Richard Whittall:

The Globalist's Top Ten Books in 2016: The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Middle East Eye: "

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer is one of the weightiest, most revelatory, original and important books written about sport"

“The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer has helped me immensely with great information and perspective.”

Bob Bradley, former US and Egyptian national coach: "James Dorsey’s The Turbulent World of Middle Eastern Soccer (has) become a reference point for those seeking the latest information as well as looking at the broader picture."
Alon Raab in The International Journal of the History of Sport: “Dorsey’s blog is a goldmine of information.”
Play the Game: "Your expertise is clearly superior when it comes to Middle Eastern soccer."
Andrew Das, The New York Times soccer blog Goal: "No one is better at this kind of work than James Dorsey"
David Zirin, Sports Illustrated: "Essential Reading"
Change FIFA: "A fantastic new blog'

Richard Whitall of A More Splendid Life:
"James combines his intimate knowledge of the region with a great passion for soccer"

Christopher Ahl, Play the Game: "An excellent Middle East Football blog"
James Corbett, Inside World Football

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Juventus and the Gadaffi family

BBC World Service's World Football investigates the links between the Gaddafi family and Juventus with James M. Dorsey, Ettore Livini and David Owen. Could the political unrest in Libya affect Italian football?

La Repubblica economist Ettore Livini has just compiled a dossier on Libyan investments in Italy.

Saadi Gaddafi says the 7.5% investment in Juventus is a long-term project. Journalist David Owen who has been speaking to Gaddafi Jnr on an almost daily basis since the un-rest.

James M. Dorsey - a senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore's Middle East Institute - believes Juventus officials should be embarrassed by their links with the Gaddafi regime.

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