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The Bottom Corner: A Season with the Dreamers of Non-League Football

The Bottom Corner: A Season with the Dreamers of Non-League Football (Paperback)

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Plucky underdogs or perennial underachievers, your local non-league team offers hope, drama or at least a Saturday afternoon ritual that's been going for decades.



In these days of oligarch owners, superstar managers and players on sky-high wages, the tide is turning towards the lower reaches of the pyramid as fans search for football with a soul.



Nige Tassell spends a season in the non-league world. He meets the raffle-ticket seller who wants her ashes scattered in the centre-circle. The envelope salesman who discovered a future England international. The ex-pros still playing with undiluted passion on Sunday mornings.



He spends time at clubs looking for promotion to the Football League, clubs just aiming to get eleven players on a pitch every week, and everything in between. One thing unites them: they all inhabit the heartland of the beautiful game.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationFootball or Soccer incl Association football Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 03/08/2017 ISBN-13: 9780224100601  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nige Tassell writes about sport and music, and his work has appeared in the pages of FourFourTwo, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Esquire, New Statesman, Q and The Word. He is also the author of Mr Gig: One Man's Search For The Soul Of Live Music. He lives in the hill country of Somerset with his wife and two prospective future non-league players.

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