From the publisher:
From Father to Son is Paul Bishop's semi-autobiographical account of his love of football, and most of all his local team Watford. It touches on the innocence of childhood and the influence of parents, family, friends, and in Paul's case Jimmy Hill, Johnny Haynes and many others. Part history, part travelogue, the book takes the reader on a nostalgic trip from the early 1960s, when football was a game and not a business.
It explains why a five-minute segment in Kes makes it a better football film than Escape to Victory. It was an era when all English grounds were dominated by terraces, you could meet your mates and have a chat on the 'cinder curve' at Vicarage Road, as you marvelled at the skill of Ray Lugg and the heading ability of Barry Endean. The author also acknowledges the original 'boss' in his young eyes...
Watford's legendary manager Ken Furphy, who went from Workington to New York Cosmos, via Watford, and ended up coaching both Pele and Johan Cruyff.
Paul Bishop has run his own communications consultancy in St Albans and Harpenden for more than 30 years, producing publications, press releases and copywriting. He has also worked as a journalist for local papers and contributed to the sports pages of various national newspapers. He has recently written a children's book based on his daughter Elia and is currently writing a book on grassroots football, Saturday Afternoons and Sunday Mornings.