'Killing The Game' new book

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  1. kippaxkid74

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    In essence, Martin Calladine, a freelance writer, is using his review as a vehicle to promote sales of his own book which he shamelessly does very clearly at the end. Any semblance of credibility was compromised as soon as he did that.
     
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    Judging from the title - "killing the game" - it's going to be very anti-City.

    If I'm correct - and if you want to see what an anti-City viewpoint looks like - I guess you could read the book.

    Otherwise - with respect to the book - not having read it - fuck off!

    City has abided by the ridiculous supposed "FFP" rules - which were instead promulgated not to ensure financial parity (a dubious proposition in-and-of-itself) but to entrench established elite sides in the stratosphere of football hierarchey.

    Sides with more resources - and especially with bigger fan bases - have every right to field elite teams.

    Teams talented enough to compete with the elite from other leagues.

    And to ensure that complacency doesn't creep in - financial rules need to allow the opportunity for newcomers to challenge the established elite.
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    Edit - who knows what the book's viewpoint actually is.

    Reviews such as this:
    https://www.thenational.ae/sport/fo...-decade-of-change-at-manchester-city-1.766473

    paint the book as neutral in viewpoint.

    Yet one questions the choice of title if the author is both:
    1) gifted; and
    2) neutral.

    City fan or not - why would you be in favor of "killing the game" - lacking context of what that actually means? - as a book title - there's zero context.
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    Seems like a book title designed to spark interest in book sales - ill-suited towards a pro-City stance if that was indeed the author's intention.
     
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    I bought your book Stop Making Sense (?) many years ago & I seem to remember that it got an absolute slating by one reviewer on MCVITA :)
     
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    MIght a more accurate title for the book be...

    "I'm Hoping to Kill it in Books Sales - How CIty Did Some Amazing Stuff - or Maybe How City Sucks - You'll Need to Buy the Book to Be Sure."
     
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    I thought it was an official city book... or at least one made with official help and interviews with the top brass?
     
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    The book title is, I think, an ironic dig at those who claim City have been Killing The Game. It's got interviews with key people - including Sheikh Mansour - and for that reason it is definitely not anti-City. In fact those that like to laugh at City probably say it's too supportive of the club, but give it a read and make your own mind up.
     
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    I’ve just read it and it’s very pro-City, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given the author’s connection to Abu Dhabi.

    To be fair, he doesn’t make any attempt to hide this and admits that’s it’s a very sympathetic view in the foreword. Without that connection though it’s highly unlikely he would have got the access he did so it’s swings & roundabouts. There’s a bit of mutual back-slapping and there are a couple of bits where I reckon that we’re being told what Abu Dhabi want us to know rather than what actually happened but aside from that it’s a very interesting read. There’s some cracking stories about the early days of the takeover and a particularly funny one about Vicky Kloss and her United-supporting husband after the 6-1. The narrative around the setting up of NYCFC is really fascinating.

    I doubt many Liverpool fans will be buying it but definitely a good read.
     
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