From the publisher:
Everybody Round My House for a Parmo! is the story of the most successful era in Middlesbrough FC's history, as told by those who experienced it. From Marinelli to Mendieta and Vidmar to Viduka, this 'small town in Europe' went from relegation fodder to cup-winners on the cusp of European glory in the space of just three short seasons, between 2003 and 2006. But while results on the pitch were memorable, they mean nothing without the backstory of how such heights were reached.
Told with the help of players, club staff and local media at the heart of the journey, this is the inside story of how Steve McClaren transformed the Teessiders' fortunes while encountering more than a few hiccups along the way - including a failed drug test and even a manager getting hit by an angry fan's season ticket! It's one of modern football's greatest fairy tales, but even the greatest successes come with their fair share of struggles.
Phil Spencer caught the Boro bug at the age of four after moving to the North East and has never looked back. In his first year as a season-ticket holder, he witnessed his favourite club win their first trophy in 128 years and embark on a three-year journey that would bring memories that would last a lifetime. Now a full-time football writer and reporter, Phil has written for various regional and national titles covering the sport he loves..