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A VERY CLEVER BOOK,
This review is from: The Bromley Boys: The True Story of Supporting the Worst Football Team in Britain (Paperback)
If you've ever known the feeling that nothing else on earth matters more than your football club, whether it's the players, the manager, the ground or even the tea hut...then this book is for you.
Dave Roberts leads us through his memories of a season in hapless Bromley FC's history and how, despite continual defeats, his admiration of the team and players actually grows. The action is set in 1969, so if you grew up 10 years either side of that date, then the extra dimension in this book is a trip down memory lane in terms of the clothes, comics, sweets and music popular at that time.
This is a really feel good book about following football in a far more innocent time. Roberts' greatest triumph is the strength of the voice of his 14 year old persona throughout, not once letting it slip and making the reader realise that it's actually written by a grown up 40 years later. That's probably the books greatest triumph.
A must read - you will enjoy.