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Arrogance is only in the eyes of Manchester City


Arrogance can be a word that is difficult to define. Think back to August 19, 2007, a special day for the blue side of Manchester, one that their fans celebrated long into the night. City won that Eastlands derby 1-0 to go top of the table while United were left languishing near the bottom, just one point away from the relegation zone. Hopes were understandably high by City fans that manager Sven Goran Eriksson was going to deliver some sort of trophy to a club that had won nothing for over thirty years. Was that arrogance or mere confidence?

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This book asks “Why is football so damn popular?”


Gonzo journalism has been around for a few years yet the question “What exactly does it mean?” is still asked. Many writers believe that objectivity in journalism is a myth, therefore use the ‘gonzo’ style to write subjectively. It disregards the ‘polished’ edited product favored by the general media and strives for a more gritty approach. It’s a style which was first used by US writer Hunter S. Thompson who explained that “Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long. You can’t be objective about Nixon.” Football mad John Nicholson uses that style of writing in his new book We Ate All the Pies – How Football Ate Britain Whole and poses a simple question which no one has bothered to ask before – Why is football so damn popular?

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This book asks "Why is football so damn popular?"


Gonzo journalism has been around for a few years yet the question “What exactly does it mean?” is still asked. Many writers believe that objectivity in journalism is a myth, therefore use the ‘gonzo’ style to write subjectively. It disregards the ‘polished’ edited product favored by the general media and strives for a more gritty approach. It’s a style which was first used by US writer Hunter S. Thompson who explained that “Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long. You can’t be objective about Nixon.” Football mad John Nicholson uses that style of writing in his new book We Ate All the Pies – How Football Ate Britain Whole and poses a simple question which no one has bothered to ask before – Why is football so damn popular?

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