Warm and celebratory but also sharp and insightful, The Bottom Corner is a love letter to non-league football that is also a vivid snapshot of its place in our national life
Not since The Football Man has a book so captured the passion of the game. The Bottom Corner is a wonderful journey through life in the lower reaches of the football pyramid. A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age.
Andrew Collins (Classic FM, UKTV, Radio Times)
An entertaining exploration of the quirks, commitment and romance of football away from the pumped-up bluster of the top flight.
Ed Wilson, When Saturday Comes
There are some great stories plus plenty of laughs and drama […] I’m looking forward to the second one already…
John Lyons, Late Tackle
Nige Tassell has done us all a great service by reminding us of what makes Non-League football a key part of the fabric of British soccer in his book The Bottom Corner… Personally, I’ve most enjoyed my non-league experiences when I have had a team to support week-in and week-out and when taking in individual matches, the day quickly becomes more about the before and after, the drinks and the chance to visit somewhere new than the football itself. So, I’m less of an evangelist for the genre than many of my blogging peers such as The Real FA Cup and The Cold End. Tassell’s excellently written and good natured volume did remind me of what a treasure trove sport at this level can be
Rob Langham, Two Unfortunates
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