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DOC ☆ READER How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FACup FREE é GWAIRSOFT ☆ ➽ [Reading] ➿ How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FACup By J.L. Carr ➲ – This classic humour novel chronicles the momentous journey of Steeple Sinderby an unremarkable FenlHeadmaster of the village school and the Wanderers captain Alex Slingsby a mighty warrior Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Epub #223 biding his time in uiet Sinderby for the chance to rise onc A cute little satire about English football which I needed after a heavy week and some rather heavy reads of late I think the FA Cup is one of the greatest competitions in all of sport because even the smallest amateur clubs are competing alongside the likes of the big Manchester and London clubs Steeple Sinderby Wanderers is one such minnow comprised of milk men the local parson and a few rough gems who have fallen into oblivion They follow a simple footballing philosophy but also use to their advantage an uneven pitch that partially floods as a means of besting their superiors Carr is writing a comedy; the narration is unreliable a lovestruck amateur reporter piecing together their famous season through observation newspaper clippings and hearsay and the events hyperbolic but he is envisaging the story of every small club's dream and the football action he writes is anything but far fetched aside from perhaps the match against Manchester United What I really enjoyed about the novel was the behind the scenes look at managing a small football club ticket sales parking sponsors kits enterprising ownership Carr does well in presenting the myriad aspects of the club's brush with fame and like his Booker nominated A Month in the Country the prose is steeped in the nostalgia of witnessing an extraordinary series of events unfold before you while knowing that it's too good to last The idiomatic British wit often went over my head which is my only real critiue Otherwise it's a nice book on football up there with Fever Pitch Home and Away and The Boy on the Shed if you're looking for any other titles

KINDLE Ó How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FACup Þ J.L. Carr

This classic humour novel chronicles the momentous Sinderby Wanderers Kindle #180 journey of Steeple Sinderby an unremarkable Fenland village from the mire of obscurity to national heroic I read this rather charming short novel as a little light relief before starting on the remaining books on this year's Booker longlist At heart it is a wish fulfilment fantasy about a village football team who by following a mysterious Hungarian guru's plan succeed in achieving every small football club's impossible dream proceeding all the way to the FA Cup final and winning that too If that were all there was to the story it would be at best an interesting oddity and an enjoyable comic fantasy but Carr's genius is making everything double edged by choosing to tell the story from much later after everything has fallen apart By concentrating on the details and acute observations of the realities of life in small rural communities he succeeds in adding a interesting layer to the story indeed the narrator is much interested in the characters and their machinations than in the game itself

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How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FACupS This unbelievable feat is contrived by the serendipitous How Steeple eBook #225 meeting of three great men Mr Fangfoss who cares nothing for football Dr Kossuth a Hungarian academic and The British writer and publisher J L Carr is undoubtedly best known for his masterpiece A Month in the Country 1980 a book I truly adore Nevertheless this author is much than a one book wonder as his excellent 1975 novella How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup clearly demonstratesI loved this tale of the plucky underdogs – titular non leaguers Steeple Sinderby Wanderers – overcoming all the odds to beat the mighty Glasgow Rangers scooping the much prized FA Cup in the process Although very different in style to Carr’s most famous work How Steeple Sinderby shares something of that novella’s tone an air of wistfulness and longing for halcyon times pastIn short the book charts the progress of a village football team who through a combination of talent discipline and determination achieve their dream of going all the way to cup final and snatching victory in the game’s closing minutesAnd then the truly magnificent Slingsby who had withstood this assault like a rock gathered the ball and on the turn sueezed a fierce low kick from the scrum And one wondered one wondered if this had been plotted months ago when this village side was still lost in the obscurity of the midland plains It had been All or Nothing Nothing if McGarrity had scored Nothing if Wilmslow hadn’t risen from the earth If if if p111Crucial to the team are its key players centre forward Sid Smith a once promising striker now lured out of retirement; Monkey Tonks the local milkman whose strength and agility make him an ideal candidate for goalkeeper; and last but not least Alan Slingsby whose earlier career at Aston Villa was cut short due to his wife’s need for round the clock careTo read the rest of my review please visit