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Jonathan Clegg is a senior editor for The Wall Street Journal, his work has also written for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and FourFourTwo magazine. Joshua Robinson is the European sports correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post and Sports Illustrated.


A fascinating and necessary investigation into the forces that led to the creation of the Premier League. Meticulous in its research - Jonathan Wilson, author of Inverting the PyramidMagnificent...a fine job they have done explaining how English football went from moribund national embarrassment to globe-bestriding colossus. Witty, pacy, thorough, this is a book hard to put down. - Mail on SundayClegg and Robinson are expert storytellers in unspooling the narrative of one of Britain's most successful exports, illustrating the creative tensions between owners that made it possible. The work is at once thorough but also readable and entertaining, with protagonists presented as real live characters, rather than faceless suits: a testament to their reporting and writing skills - Gabriele MarcottiRichly detailed, remarkably told . . . Clegg and Robinson provide unparalleled access to the people who make the league go' - Billy BeaneThrough interviews and astute analysis, the authors make it clear that the Premier League got lucky . . . There are some intriguing nuggets in this forensic and impeccably sourced account - The EconomistThe Club is the most fascinating book ever written about the Premier League - Mundial MagazineA brilliant new book - The Independenta tale told with much verve and some wit by two experienced sports journalists...a revelatory volume - Spectator

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