The Legendary Ten

From Humble Beginnings to Big Business

Non-Fiction - Sports
942 Pages
Reviewed on 08/08/2016
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Legendary Ten: From Humble Beginnings to Big Business by Brian Boedker is an engaging book for all football lovers and will give them insight into unknown clubs and a new perspective on the clubs they already know. All clubs have their history and way of doing things, and the author's views, values, and preferences are shaped by two incidents which he has shared with readers. Despite their flaws and overstepping the line, these clubs bring immense joy to football fans worldwide. Football clubs are phenomenal and attract international attention. This book shows the historical background of the clubs, how they are currently doing, and what their challenges are in the near future. It also explores in depth what is special about them and how they go from cash to cups.

The book is entertaining and takes readers into the world of football and its clubs. The author speaks extensively about the ten clubs that stand out, their achievements, and what exactly is so special about them to earn them the name of The Legendary Ten. The author makes readers understand that football clubs are social institutions as they give followers an opportunity to be a part of something that gives them identity, values, hopes, dreams, and pride. The topic and the reasons exactly why these ten clubs are famous are handled well. The author also discusses the challenges that lie ahead of these clubs if they want to remain legendary.