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The Nowhere Men Paperback – 12 Jun 2014

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; Reprint edition (12 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780099580263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099580263
  • ASIN: 0099580268
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 179 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Michael Calvin charts the evolution of the sports’ scouts from chaotic beginnings to Moneyball-inspired analysis, and is enough to make you pay close attention when you next pass a kids’ kickabout in the park" (Shortlist)

"‘Calvin’s book is excellent, a highly readable insight into the slog and grind of assessing talent.’" (Tottenham On My Mind)

"One of the ‘50 Best Sports Books Ever Written

In The Nowhere Men, Mike Calvin somehow manages to make the job of football scout sound like the most romantic existence imaginable. It also sounds bleak and deeply lonely. It is a fascinating insight into an often misunderstood and under-represented part of the sport, revealing the hours, dedication and struggles of men who love football and don’t know what they’d do without it." (Daily Telegraph)

"A magnificent book, full of extraordinary characters and beautifully told" (Rob Bagchi Guardian)

"There’s a strong contender for the William Hill Sports Book Prize in Michael Calvin’s The Nowhere Men, a book revealing the hidden lives of football scouts." (The Bookseller)

About the Author

Michael Calvin is one of the UK’s most versatile sportswriters, having worked in more than 80 countries, covering seven summer Olympics, and six World Cup finals. He was named Sportswriter of the Year for his despatches as a crew member in a round the world yacht race, and has twice been named Sports Reporter of the Year. He is currently chief sports writer with the Independent on Sunday, and has held similar positions at the Daily Telegraph, Times and Mail on Sunday. His last book, Family: Life Death and Football, was shortlisted in the 2011 Sports Book Awards. It was a critically-acclaimed study of a season embedded at Millwall, one of English football’s most notorious clubs.


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