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Tangled Up in Blue: The Rise and Fall of Rangers FC [9781785315091]

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If the wider, football-conscious world is aware of just two things about Scottish football, they are surely as follows: firstly, that there is a virulent rivalry in Glasgow between the city's two great teams, Rangers and Celtic, based on a religious divide; and secondly, that Rangers recently suffered a catastrophic financial collapse, which ultimately led to the club's insolvency. Split into two separate, but closely linked, sections, Tangled Up in Blue: The Rise and Fall of Rangers FC gives the full account of both of these stories. Stephen O'Donnell explores how Rangers first became associated with hard-line Protestantism, dominating Scottish football for decades without ever knowingly signing a Catholic footballer, until the feted arrival of Maurice Johnston at Ibrox in 1989. He then switches focus to the club's financial affairs, as Rangers' unsustainable spending brought the club to the brink of collapse and, despite the hidden benefits of an illegal tax avoidance scheme, resulted in its liquidation.
AUTHOR: Stephen O'Donnell is an author and freelance writer of football-themed fiction and non-fiction, based in Glasgow. His novels Paradise Road and Scotball were published to critical acclaim. Recently, he has switched to non-fiction, focusing his work on the reasons for the apparent decline of Scottish football in recent years. Stephen is also a contributor to The Blizzard and Nutmeg magazines.
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SKU:
9781785315091
ISBN13:
9781785315091
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Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Author:
Stephen O'Donnell
Publisher:
Pitch Publishing Ltd
Publication:
19-Aug-2019
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
320
Weight:
800 Grams