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Titans of the Teardrop Isle: A Season as a Pro Footballer in Sri Lanka

Seth Burkett

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From the publisher:

When Seth Burkett answers a tweet calling for overseas players to join a professional Sri Lankan football team in a new tournament, he has no idea what awaits him. The team is Trinco Titans, owned by Sri Lankan cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, and he will be spending the summer playing in the North Eastern Premier League. Unfortunately, he is in the dark about the quality of football, the standard of pitches, the delicate local political tensions, even the dates of the fixtures...

Before long, he is fully immersed in the Titans family, experiencing everything the country has to offer him: new friendships, picture-postcard beaches, a relaxed approach to organisation and time-keeping, thousands of new Facebook followers, and a crash course in the Teardrop Isle's recent troubled history. There will be results to forget but it will be a summer to remember.

The author:

Seth Burkett is a graduate of Loughborough University and an England futsal international. This is his first book. THE BOY IN BRAZIL is edited by award-winning sports writer Ian Ridley under the imprint of Floodlit Dreams, and was shortlisted in the Best Football Book category of the Cross Pens British Sports Book Awards, 2015.


Floodlit Dreams
20 x 13 cm
288 pages
April 2021