From the publisher:
Featuring a brand new introduction that takes in the seismic social, political and footballing events since 2016. Up There is an examination of football in North-east England, how it came to matter so much and why it matters still despite a formidable lack of success. Featuring numerous exclusive interviews, Up There looks at the major North-east clubs’ modern history and also at the culture, industrial and sporting, which saw the game rise to such prominence in the region. Part travelogue, part social history, part sporting investigation, Up There rediscovers and threads together some of the personalities and events that helped define a region..
Michael Walker was born in Belfast but has lived in Newcastle since the early-1980s. He writes about football for The Athletic, The i and the Irish Times.