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- DescriptionWe Brits are suckers for plucky losers, or so we're told. But more than this, we love to see a heroic upset. In Underdog, Tim Quelch calls upon a lifetime of watching struggling teams to show how post-war football's most improbable successes were achieved - all set against a beautifully painted backdrop of grinding lower-division hardship, and changing times. Tim has spent 50 years following teams through temporary slumps in fortune (such as Chelsea and Manchester City) and more permanent ecomic downturns (play up, Burnley and Preston!). During Tim's windows of fandom, Northampton Town and Leyton Orient punched briefly, yet triumphantly, well above their weight; while Hastings United remained almost entirely below the radar. Underdog is a tale of unlikely successes and abject failures - the infrequent high points of Tim's football-supporting life leavened with inspirational stories of more celebrated giant killers, from Hereford United to the Crazy Gang.
- Author BiographyTim Quelch is the author of Bent Arms and Dodgy Wickets and Stumps & Runs & Rock 'n' Roll. He has also penned a number of books reflecting his oft-painful yet enduring love for Burnley FC. Since his retirement from local government social care services, Tim now writes to raise funds for charitable causes, such as the Alzheimer's Society and Parkinson's UK.
- Author(s)Tim Quelch
- PublisherPitch Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication01/08/2015
- SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor
- Place of PublicationHove
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPitch Publishing Ltd
- Content Noteassorted mono pictures
- Weight703 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine43 mm
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