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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, David Templar’s new novel, School Of Football, takes readers on a journey through the eyes of teenage football genius with a talent for reading matches, Greg Welling, in the 1980s.
School Of Football
Football has been a huge piece of the cultural identity of the UK, with fans supporting their teams passionately. It has supported thousands of jobs and generated billions of pounds in annual revenue, making it a major contributor to the UK economy. Football has the ability to unite people and advance social cohesion, and it has prompted an increase in football-related the travel industry and media.
In his new book, School Of Football, writer David Knight tells the story of Greg Welling, a young boy experiencing childhood during the 1980s. Football is his first love, he has dedicated his entire life to it, and he has a remarkable talent to analyse football matches. Living in a time before the web and Sky television, Greg must depend on papers, radio stations, teletext, and his number one TV program, Match of The Day, to stay up with the latest.
An opportunity meeting with a nearby football trainer drastically changes his life. Does he truly be able to strategically change the progression of a football match? Is it possible for him to become a football manager as a teenager, earn the respect of men twice his age, and still lead a normal teenage life?
Is he truly a child genius or just a lucky boy? Take a journey with him to find out!
With an engaging hero and a vivid story catching the embodiment of football culture during the 80s, School Of Football is a must-read for everybody, regardless of whether they love the beautiful game.
David Templar, who was 18 when he joined the Army Catering Corps in April 1986, strongly recommends a military career due to the camaraderie it provides. He enjoyed his journey from a know it all little boy, to a confident man. After serving in numerous locations including both Iraq clashes, tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia, and traveling the world, he resigned from the Royal Logistic Corps following 22 years of service, with the rank of Senior Sergeant Major.
Acclimating to regular citizen life was quite difficult for him, however he embraced it and worked in management for a large supermarket for more than 10 years. He decided to write his book idea down during the COVID lockdown, and he was surprised by how much information he needed. However, he thoroughly enjoyed writing the manuscript and received overwhelmingly favorable feedback from his loved ones. He joined an online book club and kept on adjusting the story until he was happy with it. Ultimately, he chose to distribute it on Amazon and is pleased with his book, trusting that it puts a smiles on the faces of all that read it.
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