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The Nowhere Men

  • Couverture cartonnée
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Informationen zum Autor Michael Calvin is one of the UK's most versatile sportswriters, having worked in more than 80 countries, ... Lire la suite
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Michael Calvin is one of the UK's most versatile sportswriters, having worked in more than 80 countries, covering seven summer Olympics, and six World Cup finals. He was named Sportswriter of the Year for his despatches as a crew member in a round the world yacht race, and has twice been named Sports Reporter of the Year. He is currently chief sports writer with the Independent on Sunday, and has held similar positions at the Daily Telegraph, Times and Mail on Sunday. His last book, Family: Life Death and Football, was shortlisted in the 2011 Sports Book Awards. It was a critically-acclaimed study of a season embedded at Millwall, one of English football's most notorious clubs.



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A teenaged boy plays football in a suburban park. His name is Raheem Sterling. The call is made: "Get down here quick. This is something special". Another boy is 8, going on 28. His name is Jack Wilshere. The referee, an Arsenal scout, spirits him away from Luton Town.





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Winner of The Times British Sports Book Award 2014.

A fascinating insight into the enclosed world of football scouts in the UK

Auteur
Michael Calvin is one of the UK's most versatile sportswriters, having worked in more than 80 countries, covering seven summer Olympics, and six World Cup finals. He was named Sportswriter of the Year for his despatches as a crew member in a round the world yacht race, and has twice been named Sports Reporter of the Year. He is currently chief sports writer with the Independent on Sunday, and has held similar positions at the Daily Telegraph, Times and Mail on Sunday. His last book, Family: Life Death and Football, was shortlisted in the 2011 Sports Book Awards. It was a critically-acclaimed study of a season embedded at Millwall, one of English football's most notorious clubs.

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Now in paperback, this provides a fascinating insight into the world of football scouts in the UK. Scouts are everywhere yet nowhere, faceless and nameless, despite making informed decisions that are worth millions. Award-winning sportswriter Calvin, author of "Family: Life, Death & Football", opens up their hidden world. 'A magnificent book...' Rob Bagchi, "Guardian"



Résumé
The referee, an Arsenal scout, spirits him away from Luton Town. Award-winning sportswriter Michael Calvin opens up their hidden world, examining their disconnected lifestyles, petty betrayals and unconsidered professionalism of men who spend long, lonely hours on the road.

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Titre: The Nowhere Men
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Code EAN: 9780099580263
ISBN: 978-0-09-958026-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House UK
Genre: Sport
nombre de pages: 400
Poids: 282g
Taille: H129mm x B200mm x T25mm
Année: 2014

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