The Great Divide is the absorbing inside story of two great English rivals, Arsenal and Spurs, and their rise to the challenges of the 1999-2000 season, now updated with three chapters on the 2000-2001 campaign. Not a match-by-match account, but an odyssey through the events and issues that shaped the game during the 1999-2000 season. The Great Divide reveals the way the two clubs are seen by the people who matter: the managers, the players, the directors, the fans and the media. For Arsenal the priority is a winning team. At Tottenham the priority has appeared to be to ensure good business. Now The Great Divide is fully updated in paperback, immediately after a period of high activity in north London. Arsenal and Tottenham are set to clash in the semi-final of the FA Cup in a year ending in a '1', and the Gunners have also made it through to the last stages of the Champions League. Meanwhile a new dawn may again be breaking at Spurs, as Sugar has finally relinquished the chairmanship, making way for Enic, who swiftly sacked George Graham when he appeared to be making progress, but have replaced him with one of White Hart Lane's favourite sons in Glenn Hoddle. Are the good times set to roll again? With unprecedented access to the boardroom, the press box, as VIP corporate freeloaders and as fans, Alex Fynn and Olivia Blair give a unique perspective on the state of play at two great football clubs. But this is not just a tale of the great north London rivalry, The Great Divide is a story of the money, hard graft, and the commerclalism rampant in the Premier League.
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Alex Fynn has been going to Highbury and White Hart Lane for over forty years. He has also advised Arsenal and Tottenham as well as the Football League and the FA on media and marketing. He is the author of seven football books, including Heroes and Villains, which dealt with the 1990-91 season at Arsenal and Tottenham, and Dream On, which looked at Tottenham as a Premier League club. Olivia Blair was formerly editor of FourFourTwo magazine. Following that, she wrote an eclectic weekly football column for the Independent, and has also edited a number of football books. She now works as a freelance football writer.
Table of Contents
Preface; Mind The Gap; Money! That's What I Want; The Way It Is; After The Lord Mayor's Show; Give Me Joy, Don't Give Me Pain; The Man In Black; Le Technician; The Great Divide; Believe In Me; The Bitter Sweet Years; Show Me The Money; The Way We Are; New chapter: the December 2000 derby match; New chapter: the March 2001 derby match; New chapter: 2001 FA Cup semi-final
The Great Divide by Alex Fynn
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