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The Bottom Corner By Nige Tassell

The Bottom Corner
by Nige Tassell

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A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age' Barry DaviesIn these days of oligarch owners, superstar managers and players on sky-high wages, the tide is turning towards the lower reaches of the pyramid as fans search for football with a soul.
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The Bottom Corner: A Season with the Dreamers of Non-League Football by Nige Tassell

`Not since The Football Man has a book so captured the passion of the game. The Bottom Corner is a wonderful journey through life in the lower reaches of the football pyramid. A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age' Barry Davies In these days of oligarch owners, superstar managers and players on sky-high wages, the tide is turning towards the lower reaches of the pyramid as fans search for football with a soul. Plucky underdogs or perennial underachievers, your local non-league team offers hope, drama or at least a Saturday afternoon ritual that's been going for decades. Nige Tassell spends a season in the non-league world. He meets the raffle-ticket seller who wants her ashes scattered in the centre-circle. The envelope salesman who discovered a future England international. The ex-pros still playing with undiluted passion on Sunday mornings. He spends time at clubs looking for promotion to the Football League, clubs just aiming to get eleven players on a pitch every week, and everything in between. One thing unites them: they all inhabit the heartland of the beautiful game.

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The Bottom Corner Reviews


"Warm and celebratory but also sharp and insightful, The Bottom Corner is a love letter to non-league football that is also a vivid snapshot of its place in our national life" -- Stuart Maconie
"Not since The Football Man has a book so captured the passion of the game. The Bottom Corner is a wonderful journey through life in the lower reaches of the football pyramid. A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age." -- Barry Davies
"Extraordinary" -- Danny Baker
"Excellent" -- Andrew Collins (Classic FM, UKTV, Radio Times)
"An entertaining exploration of the quirks, commitment and romance of football away from the pumped-up bluster of the top flight." -- Ed Wilson * When Saturday Comes *

About Nige Tassell


Nige Tassell writes about sport and music, and his work has appeared in the pages of FourFourTwo, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, Esquire, New Statesman, Q and The Word. He is also the author of The Bottom Corner: Hope, Glory and Non-League Football. He lives in the hill country of Somerset with his wife and two prospective future non-league players.

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GOR008906918
The Bottom Corner: A Season with the Dreamers of Non-League Football by Nige Tassell
Nige Tassell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2017-08-03
320
0224100602
9780224100601
N/A
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