My Favorite Year: A Collection of Football Writing

Roddy Doyle s account of the Republic of Ireland s triumphant journey through Italia 90 is just one of the many first class pieces in this anthology of original football writing Contributors include Harry Pearson, Harry Ritchie, Ed Horton, Olly Wicken, D.J Taylor, Huw Richards, Nick Hornby, Chris Pierson, Matt Nation, Graham Brack, Don Watson, and Giles Smith.
My Favorite Year A Collection of Football Writing Roddy Doyle s account of the Republic of Ireland s triumphant journey through Italia is just one of the many first class pieces in this anthology of original football writing Contributors include H

  • Title: My Favorite Year: A Collection of Football Writing
  • Author: Nick Hornby D.J. Taylor Huw Richards Chris Pierson Roddy Doyle Harry Ritchie Harry Pearson Olly Wicken
  • ISBN: 9780753814413
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “My Favorite Year: A Collection of Football Writing”

    1. A collection of stories that will resonate with any fan who dimly recalls the origin of their dedication to a single team. Well worth the read.

    2. I loved this book, just as I loved Cortazar's and Pastorin's prose about football: they all were great in transmitting the magic football was about when it wasmore of a game and less of a commercial op.

    3. Questa volta ho proprio sbagliato l'acquisto. Certo, io non amo il calcio e forse avrei dovuto immaginare che non poteva essere un libro adatto a me, ma pensavo che si trattasse di racconti in chiave ironica o spiritosa, in linea con lo stile di Hornby, che ha curato la raccolta. In effetti, qualcuno lo è, ma in linea di massima si parla piuttosto in dettaglio di partite, calciatori, arbitri e punteggi del campionato irlandese o inglese, a me del tutto sconosciuti. Faccio già fatica a ricordar [...]

    4. A quick read - several short autobiographical tales by male authors/journalists (mainly) focussing on their experiences as a football supporter. There's a decent range of teams covered - from international to non-league - and stories from the 1960s to the 1990s. There is a quirky added pleasure due to the book having written in 1993 Chelsea before they were so good, Leeds before they were so crap.However, the problem is that there isn't much breadth in the style. It's blokes talking about footba [...]

    5. A quirkly little collection of football memoirs, from a diverse group of writers.The clubs and memories here are, for the most part, lesser known and from a pre-Sky tv era.It took me back to my first football experiences, standing on terraces, kids being shoved down to the front, so you could see the action, or what passed for action on the muddy quagmires the pitches inevitably were.Some of the contributors here wouldn't appear out of place in Rain Man, such is their grasp of stats and recall o [...]

    6. This is a great read for anyone who loves football. Several well-known writers discuss their favourite teams' most memorable football seasons. Nick Hornby's hilarious story about Cambridge United's losing streak is great, but my favourite has to be Roddy Doyle's account of his "heroic" trip to the toilet that led to Ireland scoring a vital goal against England. The one about Watford is amazing too!

    7. Ahead of contributing to a similar style, if slightly lower profile, collection of 'my favourite season' stories I borrowed this from Russell.It was enjoyable enough; even though the book published almost 20 years ago, it still possesses much currency and certain pieces were an absolute joy to read, particularly Olly Wicken's ballboy-eye view of Watford's 74-75 campaign.If you collect football literature, then this should be on your shelves.

    8. My kind of book. My memories of 1990 World Cup are so clear and this really took me back. I felt book was a touch disjointed in places but still portrayed the emotions very well.

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