Be Careful What You Wish For by Simon Jordan

By Simon Jordan

Multimillionaire at 32

Youngest most popular League soccer membership proprietor at 36

His membership and a fortune misplaced at 42

Owning your adolescence membership - that's the dream, isn't it?

Simon Jordan made his fortune construction a cellphone corporation from scratch. while he offered it for £75 million, he acquired Crystal Palace FC, the membership he'd supported as a boy, and led them into the foremost League.

Ten years later Palace used to be in management and Jordan had misplaced nigh on every little thing. be cautious What you would like For lifts the lid on being the landlord of a soccer membership and the way the sport rather works.

Hopes and desires sit down along greed, self-interest, dodgy transfers, boardroom fights and dressing room dressing downs. all through not anyone is spared, least of all Jordan himself.

A finalist for the William Hill activities ebook of the Year

Shortlisted for the British activities ebook Award for top autobiography

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I think she thought I was kidding. We met Richard Wolfe, the clear-thinking MSNBC political commentator and henchman of the mighty Olbermann, who in a brief conversation assured me that Barack Obama would be the next president of the United States. This still amazes me, because at that point Obama didn’t even have the Democratic nomination. We met José Andrés, the celebrity chef, who seemed to me as if he’d been hanging around the open bar too long and was banging on in a thick Spanish accent about the wonderful world of tapas.

We clinked our glasses of sparkling water. “Damn straight, Mr. President,” I said. And I believe it. 2 Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor It probably began when the Germans tried to kill my parents. Every night when the weather suited their purpose, the Germans would fly over in their Heinkels and Messerschmitts and drop their bombs on Glasgow, the city where my parents grew up, just a few miles from each other. My father was only ten years old at the time and my mother was seven, but the Jerries didn’t care, they needed to flatten Glasgow because it was the military workshop of the British Empire.

She was luscious and slightly zaftig, a stunning, clever young woman, which I suspect made her a target for jealousy and contempt from the less genetically gifted. It must have been difficult and embarrassing for her, and my mother inevitably developed a hardness, a shell with which to protect herself. I think she also had to hide her brilliance in order to compensate for her looks, and that ultimately made her angry. Netta looked like Elizabeth Taylor, but Netta was tough. Their relationship was always a mystery to me.

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