- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 450 KB
- Print Length: 280 pages
- Publisher: Peakpublish (29 Nov. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006G3Y69G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #525,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Paying on the Gate: A Bantam's journey into the heart of lower league Football Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
As a fan slightly older than Jason I lived through all his footballing experiences and more but it gives me a great feeling bringing back wonderful and not so wonderful memories of following our beloved Bradford City FC. As a 3rd generaton City fan, i'd like to welcome Jason to the flock and can understand the wisdom of his change in allegiance from Manchester United to Bradford City!!!!
Seriously, Bradford City have hardly if ever been a fashionable club, maybe in our Edwardian Golden age but thats another story. The thing is though, once you are grabbed, you are smitten.
Jason has written the book to coincide with his life experience of schooldays to university to discovering music, drink and girls and the life of work, all honourable practices but always there was his club. Bradford City waiting for him like some 'Lorelei' calling him back if he strayed too far.
Well written in an engaging and entertaining style, it records Citys recent rise and fall from grace in a way that fans who lived it will remember with fondness and dread!!
As a city fan reading this book it was great to relive some fantastic memories. Jason does an excellent job conveying the pride, passion, disappointment and frustration all football fans feel and will be able to relate to. Looking forward to read Jason's next book where he charts our rise again.
There is a nice mix of personal and football memories, without overdoing either, and the journey remains well paced throughout. All key moments are dealt with in lots of memory evoking detail and Jason's passion for the club is very apparent throughout.
A great read for any Bradford City fan, particularly given the turbulent nature of the seasons covered (promotion, relegations, administrations etc etc!), and will help you understand why it all is so enduring to be a fan through thick and thin.
Despite the unavoidable Bradford City focus, the book would appeal to other long suffering and genuine football fans also.
Looking forward to the follow up book, charting the subsequent rise back to the top!!
This book offers a unique insight into a football fans experience of a rise to glory and then a fall from grace. Jason describes his emotions whilst on that rollercoaster. He also describes the way in which football affected his life overall, from his first girlfriend to his time away at University, some of the stories are very touching and heartfelt.
Whilst this book is obviously Bradford City based, I would recommend it to any football fan. All clubs have up and down spells and most fans will be able to feel empathy and relate to the Bantam's journey quite easily - especially those that have been in administration any time within the last 10 years or so!
Having read the book, I bought it for my Uncle to read as he is a Bradford fan.
I look forward to reading more from this budding football writer!
Jason McKeown writes about what it was like to be a City supporter during those halcyon days. He also writes about his personal life at the time, linking it with City's fortunes on the field. I was interested to learn that his feelings about City's time in the Premiership were very similar to mine; whilst it was good to see some supremely talented players playing for the nation's best teams at Valley Parade, it never felt like City actually belonged there, most of the time it felt like we were uninvited guests at somebody else's party.
After two seasons in the top league, City were relegated but whilst it was expected that they would consolidate and become an established team in the top tier of the Championship it didn't turn out that way and just six years after playing in the Premiership City were playing in the basement league again. McKeown, like City, also struggled during those years. After gaining a degree at university in Sunderland he was unable to find suitable employment and found it difficult justifying the expense of attending City's matches from his home twenty miles away.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book to pass a couple of hours whilst travelling to London, but ended up completing it before I had even started the journey! Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2013 by Steve Bantam
well worth a read even if you are not a Bradford City fan.
It cover the up and down of supporting and watching a club in the lower league,and a club that not long ago was in... Read more
From the late nineties to the late noughties, Bradford City really went on a rollercoaster ride: promotion to the Premiership, last-match survival, relegation, multiple financial... Read morePublished on 10 Jun. 2013 by Sport Nut
Been a city fan for many years,this book describes what the last few years supporting bradford city have been like in a true and honest fashion. Read morePublished on 8 July 2012 by charlie c
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