Real Football, Real Fans
A Journey to the Heart of Football (Paperback)
WAGS. Ferraris. The dire performance of the National Team. The greater the wages the smaller the achievement. Add to this a Premier League whose ambitions are global rather than for the benefit of the local fans and It Is clear our traditional game Is losing Its way.
Real Football, Real Fans is a journey to the true heart of football. Join William Barr on his odyssey around all the League Two clubs to refresh his enthusiasm for real football.
Join him at Stockport singing that strange last verse of the County Anthem. Meet the Human Megaphone at Bury whose lungpower stopped the referee in his tracks. Rejoice in the amazing football produced by Sammy Macllroy's Morecambe and wince with Carl Baker at where that magic spray was applied. Sup pints with the Accrington Ultras and see how near you get to their 40 point entrance test. Find out why Rochdale was so good that William went there twice.
This warm and funny book celebrates a brand of football and a group of supporters who uphold the joy and enthusiasm which was wide-spread before the excesses crept in.
‘Wish I'd done this book - such fun to go to every bottom division club and see some top fans, great atmosphere, some middling pies and of course some real football.’ - Hunter Davies, author and broadcaster
‘Literary feast for lower-league fans; a superb book about life in League Two’ - Simon Parker, Bradford Telegraph & Argus
‘Real Football Real Fans is truly a Real Delight!’ - Chris Saxon, Millers Trust web site
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Published by Morrow & Co.
Website: www.realfootballrealfans.com (external link)
Price: £8.99, free delivery, Paperback, 278 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0948903298