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State of Play

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'For those of you missing your football fix, anything by Michael Calvin is worth a read - the hugely respected sports journalist writes eloquently about the modern game in page turner State of Play.' DAILY MIRROR _______________________________________________________ LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Award-winning author of The Nowhere Men, Living on the Volcano and No Hunger in Paradise returns with his magnum opus on the state of modern football. First he revealed the extraordinary lives of football scouts in The Nowhere Men. Next he unearthed the pressures on football managers in Living on the Volcano. Then he chronicled the hardships of young players striving to make it in No Hunger in Paradise. Now in State of Play, in what marks the pinnacle of a career investigating the human stories of football, award-winning writer Michael Calvin turns his eye to the biggest story of all - the game itself.

From mental health to money, concussion to Champions league, fan-owners to oligarchs, women's football to world cups, Calvin gets under the skin of the beautiful game, and reveals why it is truly the game of our lives.

Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with leading figures around the world, from Arsene Wenger to Steven Gerrard, Calvin reveals the winners, the losers, the politics, the pleasure, the hope, and the despair of the world's most popular sport.

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ISBN: 9781784756123
Publication date: 21st February 2019
Author: Michael Calvin
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Primary Genre Sports
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