A brilliant evocation of non-league football and its diehard fans as Dave Roberts follows his beloved Bromley FC and rediscovers a country he has not lived in for 35 years.
Dave Roberts has been one of those annoying bike couriers, a security guard, a Civil Servant, a KFC chef who was fired for trying to steal a sample of the secret recipe, and a train driver - all before reaching the age of twenty. After that, he settled for a career in advertising, which was eventually cut short by illness, but not before accidentally winning a Silver Lion at Cannes. He now writes books, which all seem to have a theme in common- obsession...
"Excellent." * The Sun *
"A glowing testament to the camaraderie and inclusiveness of supporting a team lower down the football pyramid. Everyone is welcome in this uplifting book that celebrates the happiness to be found in reconnecting with your friends, your team and your home." * When Saturday Comes *
"Pure gold... A brilliant book that all football fans can relate to." * Late Tackle *
"A wonderfully warm-hearted book, which gives the beautiful game a good name." * Saga *
"Funny, well-paced, engaging and at times touching. It's a personal book for Dave. At first glance it looks like a book about Bromley's first season in the Vanarama National league, but dig a bit deeper and other themes emerge. Without oversharing, Dave gives us an insight into his emotions not just about his team, but about the feeling of home, family and hope. In summary: buy this book." * Thin White Line *