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Another Bloody Saturday: A Journey to the Heart and Soul of Football

Mat Guy

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From the publisher:

Following his first book, Another Bloody Saturday: A Journey to the Heart and Soul of Football, Mat Guy continues his exploration of the ‘beautiful game’ in Minnows United; an ode to the unsung heroes of football matches taking place out of the limelight, all over the world.

From little known teams within the UK, to teams representing countries that, to most of the world, don’t even exist, Mat Guy travels to remote parts of the globe to experience football not only on the fringes of the pitch, but on the fringes of the world. On his travels, he watches matches in Iceland, interviews members of the Tibetan Women’s Football team, explores the impact of football in war-torn Palestine and explores the unsung heroes in the football clubs present throughout the length of the UK.

What he finds is countries transcending the game itself and instead building communities, lifelines and friendship with football at the centre.

The author:

Mat Guy lives in Southampton with his wife and long suffering football widow Deb. He has travelled far and wide in the name of football, and spent most of his childhood sat by his grandfather's side at the long gone Victoria Park, one time home of Salisbury FC.Former season ticket holder at Southampton FC, Mat works at a cinema in Ocean Village, Southampton, and has written for The Football Pink and Stand Magazine.

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Luath Press
20 x 13 cm
Paperback
224 pages
December 2016
English
9781910745724