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Staying Up: A Fan Behind the Scenes in the Premiership

R.A. Gekoski

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Prose: non-fiction, Sports & outdoor recreation

* Unique fan's eye view of the inside workings of a Premiership football club - unfashionable Coventry City - in the 1997-98 season.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE BEHIND THE SCENES AT A PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL CLUB

Until this book, every fan was dying to know the answer to this question. In 1997-98, Rick Gekoski became the first supporter to be allowed into the inner sanctum of a top club, Coventry City. This is his account of their struggle for survival in the toughest league in the world; the journey of a stranger in a hostile land where the natives are suspicious of outsiders and do not speak his language. What he discovered surprised him and will surprise the reader too.

'If I had known that you were going to write this sort of book, I never would have allowed you access to myself or the team. Having said that, I think it's one of the best books about football ever written. The closest anybody could get to what it's really like' Gordon Strachan, manager of Coventry FC, to the author.

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Praise for Staying Up: A Fan Behind the Scenes in the Premiership

  • Richly comic...the year's best soccer book by far - Ian Hamilton, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

  • A classic, some wonderful insights into the mind of Premiership Man. - FOOTBALL 365

  • This is a great book...tremendouly thoughtful and well written. - TOTAL FOOTBALL

  • If I had known that you were going to write this sort of book I would never have allowed to access to myself or the team. Having said that I think it's one of the best books about football ever written. The closest anybody could get to what it's really l - Gordon Strachan to the author.

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