - enthralling, exciting, magic, taking risks, playing attacking football'Gary Neville

The author:

Paul McCarthy is an award-winning sports journalist and writer. He has worked at the News of the World, the Daily Express, where he was Chief Football Writer., People, where he held the post of Chief Sports Columnist. In 2007 he returned to the News of the World as Sports Editor.

Paul held the post of Chairman of the Football Writers' Association for three years and was named Sports Journalist of the Year.

Paul was given his own slot on Sky Sports News, 'Macca on Monday'. He has contributed to football and sports documentaries as well as regularly contributing to coverage on Sky Sports and the BBC.

Paul now runs a successful PR and Consultancy company, Macca Media.

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Sphere
24 x 16 cm
Hardback
272 pages
September 2022
English
9781408727171