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The Games People Play

Gary Thacker

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From the publisher:

Jon Moreton would have made it to the top-flight as a player: he had the mentality and ability, but his body let him down. An old friend Charlie Broome comes to the rescue and gives him a break: managing the struggling Spanish amateur league side CD Retama. Feathers are ruffled: he is mistrusted by the players and stand-in coach, Sophia Garrigues. Can he adapt to life in Spain and turn things around? Plenty of twists and turns through the season in this tale of football, love, and betrayal.

The Games People Play is established football writer Gary Thacker's first foray into fiction.

The author:

Gary Thacker is an author and journalist who writes for numerous magazines and websites. His work has featured in The Guardian, Sports Network and the Spanish press. He was shortlisted for 'Blogger of the Year' by the FSF in 2017, and has guested on BBC and talkSPORT radio. A member of These Football Times' senior leadership team, he also appears on podcasts and hosts the popular 'Political Football' series. This is his fourth book.


1889 Books
23 x 15 cm
252 pages
October 2020