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Northern Soul By Ed Jones

Northern Soul
by Ed Jones

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The Glory Game for the Noughties -- an inside look at the Premiership from inside its strangest member -- Wigan Athletic
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Northern Soul Summary

Northern Soul: One Little Club's Big Adventure by Ed Jones

In 1972, Hunter Davies wrote one of the defining sports books, The Glory Game, in which he chronicled a season from inside a leading football club -- Tottenham Hotspur. Now, three decades on, and with the Football League now the money-spinning Premiership, Ed Jones has been granted similar access all areas to the latest, and perhaps oddest recruit to the top flight: Wigan Athletic.

When Hunter Davies was writing The Glory Game, Wigan were still a non-league club. For the first time in their existence, they're rubbing shoulders with the big boys, kicking off with a home game against Chelsea and finishing with an away trip to Arsenal. In between, Ed Jones will be chronicling what it is really like behind the scenes of a Premiership club -- from the players to the tea ladies, the dug out to the chairman's helicopter.

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Northern Soul Reviews

Whichever way you look at it, the rise and rise of Wigan Athletic is one of the most extraordinary stories in modern day football ... let nobody forget just what a fabulously improbable beginning Wigan have made to life at the top * GUARDIAN *
Jones records the season of wonderment with wit, self-deprecation, insight and knowledge. Peerless * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
Genuinely informative without ever becoming dry ... human and humorous ... warm-hearted * WHEN SATURDAY COMES *
Meticulous, heartfelt and fair, this admirable account of a season deserves a readership beyond just Latics fans. * FOUR FOUR TWO *

About Ed Jones

Ed Jones is a lifelong Wigan fan

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Northern Soul: One Little Club's Big Adventure by Ed Jones
Ed Jones
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown & Company
Short-listed for British Sports Book Awards 2007 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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