The Bromley Boys: The True Story of Supporting the Worst Football Team in Britain

The Bromley Boys: The True Story of Supporting the Worst Football Team in Britain

Dave Roberts / Dec 12, 2019

The Bromley Boys The True Story of Supporting the Worst Football Team in Britain In the late s in the warm glow of England winning the World Cup Dave Roberts like most teenage boys his age was soccer mad There was just one difference rather than supporting the likes of soc

  • Title: The Bromley Boys: The True Story of Supporting the Worst Football Team in Britain
  • Author: Dave Roberts
  • ISBN: 9781906032241
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the late 1960s, in the warm glow of England winning the World Cup, Dave Roberts, like most teenage boys his age, was soccer mad There was just one difference rather than supporting the likes of soccer teams Arsenal or Manchester United, Dave s team of choice was the ever so slightly less glamorous Bromley Football Club one of the last genuinely amateur soccer teams leIn the late 1960s, in the warm glow of England winning the World Cup, Dave Roberts, like most teenage boys his age, was soccer mad There was just one difference rather than supporting the likes of soccer teams Arsenal or Manchester United, Dave s team of choice was the ever so slightly less glamorous Bromley Football Club one of the last genuinely amateur soccer teams left, fighting for survival in the lowest non league division This tale chronicles Bromley s worst ever season Dave turns up to each match with his soccer cleats in his bag, just in case the team is a player short the team misses so many goals that in one match, the taunting opposition fans actually lose count of the score The Bromley Boys is the touching true story about supporting a club through thin and even thinner proof that the a team may lose on the field, the there is to gain on the terraces.

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    172 Comments

    1. Loved it. In most part a book about a non-league club having a horrible 69/70 season, in part about the author's life as a staunch Bromley supporter in his teen years (including getting kicked out of school but finding friends and a happier life at a new school) and by the end it's a commentary about supporting your team no matter what. It was funny but by the end rather touching as well.


    2. This was hands down one of the best books I've read in the last 13 months (out of ~40). I liked it so much that I emailed the author to thank him for writing it - which is something I've never done before, ever. Bromley Boys was created with the perfect recipe: high levels of nostalgia, mixed in with a lot of football, a dash of 1970s pop culture and an ounce or two of irreverent self-irony. It tells the story of young Dave Roberts and his love affair with The Bromley Boys, a hopeless non-League [...]


    3. Most football fans (except my brother, who refuses to have anything to do with anything that has anything to do with the Arsenal) will have read Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby. It's the definitive book on what it's like to be a bloke who also supports a football team. It's also quite funny. It influenced every subsequent book about what it's like to be a football supporter. It also gave birth to a genre of writing that was subsequently termed 'lad lit'. Despite its imitators, nothing has been as goo [...]


    4. Have dipped in and out of this when it really deserved my full attention. Probably the funniest and best written football books out. Written from a personal recollection of being a teenager in the 70's and supporting Bromley FC during their worst season ever in the Isthmian league in 1969/70. On a par with Nick Hornby's "Fever Pitch" - if not funnier for the fact that most games ended in defeat and for the dogged belief in winning the next game! Loved it so much I might go down and watch the cur [...]


    5. Childhood MemoriesA well written memoirs about the love and relationship between an adolescent boy and his football club. Being a Non-League team, the commitment and camaraderie knows no bounds as he recalls life as one of the "inner circle". Provoking many personal memories for me, this is a very good read. My only reason for only giving 4 stars is because I'd never give 5 !!


    6. The story of One boys obsession with his local non league Football team in their worsed ever season 1969/70.The author provides a nice account of an obsessive 14 year old, following Bromley home and away, as well as school, Subbuteo,TV,girls, and anything else that entertained in 1969.


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