We Paid to Play by Kenneth McLauchlan is an interesting and educated read about the history of English and international football. McLauchlan discusses football from its beginning to current times and from grass roots football to international standard football, across all countries.
With discussion about experts involved in the game from the early days such as Rous and Pentland, the book gives an interesting insight into the world of football. Racism and hooliganism in football are touched upon too - a subject being discussed at the moment in the media.
We paid to Play is a fascinating read, written by someone who has a clear love of football at all levels. It is an ideal read for anyone even remotely interested in football - everyone will learn something new.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-083-9
Pages : 194
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Kenneth McLauchlan is a retired material scientist. He was born in Cambridge. After school he went to college in London spending four years doing a course in Applied Physics, which involved three separate industry placements in different parts of the country. After college, Kenneth worked for almost two years at Middlesex Hospital in different roles. He began working at Metal Box as a material scientist in 1977 at Acton, London, moving out to work with Metal Box in Wantage in Oxfordshire in 1980, while living in Swindon. A major passion through his life has been playing, watching and discussing football. This is his first book.