I Am the Gloryhunter

I Am the Gloryhunter

By Spencer Austin



At the beginning of the 2008/09 season, Austin randomly picked an English football team to support. Whoever they were, wherever they were, he vowed to go and live there; become a part of the club, its fans and the local area. When his new team lost, he moved on to follow the team who beat them. Wallop. What a season. From August to May, kick off to glory...I am The Gloryhunter. Starting randomly at Grimsby Town, Spencer transferred his allegiance to the winning team in each game he watched throughout the season. His travels took him the length and breadth of Britain and along the way he sought to fall back in love with his country by discovering real England from the nooks and crannies of clubs from Grimsby to Bournemouth, Scunthorpe to Swindon, Darlington to Brentford, Swindon to Luton to Chester and many more. During an incredible season in which he never lost a game Spencer scored the first goal at Brentford's (as yet unconstructed) new stadium, became Britain's northernmost cockney, took a bet from Stan Bowles, played football with girls (and took one in the nads for the team) and for no reason in particular, ate the grass from as many Football League pitches as he could. *** Nominated for Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards 2010 ***

ISBN: 9781848183995


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