Family: Life, Death and Football: A Year on the Frontline with a Proper Club (Paperback)
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Short Description for Family No one likes Millwall. They don't care. But what does it really take to be a part of this team, or a supporter?
- Published: 23 October 2012
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781906850265 ISBN 10: 1906850267
- Sales rank: 229,065
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No one likes Millwall. They don't care. But what does it really take to be a part of this team, or a supporter? A British Sports Books Awards 2011 nominee, Michael Calvin's Family provides a unique glimpse into the soul of a real football club. Award-winning sports writer Calvin follows Millwall through an emotional promotion season. There for the first day of training, he was on the substitutes' bench at Wembley, 333 days later. He vividly portrays players and management as family men, close to their roots. In captain Paul Robinson's words : 'We're playing for the people who hate their jobs, who'd love our lives.' Forget the glitz of the Premier League - this is the beautiful game in all its raucous glory. Intimate and compelling, Calvin's unforgettable picture of lower-league English football is essential reading for anyone for whom football is far more than just a game.