Biography Graham Kelly Sweet FA

ISBN 13: 9780002189286

Sweet FA

2.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780002189286: Sweet FA

Graham Kelly has been at the sharp end of British football during its most dramatic years, from the tragedies of Heysel and Hillsborough, to the rise of the Premier League and the transformation of the sport to a multi-million pound business.

His now famous resignation from his position as Chief Executive of the Football Association brought to an end a long and distinguished career. He defends his involvement in the controversial plot to “buy” the World Cup voting rights of the Welsh FA which directly led to his resignation, and reveals the covert plot by some leading figures in British football to oust him from office.

Kelly’s inside information with regard to the power struggles at Lancaster Gate is unrivalled and he holds nothing back in this compelling look behind-the-scenes. He talks at length about the legacy of Bert Millichip, the plans for restructuring the game, the buying of the National Stadium, his views on leading figures such as Irving Scholar and Ken Bates, as well as the ever-present battles for supremacy.

From his position of power with the game for the last 20 years he speaks with passion and authority on a wealth of other issues including the remarkable growth of the game in the 1980s; the spectre of hooliganism; his relationship with leading politicians from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair; his thoughts on what the future holds for our cherished national game; and his opinion of a host of managers, players and referees.

Graham Kelly has witnessed many changes to the sport during a long career. No one in the British game has had such an insight into every aspect from parliament to dressing room, and grass roots football to the World Cup. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to know more about how football works.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

His now famous resignation from his position as Chief Executive of the Football Association brought to an end a long and distinguished career. He defends his involvement in the controversial plot to “buy” the World Cup voting rights of the Welsh FA which directly led to his resignation, and reveals the covert plot by some leading figures in British football to oust him from office.

Kelly’s inside information with regard to the power struggles at Lancaster Gate is unrivalled and he holds nothing back in this compelling look behind-the-scenes. He talks at length about the legacy of Bert Millichip, the plans for restructuring the game, the buying of the National Stadium, his views on leading figures such as Irving Scholar and Ken Bates, as well as the ever-present battles for supremacy.

From his position of power with the game for the last 20 years he speaks with passion and authority on a wealth of other issues including the remarkable growth of the game in the 1980s; the spectre of hooliganism; his relationship with leading politicians from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair; his thoughts on what the future holds for our cherished national game; and his opinion of a host of managers, players and referees.

Graham Kelly has witnessed many changes to the sport during a long career. No one in the British game has had such an insight into every aspect from parliament to dressing room, and grass roots football to the World Cup. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to know more about how football works.

About the Author:

Graham Kelly has been at the cutting edge of football for more than 20 years, during which time he has held posts at the football league and, more recently, was Chief Executive of the Football Association

Bob Harris is the managing editor of Sportsfirst, the UK’s only dedicated sports newspaper. He has co-written bestselling books about Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book

Shipping: 5.09
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kelly, Graham; Harris, Bob
Published by HarperCollinsWillow (1999)
ISBN 10: 0002189283 ISBN 13: 9780002189286
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollinsWillow, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2189283

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
78.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.09
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds