From the publisher:
What Was Football Like in the 1990s? captures the spirit of a decade that witnessed so many changes in the game, especially off the field. This engaging and absorbing account of the era interweaves the author's memories and experiences with a wealth of research. The Taylor Report, the Bosman ruling, the advent of the Premier League, the increasing focus on the business of football, Sky television, the rising price of entry to top-flight football, hooliganism and racism are all covered along with the managers who defined the era - Ferguson, Dalglish, Wenger, Atkinson - and of course the players who lit up the decade, including Eric Cantona and other foreign stars who helped mould the Premier League.
What Was Football Like in the 1990s? is an enthralling and illuminating account of a truly remarkable decade for the beautiful game, penned by a respected football author and journalist. It's a 'must' for any nostalgic fan.
This is the fourth book in Richard Crooks's What Was Football Like... series following his acclaimed books on football in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He wrote the definitive work on the Steel City derby, Wednesday v United: The Sheffield Derby. Taking a keen interest in all things football, he has written for newspapers, magazines and club programmes about the game, as well as appearing on television and national radio. He lives in Hertfordshire.