When Steve Mingle's financial services company was pulled out of the hat as shirt sponsor at League Two Oxford United in 2013, it sparked a crazy period for the fanatical football follower - for as well as becoming closely involved with the U's, Steve is also a long-standing Manchester City season-ticket holder. Frequently faced with the emotional torment of trying to be in two places at once, A Football Fling tells the story of two hectic seasons spent following teams at opposite ends of the spectrum - from Accrington to Anfield, from Burton to Barcelona, from Mansfield to Munich. Having been granted complete behind-the-scenes access at Oxford, Steve compares every aspect of his two clubs - players, management, finances, engagement with the local community, media interaction, youth development - to provide a unique insight into how football really operates - and whether having your company name on a team's shirts can be good for business!We eventually make our way back to the car park and notice Beano arriving to be collected by his heavilypregnant girlfriend. ... Time for the kidsa#39; treat now, and ita#39;s off to Olliea#39;s favourite restaurant, Frankie and Bennya#39;s, conveniently situated beyond the cars at the ... A few minutes into our visit, the lights are dimmed, the staff bring out a candlelit cake and the strains of a#39;happy birthday to youa#39; fill the air.
|Title||:||A Football Fling|
|Publisher||:||Pitch Publishing - 2015-09-16|