- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Troubador Publishing (20 Oct. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848760299
- ISBN-13: 978-1848760295
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.2 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 712,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Road From Wembley Paperback – Illustrated, 20 Oct 2008
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From the Author
Hi there, I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did writing it, and if you ever get the chance to follow your own Road To Wembley, I highly recommend it!
About the Author
John Stoneman spent his first working years training as a journalist in east London.After working for local and national newspapers, he rode the early waves of the dotcom boom workingfor Microsoft and now works within mobile advertising for Nokia. He is married to Vanessa and has threechildren Eden, Evie and Jonathan.
Top Customer Reviews
Whilst this would have upset the supporters the big four - who seem to believe that winning everything going is their divine right - this made the competition one of the most memorable for years. It also helped make 'The Road to Wembley' a very entertaining book.
The author, John Stoneman decided that, starting with Wembley FC in the very first premilinary round, he would follow the winner of each match to the Final at Wembley. This is where Stoneman was lucky; his stories of matches contested by teams from places like Sturruck, Hythe, Ware, Great Wakering and to a lesser degree Southend and Barnsley are infinitely more interesting than they would be if the matches were being competed by teams like Liverpool or Manchester United.
I'm sick and tired of reading about teams with overpaid players and over inflated ego's. Proper football is still being played on small pitches all over the country by people who play for the love of the game rather than the love of the pound. The greatest strength of this book is its best pages are, for a change, about them.
An excellent book that helps remind us about the true roots of English football.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
John Stoneman has managed to stand at the front of the litery tour bus and guide me on two emotional journeys. Read morePublished on 14 Oct. 2009 by S. Tawn
I loved the pace of this book, with each round punctuated by some reminiscences and observations. The whole idea seems to sum up what the Cup is all about and even though we all... Read morePublished on 8 Feb. 2009 by Nick C