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Ever dreamed of owning your boyhood football club Be careful what you wish forSimon Jordan grew up a stone’s throw from Crystal Palace Football Club As a boy he used to break into the Palace ground for a kick about on the hallowed turf On leaving school he entered the mobile phone business By the age of thirty two he’d built a company from nothing sold it for £75 million and bought his childhoo If you have gone and watched your football team play against Crystal Palace in the last decade chances are you would have chanted Simon Jordan is a wnker alongside 10000 or so of your fellow fans at the top of your lungsPerhaps this is not the best endorsement for Simon Jordan and his book but how many other football chairman can you think of that was controversial outspoken and blonde than the former Eagles ownerPalace fans loved him opposition fans loved to taunt him The perma tanned self made millionaire made his fortune in the mobile phone business and by the age of 32 he was the youngest owner of a football club Ten years and 35m later he had lost it all but what a decade he had left in his wakeClick here to read the rest of this reviewhttpstevenscaffardiblogspotcouk

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D club By the age of forty two Palace was in administration and Jordan had lost nigh on everything Be Careful What You Wish For lifts the lid on the owner’s story and reveals for the first time how the national game really works Jordan spares no one least of all himself as he takes us inside a world where hopes and aspirations sit alongside greed self interest overpriced players dodgy transfers an As a Crystal Palace supporter for nearly 60 years Simon Jordan s topsy turvy ownership of South London s most despised club why do so many other club s supporters hate us so viciously this was both a revelation a confirmation the revelations about individual players managers were often shockingtheir greediness their dishonesty their shamelessness the confirmation that football agents the egregious FA hierarchy the business financial mincing machine the part played by sheer luck are a cruel punishmentall these factors combine to make this 2012 expose by a young thrusting interloper from Croydon worth the effort to wade throughup to the waist in the slime ordure of late 20thearly 21st century commercial ethics business practice From rags to richesmobile phones to feature filmsfrom lower league to Premierit s a bumpy ride told with colour insightCrystal Palace now 10 years on sit 11th in the Premier League table are owned managed supported by localsand you can t say that about any other club in the world can you Simon Jordan set the benchmark for aspiring football clubs to take on the giants in their flashy theatres of dreams ultimately failedBut he went down with a bangThe best bits are about the footballers their personalitiestheir characters being mostly unreliable I sympathise with Simon Jordanhaving to deal with such paragons but he is honest enough to admit that he played them at their own gamewith his own ill gotten gains almost lost his soul

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D top level incompetence He doesn’t hold backBreathtakingly honest highly controversial humorous and full of jaw dropping anecdotes Be Careful What You Wish For is far than a football book It is a social commentary on the culture of great wealth and ambition; a Shakespearean tragedy that exposes the dark side of chasing a dream‘One of the best football books you will ever read’ Birmingham Post Best football related book I ve read Very interesting to learn about what really happens in relation to transfersplayerschairmenagents Also the way he made his money bought Palace and lost PalaceThe book reflects his manner when being interviewed forthright honest and bold Always interesting to listen to Just as enjoyable to read about especially as he s the author Can t recommend this enough


10 thoughts on “Be Careful What You Wish For

  1. says:

    Very enjoyable read I wouldn’t have expected a football owner’s story to be so readable but then Simon Jordan was never your typical owner So even though I don’t support Crystal Palace the stories the insights and w

  2. says:

    If you have gone and watched your football team play against Crystal Palace in the last decade chances are you would have chanted

  3. says:

    This best selling autobiography will stagger you at the greed dishonesty pettiness and stupidity of a large percentage of the footballing fraternity A well written and best selling page turning readThe GR blurbEver dreamed of owning your boyhood football clubSimon Jordan grew up a stone’s throw from Crystal Palace Football Club As a boy he used to break into the Palace ground for a kick about on the hallowed

  4. says:

    As a Crystal Palace supporter for nearly 60 years Simon Jordan's topsy turvy ownership of South London's most despised club why do

  5. says:

    Jordan serves as a refreshing antidote to the hypocrisy greed and self serving agendas that pervade the modern game He can be blunt forthright and uncompromising While these are not ualities I normally find particularly endearing in a person I really admire Jordan for his tenacity and bravery in lifting the lid on some of the ills of modern day football Agents are painted in a particularly treacherous light but then agai

  6. says:

    Very enjoyable and interesting read for anyone who loves the game You don't have to be a Palace fan to enjoy it no

  7. says:

    The ego has landedMixed feelings about this bookSome interesting I insights into football club ownership and the whole culture of football especially the current unhealthy grip of agentsI did not however warm to the authorsomething almost Trumpian in his appointment and then dismissal of managers and others that he really knew were not suitable from the outsetPerhaps it is inevitable that someone in his line of business Will not e

  8. says:

    This is an enthralling read and one that football fans of any club should enjoy This is an autobiography of Simon

  9. says:

    Best football related book I’ve read Very interesting to learn about what really happens in relation to transfersplayerschairmenagents Also the way he made his money bought Palace and lost PalaceThe book reflects his manner when being interviewed forthright honest and bold Always interesting to listen to Just a

  10. says:

    An interesting look at the business of running a football team from the perspective of an owner I didn't really warm to the writer who I'm not familiar with but he is certainly entertaining out spoken and doesn't hold back Ultimately I was left wondering why anyone would aspire to own their team