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Author: Neil Humphreys
Publisher: Singapore : Marshall Cavendish Editions, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Match fixing is destroying The Beautiful Game in Asia, and corruption has spread its tentacles into 'squeaky-clean' Singapore. Feeding off the insatiable gambling habits of the local population, illegal football betting has made a select few bookies - particularly one named Tiger - very rich and far too powerful. Against such a backdrop, Chris Osborne, a young, handsome striker from the West Ham United academy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Soccer stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Humphreys
ISBN: 9789814276290 9814276294
OCLC Number: 441572963
Description: 286 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Neil Humphreys.

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"Match fixing is destroying The Beautiful Game in Asia, and corruption has spread its tentacles into 'squeaky-clean' Singapore. Feeding off the insatiable gambling habits of the local population, illegal football betting has made a select few bookies - particularly one named Tiger - very rich and far too powerful. Against such a backdrop, Chris Osborne, a young, handsome striker from the West Ham United academy, arrives on the Singapore football scene. A series of unexpected events at West Ham and Melbourne Victory has seen Chris - once tipped to play for England - end up at an S-League club in a desperate bid to get his faltering career back on track. However, not even a boyhood spent growing up in London's East End prepares him for the bent bookies, dubious team-mates, the underground party drugs scene and a seductively beautiful journalist that welcome him to life in paradise."--Publisher description.

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