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Be Careful What You Wish For 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 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 again their reptilian practices are by now well known to the majority of us who follow the game Jordan has mastered the withering comical put down and there are some hilarious passages and lines in here The books flows at a nice pace and the writing style reflects Jordan's brash engaging style His passion for Crystal Palace shines through yet he certainly seemed to be saddled with a thankless task fraught with obstacles arguments and disputes at every turn This is an excellent lid lifting book and provides a fascinating insight into the life of one of Britain's most successful and talented young entrepreneurs and football chairmen 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 childhood 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 and 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 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 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 exactly be Mother Teresa and the last few paragraphs demonstrate a humble conclusionAlso anyone who backs The Specials cannot be all bad It would be fascinating to hear perspectives of others involved to provide balance to a story of martyrdomWorth a read though and I suspect it will not be the last we hear of Mr Jordan Very enjoyable and interesting read for anyone who loves the game You don't have to be a Palace fan to enjoy it nor do you have to be particularly fond of Simon Jordan While we do get to learn about how he built his multi million pound fortune the majority of the book is based on his work in football and only briefly touches on personal issues which is good Of course it's only one man's story and of course he will most likely have been kinder to himself than to his enemies but regardless it still provides a great insight into the bizarre and illogical world in which football operates and the many shady characters within itI was one of the many football fans who disliked Simon Jordan for no reason than his unusual appearance and smarmy personality on TV but over the course of the book I grew to like him to a certain extent and really feel sorry for him towards the end I shared his frustration at agents and at the football establishment in general which is severely in need of modernisation This is an enthralling read and one that football fans of any club should enjoy This is an autobiography of Simon Jordan It recounts his early business life and certainly brings across his personality and passion The character and passion of the author as well as his humour made this a real page turner The book focusses on his spell as Chairman of Crystal Palace Football Club and how that unravelled due to financial issues brought on my the credit crunch The book provides plenty of insight to the runnings of football clubs and the author's intelligence and wit shines through This was a fascinating read 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 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 owner?Palace 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 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 club?Simon 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 childhood club By the age of forty two Palace was in administration and Jordan had lost nigh on everythingBe 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 and 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