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Floodlit Dreams

How to Save a Football Club

The Southern League team of Weymouth FC were in dire straits: nearly half a million in the red, dogged by boardroom squabbles, a decrepit ground, falling turnouts and an end of season performance that saw them lose 5-1 to arch enemies, Yeovil Town. Join Ridley on his rollercoaster journey as he shows just what can be done with a dose of obsessive commitment and unstinting optimism. It's a story of political backstabbing and petty rivalry; of euphoric highs and personal pain; of a man that thought that it should be simpler. Who thought that football - that Weymouth - deserved better. Brilliantly observed, infused with Ridley's trademark wit and peppered with fascinating insights into the machinations of boardroom football, FLOODLIT DREAMS is a compelling journey into the hinterland of the beautiful game.

Ian Ridley, who co-wrote this book with Tony Adams, is an award-winning journalist and author. He co-authored Tony Adams’ groundbreaking memoir Addicted, and is the author eleven further books. He has written for the Guardian, the Observer and the Mail on Sunday.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 6, 2007)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416511458

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