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Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780857388131

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 27th September 2012

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure

Jews don’t do football. Or, at least, they don’t play it. This, at any rate, is the myth. Apart from the relatively recent appearance of high-profile foreign owners like Roman Abramovich, Randy Lerner and the Glazers, the Jewish impact on the game has appeared to be on the light side.

Anthony Clavane uncovers a secret history of Jewish involvement in English football. Featuring interviews with fans, directors, agents, hangers-on, players and managers it analyses and explains, but above all it entertains.

Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here? takes a long hard look at how and why Jews – from Gutmann to Grant, from Goldberg to Glazer – have changed the game; and been changed by it in turn.


'An enthralling new book' Patrick Barclay, Evening Standard.
Evening Standard
'In this thought-provoking, absorbing exploration of what he terms 'English football's forgotten tribe', Anthony Clavane reminds us there have been notable homegrown footballers of the faith' Independent on Sunday.
Independent on Sunday
'A must-read for all football fans' Jewish Chronicle.
Jewish Chronicle
'brilliant' Jewish Chronicle.
Jewish Chronicle
'beautifully told ... remarkable book ... superbly written' Morning Star.
Morning Star
'The epic Anglo-Jewish journey from ghetto outsiders to football insiders' New Statesman.
New Statesman
'Clavane offers us a splendid, warmly written slice of untold social history' New Statesman.
New Statesman
'with great warmth and skill weaves their individual sporting stories into the longer arc of English Jewish history' Times Literary Supplement.
Times Literary Supplement
'His research is outstanding, the complexity of his argument deftly handled and his snapshots unforgettable' When Saturday Comes.
When Saturday Comes