Passport to Football

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Book Details

Author

Stuart Fuller

Format

paperback

Published

Oct 10 2009

ISBN

9781899807833

About The Author

Stuart Fuller

Stuart Fuller is a well known and respected author and blogger on all aspects of football. His work included the only English language guide to the FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany, simply known as The Fans Guide and three guides to European football. His website – The Ball is Round is one of the most visited blogs in the UK and recently was voted Quality Bronze by When Saturday Comes magazine for its unique coverage of the English game from a grass roots level right the way up to the World Cup finals.
Last year he turned his back on the commercialisation of the game at the Premier League level, swapping his season ticket at West Ham for a spot on the terraces at Lewes FC in the Blue Square Bet South and has not looked back.

Well-known blogger Stuart Fuller is a member of a growing band of thousands of football fans who, growing tired of watching an over-hyped and over-priced Premier League, and taking advantage of cut-price travel, enjoys watching his favourite game in different countries. This is not simply a reference guide, more a travelogue – a book that traces the journeys Fuller takes for football, whether with England, where he has been a far from successful manager of the England Fans senior team, or on a whim. He has watched matches in places as diverse as Moscow, Macedonia, Tallinn, Palermo, Zagreb, Florida, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Andorra, Zurich, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm, Monaco, Salzburg, Istanbul, Bremen, Paris, Krakow, Minsk, Sofia, Naples, Skopje and Barcelona. Anyone wanting to follow in his footsteps will be able to use the book as a guide but will also enjoy Fuller’s account of dealing with Easyjet and Ryanair, sorting out the purchase of tickets in foreign lands and ‘collecting’ football stadiums. You will meet Fuller’s list of fellow travellers, including Football Jo, Dagenham Dan, Big Ben and Rob the Red. The result is a hugely entertaining travelogue in which Fuller reckons he drank two hundred pints of beer, ate thirty-seven sausages and had nine travelling companions. On a serious note he also tells fellow fans about the stadiums he visited, how to get there and how to buy a ticket.