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A Football Odyssey 2: For the Fans By the Fans
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By Alexandrou, Alex, and Fenelon, Sean (editors). With Chapters by twelve supporters.
ISBN 1849211140
Paperback  210 pages
 
Published 15 September 2011
UK Price £14.95   Order from amazon.co.uk
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Arsenal by Gary Sheffield; Bath City by Gerry Dolan; Brentford by Emma Parry; Dunstable Town by Paul Harris; Hartlepool United by Denis Pickett; Ipswich Town by Peter Simkins; Liverpool by Tony Wailey; Montrose by Graham Douglas; Perth Glory by Alex Alexandrou; Port Vale by John M. Bourne; Queens Park Rangers by Alf MellstrŲm with Caj Hjelm; Sheffield United by Jack Simpson. Itís not about the glory of winning trophies but about being a football fan. Itís capturing both the joy and suffering that comes from being a Bee or a Valiant, knowing that ó season after season ó there will be little chance of a winning a championship, promotion or cup success.

Itís not knowing whether your non-league club will continue in existence. Itís becoming a political agitator trying to save your club. There are trips down memory lane and journeys from childhood to adulthood and the impact football has on such a transition. From Dunstable to Montrose ó and many points between ó this is a book that is truly of the fans, for the fans and, most importantly, by the fans. A different slant on football writing, addressing the game through the eyes of ordinary football supporters from all walks of life, young and old.


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