Theatre of Silence

by Matthew Bazell


Theatre of Silence Synopsis

Theatre of Silence describes how an Arsenal supporter was motivated to write a "letter of resignation" to his football club, which concludes "You have ripped to shreds the identity and heart of the football club which I loved.” He sends his membership card back with the letter. Further chapters deal with the increasing commercialization of the Premier League clubs in general and how that has affected supporters. Bazell writes "With low-cost air travel it can be cheaper to fly to Milan, hop on a tram, buy a match ticket for Inter or AC, have a panini, and fly home, all for the same price as a ticket to a Premier League game.”

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ISBN: 9781903490570
Publication date: 27/10/2011
Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781903490570
Publication date: 27th October 2011
Author: Matthew Bazell
Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 316 pages
Genres: Sport,
Categories: Football (Soccer, Association football),

About Matthew Bazell

Born in 1977, Matthew Bazell is a London-based journalist and author (Invasion and Deportation [2000], Theatre of Silence: The Lost Soul of Football [2008].   A lifelong follower of Arsenal, his second team are the mighty Darlington! A keen boxing historian and general sports enthusiast, Matthew has also appeared on ESPN and various sports programmes as commentator.

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