29th January 2020
19:00 - View all performance times
October Books , 243 Portswood Road
Information: 023 8058 1030
Join local author Mat Guy for the launch of his brand new football memoir Barcelona To Buckie Thistle!
'When my playground cohorts began falling in love with the FA Cup winning Tottenham Hotspur side of 1981 and that stupendous Ricky Villa goal, or the all-conquering Liverpool, or their near neighbours, Everton, whose league win in 1985 made all the kids want that vibrant blue kit for Christmas – I found myself falling for non-league Salisbury, my grandfather’s team, absorbing all its charm, warmth, meaning.'
Mat Guy is not interested in the big names of football: the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich and Manchester United, with millions of fans and millions of pounds. Instead, in his book, he tours the little leagues of the footballing world, charting this global phenomenon through some of the least known football teams.
Looking at the grassroots movement from the grounds themselves, this is a manifestation of love for the sport at a different level to the one we are accustomed to seeing. From the highlands of Scotland to Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein and Andorra, Mat focuses on the heart and soul of the beautiful game.
Mat Guy will be launching this new football memoir at October Books - and you can speak to him all about his travels!
|29 Jan 2020 - 19:00||2 hours||Free||Book Tickets|