Rob Cooper, self-confessed football fanatic and editor of the United FC fanzine, Wings Of A Sparrow, returns from watching his team succumb to yet another defeat to discover that not only has he inherited an estate worth in excess of six million pounds, but that it has been left to him by an uncle he never knew he had.
However, even as Rob is struggling to come to terms with these two bombshells, he is hit with another. For the estate contains ownership of an almost bankrupt professional football club. And the terms of the will are such that Rob will only receive his inheritance if he takes over the running of the club and manages to keep them going for the coming season. The problem is, the club concerned are the local and very bitter rivals of the club Rob and his family have passionately supported all their lives.
But after wrestling with his conscience, and driven by his wife's desire for instant wealth, he accepts the challenge with a promise to the United faithful that he will do whatever he can to ensure that whilst his new club might survive, its supporters are about to experience the most depressing season in their history!
And so, in the full glare of the media spotlight, he sets out to do what most football fans could only ever dream about; humiliate their local rivals.
The trouble is, it just doesn't work out like that!
Wings of a Sparrow
What a great read, another great book by Dougie. If you like football, you'll understand and love this book.
Wings of a sparrow
A brilliant read couldn't put it down, just had to know the outcome. Rob cooper lives every passionate football fans dream, having one over the scum! What a dilemma, well written and well worth a read. Left me wondering what would I do!!!!
A must read for any football fan!
I don't read enough books, and I have never left a review for any product I have purchased. However after reading this book I felt that I must give something back to the author for giving me the pleasure I had whilst reading his book.
I found this really easy to read and couldn't wait until I had the next chance to read some more.
The story is funny and also makes you think what you would do if you were in that position, the comparisons to my football club were brilliant with characters like Mr Scrap dealer and the curb crawler.
A real gem of a book which could easily make the tv screen, and only £1.99.