Death of a Football Club. The Story of Cork City FC: Season 2008
A depiction of a professional soccer club in crisis situated in one of Europe's less prestigious soccer leagues. Written by a professional player of the club, this book offers unique insights into the culture and difficulties of playing soccer in the League of Ireland. Cork City FC was subsequently rescued and will play in Europe in 2015. Neal Horgan is a regular contributor to the Irish Examiner More
In August 2008 Cork City FC found itself in financial difficulties that threatened the club’s very existence. In this book, Neal Horgan, a professional footballer with the club, and with the benefit of this unique viewpoint, presents his account of the drama as it unfolded. The sudden removal of financial support by the previous backers, the take-over of the club by a brand new chairman and the success of the players in winning the All-Ireland competition, ‘the Setanta Cup,’ are all described in a dramatic period for the club.
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