The Bottom Corner: Hope, Glory and Non-League Football

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by Nige Tassell

‘Not since The Football Man has a book so captured the passion of the gameThe 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 Davies

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The Bottom Corner: Hope, Glory and Non-League Football

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.

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.

About the Author

Nige Tassell writes about sport and popular culture as both a journalist and author. His books include The Bottom Corner: Hope, Glory and Non-League Football, and Three Weeks, Eight Seconds: The Epic Tour de France of 1989. His next book is Butch Wilkins and the Sundance Kid: A Teenage Obsession With TV Sport.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.5 × 19.7 cm

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