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Spurs fan Adam Michie is fed up with the Premier League. Countless television hours are devoted to it and billions of pounds are spent on players. Ticket prices have rocketed, matches are hyped beyond reality and results are predictable.
Something is missing. The soul of football has been lost.
In search of the honest roots of the sport, Adam adopted Leyton Orient in League One. Swapping Spurs’ Champions League exploits in Madrid and Milan for Orient’s scraps with Brentford and Bournemouth, this is the side of football where the Premier League is a distant dream and financial solvency is an achievement to be proud of.
ORIENTATION follows one ordinary football supporter trying to rediscover what it was that first made him fall in love with football.
Adam Michie is a Product Developer in legal publishing. He is a proud Tottenham Hotspur fan, although he has found room in his heart for Leyton Orient too. He can be found on Twitter using @flicksandtricks.
“Adam Michie perfectly captures the sense of futility that lies at the heart of every football fan. And makes it irresistibly attractive.” John Crace, author of Vertigo: One Football Fan's Fear of Success
1 September 2012 - ISBN 9780956946010
Paperback - 198 x 129mm - 272 pages