F ou loved Bromley Boys ou won t want to miss
this book Entertaining read from the always readable Dave Roberts regarding his obsession with watching Bromley in the dizzy heights of book Entertaining read from the always readable Dave Roberts regarding his obsession with watching Bromley in the dizzy heights of s top non league division Nice enough read but I wonder how much the author received for mentioning the league sponsor s name a million times
on this 300 or so pages this aspect this 300 or so pages This aspect found to be rather annoying especially since I was under the impression that this is an anti establishment football boo. Aside resorts Southport Barrow and fallen giants of the game Grimsby Wrexham Tranmere OK pushing it there the season unfolds and the ultimate 'home or away' decision approachesAgainst the odds the season also proves not to be full of the endless disappointments football fans are conditioned to expect Unfancied Bromley are on a mission they have a man called Moses up front and the promised land of the Football League might not be beyond their capabiliti. .
Still firmly outside the Football League As football fan I enjoyed reading
about Roberts continued passion for his team which is something I canRoberts continued passion for his team which is something I can relate to The book lacks some of that nostalgia and sense of wonderment which permeated Bromley Boys and made it a must read However Home and Away made for an enjoyable few days reading and has many parallels and references to Bromley boys Names like Phil D Amato Alan Soper and the awesome Grubby all make an appearance at some stage so G a roadmap based on the fixtures in the Vanarama National League It was like the ultimate package holiday; well for Dave at least Home and Away takes Dave and occasionally Liz too the length and breadth of the land on a journey of discovery with Bromley games thrown in So from the White Cliffs of Dover and the English Riviera Toruay through White Cliffs of Dover and the English Riviera Toruay through timeless charm of the Cotswolds Forest Green Cheltenham to towns steeped in history Lincoln Chester faded se. This was my second Dave Roberts book after reading Bromley Boys which was an easy 5 star Roberts book after reading Bromley Boys which was an easy 5 star The premise of Home and Away is similar to the first book with the author relentlessly following his childhood team throughout the season Several things have now changed for a start the author has returned to England after a long absence
and the his country is not what it was like 20 odd ears ago Bromley are now also a much betterthe his country is not what it was like 20 odd ears ago Bromley are now also a much better and they are playing in a higher division although they are. Dave Roberts was for once almost lost for words as the
news sank in perennial underachievers bromley in thesank in Perennial underachievers Bromley in the inducing fifth tier of English football It was the greatest achievement in the club's 130 ear history and by extraordinary coincidence Dave had decided to spend the next 12 months in the UK after an absence of 35 ears deciding whether he and his wife Liz could live there And what better way to explore modern day Blighty than by followin. ,