Left foot forward: a year in the life of a journeyman footballer
LEFT FOOT FORWARD is quite simply the best account of what it really must be like to be a footballer since Eamon Dunphy’s ONLY A GAME?’
Garry Nelson’s account of a run-of-the-mill season with Charlton Athletic reveals more about the up and down reality of being a football player than any number of star autobiographies. Its focus is on the overcrowded treatment room, comeback games for the stiffs in front of a few fans, the occasional highs before the next low clatters you from behind.
Told with wit, intelligence and insight, it instantly establishes itself as a football classic.