The Bottom Corner : A Season with the Dreamers of Non-League Football Paperback
by Nige Tassell
`Not since The Football Man has a book so captured the passion of the game.
The Bottom Corner is a wonderful journey through life in the lower reaches of the football pyramid.
A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age' Barry DaviesIn 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.
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.
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/08/2017
- Category: Football (Soccer, Association football)
- ISBN: 9780224100601
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