Playing at Home

Playing at Home

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Between August 1997 and May 1998, John Aizlewood went to a football match at each and every one of the ninety-two football league grounds in England. He describes not just the match but the ground, the people he meets there, their relationship to the club (in two instances, both clubs) and the town they come from. From the slick marketing experience that is Manchester United and its sea of London-based supporters buying Giggsy calendars, to the sodden, lonely, seaside ground of Grimsby Town, so far away that you can't even see the town of Grimsby, this will be a diary and a travelogue, an opinionated odyssey around the country and passionate paen to our favourite sport.

This is as much a book about the places as it is about the games. The tone is worldly, chatty, funny and informative. Aizlewood is a writer who loves football rather than a football writer; this book will leave its anorak at home.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 165 x 240mm | 735g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752811665
  • 9780752811666

About John Aizlewood

John Aizlewood is 32 and was born in Rotherham. He is the Associate Editor of Q, the UK's bestselling music magazine. He also writes on football for Total Sport and FHM magazines. He works regularly on radio as an expert contributor on Kaleidescope, Newbeat, 5 Live, The Hit Parade and The Album show.He is a lifelong supporter of Sheffield Wednesday and is not ever so keen on Manches
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