Another Bloody Saturday : A Journey to the Heart and Soul of Football

Description

This is a book celebrating all that is great with the game of football, as seen through the eyes of clubs and fans rarely bothered by satellite television cameras and the riches of the elite game, a vibrant world of humour, warmth and friendship worth far more than all the wealth of the Premier League. Why do people head out on windswept Saturday afternoons and wet Wednesday evenings watch lower and non-league teams play when they could watch Premier League football from the comfort of their living rooms? Does an international match between two countries that technically don't exist have any meaning? Why do some people go to so much trouble volunteering to support clubs which run on a shoestring budget and are lucky to get even a glimpse of the limelight? Over the course of a season, Mat Guy set out to explore the less glamorous side of the beautiful game, travelling the backwaters of football across the length and breadth of the country - and beyond. He watched Bangor as they were cheerfully thrashed by Reykjavik's UMF Stjarnan, was absolutely won over by the women's game, and found a new team to love in Accrington Stanley. From Glasgow to Northern Cyprus, Bhutan to the Faroe Islands, Mat discovered the same hope, sense of community, and love of the game that first led him to a life in the stands at Salisbury FC's Victoria Park, where his own passion for football was formed.

Details

Author(s)
Mat Guy
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
138 x 201 x 17mm | 250g
Publication date
02 Dec 2016
Publisher
LUATH PRESS LTD
Publication City/Country
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition statement
2nd New edition
ISBN10
1910745723
ISBN13
9781910745724
Bestsellers rank
979,690

Warning: fopen(/home/clark/irondownload.com/public_html/includes/../datas/recent-view-books.txt): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/clark/irondownload.com/public_html/includes/write_recent.5.6-7.0.php on line 36

Warning: fwrite() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/clark/irondownload.com/public_html/includes/write_recent.5.6-7.0.php on line 37

Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/clark/irondownload.com/public_html/includes/write_recent.5.6-7.0.php on line 38