Book Review by Jeffery Benz - SPORT: LAW AND PRACTICE (THIRD EDITION 2014), by Adam Lewis, QC and Jonathan Taylor, published by Bloomsbury Professional, London, hardback, ISBN 978-1780431130 £235.00
Those of us of a certain vintage remember the first three episodes Star Wars, (later known as episodes 4 through 6). The sequels, episodes 1 through 3, never quite cut it in comparison to our memories of episodes 4 through 6; such is the risk of sequels. The sequels to legal texts face the same risks, especially when the prior version is so strong and they go through substantial revision. Sport: Law and Practice (3rd ed. 2014), by Adam Lewis, QC (Blackstone Chambers, London) and Jonathan Taylor (Bird & Bird, London), and published by Bloomsbury Professional, is as solid a sequel as you can find in any field.
Part 1 - The Early Years - Football Scholarships
No two players are the same, but they all start as kids and they all retire one day – even Ryan Giggs!
Some players make millions of pounds, some lose it all; see the recent bankruptcies of Chris Sutton1 and David James2.