Living the Dream... or Enduring the Nightmare? British Football Meets Foreign Billionaires
Author: Bob Holmes
Subject: Non-Fiction, Sports
Publisher: Bob Holmes
Published: September 2017
One thought his club was a BBQ restaurant. Another had never seen a match. There are messiahs and men on the run, philanthropists and fraudsters, a gun-runner, fake sheikhs and others who don’t exist. Some even like football. The adventures of British football’s foreign legion of owners are as diverse as their backgrounds. Even the successes are scarcely credible: an oligarch and a sheikh rescued their clubs from the abyss, turning them into grateful global enterprises. In these fascinating tales, the Sunsports writer and BFM pundit Bob Holmes takes us to oblivion and back - and lives to tell the tale.
“These takeover tales will have you laughing out loud as well as gasping in incredulity” – The Edge (Malaysia).
“This is a quite fantastic read and if you’ve got any interest at all in what happens off the pitch in football, it’s an absolute must-read” – King of the Kippax (UK).
“One of the good things about this book is that you can dip in and out at your leisure. You can pick a club, have a read and enjoy it. They are all separate stories and there’s no need to read one straight after the other” – Late Tackle (UK).