Among the Fans

Among the Fans: From the Ashes to the arrows, a year of watching the watchers

Non-Fiction, Sport
Paperback Published on: 12/04/2012
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Synopsis

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD After nearly half a century in the world's press boxes, Patrick Collins did a remarkable thing. He took his eye off the ball, stepped away from his colleagues, and joined the throng: the people who pay the money. For a year, he relished sharing the experiences of the varied crowds at sporting events great and small: England's always hopeful, always frustrated, football supporters; the panama-hatted brigade at county cricket; the sodden, delirious golf-lovers at the Ryder Cup; and the hey-look-at-me darts fans. And he penetrates strange, semi-private subcultures like point-to-point and speedway. The result is original, wonderfully readable and very funny.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408158838
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 157g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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