From the publisher:
Getting away from the English Premier League and its mass coverage, Martin Cooper delves into the lesser known world of London non-league football. During a season-long journey, he visits stadiums large and small, meets dedicated supporters and staff, and samples the unique atmosphere this level of football can generate.
Greater London has more non-league football clubs than any other city in the UK. They may slip under radar for many people, but nonetheless they survive, and in most cases, even thrive, while competing for spectators alongside London's elite teams.
In 12 chapters, reporting on a dozen games throughout the 2022-23 season, Football Matters in the Capital explores a world that has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy chips, souvlaki or Jamaican patties, while watching the game, or just a traditional pint of beer, you will be catered for.