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- DescriptionThese stories are all our stories. We weren't to kw it, but they'd change our lives. They follow the transformation of childish naivete into adult obsession. Though the exhilarating highs more often than t give way to crushing lows, these stories explain why football fans are forever under its spell. This book looks to the past, but its chapters shaped futures. Forty-four different backgrounds give rise to forty-four different journeys, from Italy to Inverness, from Arsenal to Australia - but while the team belongs to the individual, the emotions are overwhelmingly collective. While our relationships with the game may change, it retains an almost indefinable quality at its root - and as these stories show, it's a joyous quality indeed.
- Author BiographyAdam and Rob are the brains behind Magic Spongers, a football blog they created in 2010 and, despite universal concurrence that the age of the blog is dead, they are still running. Under this and other guises including their own names, they have contributed articles to When Saturday Comes, In Bed with Maradona and Run of Play, among others. You can find the blog at www.magicspongers.blogspot.com and some tweets @magicspongers. This is their first book as joint editors.
- PublisherOckley Books Ltd
- Date of Publication10/02/2014
- SubjectUnclassifiable: no BIC
- Place of PublicationWest Yorkshire
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOckley Books Ltd
- Width125 mm
- Height200 mm
- Edited byAdam Bushby,Rob MacDonald
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