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    Reviewed in the current issue of When Saturday Comes -

    As the game becomes ever more corporatised, homogenised, and artificially boosted, it's reassuring that a certain sub-genre of football publishing stubbornly refuses to die. We'll call it minnowcore, for want of a better team - the celebration of teams who aren't even household names in their own homes. Now, to the likes of Charlie Connelly's Stamping Grounds and James Montague's Thirty-One Nil, can be added this charming little tale of how a team of Irish students somehow fought their way into the second round of the Europa League.

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    I've read both of those books they compare them to, and they're both great, so that's a genuinely ringing endorsement.

    Minnowcore is a good name for it.
    Author of Never Felt Better (History, Film Reviews).

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    They're actually the two books I likened it to myself when contacting publishers. (Montague's publishers, Bloomsbury, asked for more info before deciding it wasn't quite commercial enough for them)

    But yep, it's a better review than a simple "It's excellent" alright.

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    If I ever write my LOI memoirs I call it six nights in Esch-sur-Alzettet, Luxembourg is the most boring country on the planet. Must give this book a look.

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    Just finished it there. Really good read, would recommend it to any football fan. I never really knew how badly Dudelange's players reacted at the end of the tie.
    Author of Never Felt Better (History, Film Reviews).

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