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 The Final Whistle? - Scottish Football, The Best and Worst of Times

Title

 : 

The Final Whistle? - Scottish Football, The Best and Worst of Times

Author

 : 

Harry Reid

Publisher

 : 

Birlinn Ltd

Year

 : 

2005

ISBN

 : 

978 1 84158 362 4

Rating  : 

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Introduction :

"Scottish Football has many, frequently depressing, guises - the passionate impotence of the fans, the incompetence and mismanagement in the boardroom, the chronic inability to keep our players of talent and the squandering of the many assets we used to have."


Synopsis :

Crammed with offbeat anecdotes and amusing stories, The Final Whistle?, is a supremely readable book about Scottish football in all its many guises - the fury and frustration of the fans; the incompetence and mismanagement in the boardroom; the chronic inability to keep our players of talent; the squandering of the many assets we used to have, and still to some extent own, in the game we gave the world.

Harry Reid's book is partly a trawl through more than 40 years of Scottish fanhood. He writes with both sentiment and candour about the club he loves, Aberdeen FC, about the national team, about the Scottish sporting press, about Scottish footballers so extravagantly talented that they were hardly real, but also about decent journeymen who deserve to be remembered too.

The book features a considered critique of the Old Firm, a comprehensive and controversial blueprint for the revival of the Scottish game, and a wide range of theories on the state of our game from players past and present, administrators, journalists, coaches and managers - and maybe most importantly - fans.

Harry Reid has spent 32 years working in Scottish journalism, including stints as a sportswriter atthe Scotsman, and as a sports editor on the late lamented Sunday Standard. Latterly he was editor of The Herald. In 2002 he wrote a controversial and best-selling study of the Church of Scotland, Outside Verdict.


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