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The Fix : Soccer and Organized Crime - Declan Hill

The Fix

Soccer and Organized Crime


Published: 13th April 2010
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The Fix is the most explosive story of sports corruption in a generation. Intriguing, riveting, and compelling, it tells the story of an investigative journalist who sets out to examine the world of match-fixing in professional soccer.

From the Introduction
Understand how gambling fixers work to corrupt a soccer game and you will understand how they move into a basketball league, a cricket tournament, or a tennis match (all places, by the way, that criminal fixers have moved into). My views on soccer have changed. I still love the Saturday-morning game between amateurs: the camaraderie and the fresh smell of grass. But the professional game leaves me cold. I hope you will understand why after reading the book. I think you may never look at sport in the same way again.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Declan has written a well-researched book of investigative journalistic brilliance. A book that deals with the unseen and often shadowy world of soccer's match-fixing. . . . A world the authorities try to ignore; the effects of its existence swept under the carpet in the name of preserving the game's image." -Shaka Hislop, ESPN soccer commentator and former English Premier League and World Cup goalkeeper "Fascinating. . . . Part true-crime potboiler, part spy thriller, part academic discourse and part journey of personal discovery." -- Stephen Brunt, Globe and Mail

"A powerful investigative work.... The Fix is a fascinating read." -- Ottawa Citizen

"Sensationa.... Fascinating.... [Hill] makes a good case." -- Winnipeg Free Press

"An explosive book." -- Daily Mail

"Declan Hill literally takes his life into his own hands.... [He] presents convincing evidence that even games in the 2006 World Cup in Germany were fixed.... Read this book and you'll second guess every referee's dodgy call." -- Replay magazine

From the Hardcover edition.

ISBN: 9780771041396
ISBN-10: 077104139X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 13th April 2010
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5