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Whether you're an armchair expert, or a firm fixture on the terraces, Around the Grounds: The essential fan's guide to the clubs of the English Football Leagues is your pass through the gates, hearts and minds of the top 92 clubs of the English Football league. Broken down by club, the story of each hallowed ground is told, celebrating the victories and commiserating the losses both on and off the pitch, taking in the defining moments as well as the legendary characters that helped to fix each club in the hearts of their supporters. Special features: Combined with essential facts, stats and little known information and brought to life through stunning photography, this book gives a unique insight into the life and personality of each team and those who support them. Around the Grounds also celebrates the fans eye view with its 'Tales from the Terraces' - stories of the tears and laughter, heartbreak and joys of being a diehard follower of teams from every level of the Premier and Coca-Cola leagues. From travel and pre-match rituals to where to score the best pints and pies, practical tips from the very fans that call these stadiums home ensure Around the Grounds is the ultimate guide to the top 92 clubs in England and Wales: a true fans companion.
Chris Nelson is coauthor of Footprint’s surf series—and an avid football (i.e., soccer) fan.