A kaleidoscopic novel full of a twenty-something's internal struggles and profound sense of loss at his mother's death. Questioning,shot full of ideas and imagination and dreams. All bound together in an encyclopaedic knowledge of football - the beautiful game. Technical analysis,tactics,history,stats and the sheer joy of both playing and following. Above all, how a passionate love for football is woven into the fabric of people's psyches ,lives and friendships all over the World. Referencing Albert Einstein to Dr Feelgood - Pharrell Williams to Vermeer , and much of South-West London ,this is witty clever and moving. If you like talking about football,thinking about football and breathing football - you'll very probably like this a lot.
by Rob Yates