We are delighted to announce that one of our longest serving and most committed writers, Tony Higgins has had his first book published.
Those of you who have read true faith for any length of time will know Tony has covered Spanish for football for us from his base out in Murcia. I’m also very proud to call Tony a good friend but please don’t let that put you off this book. I’d also describe him as completely getting what we’ve been trying to do with true faith since the very beginning.
I think Tony will forgive me for describing him as very much old school Newcastle United. He’s a proper character but he’s as honest as the day is long and he is a 100% lad and very genuine in his love of football, Newcastle United and I think that even transcends his disenchantment with those running United and indeed how football has gone in the last few years.
Living in Spain, Tony might have been forgiven for falling in love with the whole scene around Barca and Real but he hasn’t. Tony sees a lot more to Spanish football than all of that hoopla. A Jarra lad born and bred and a Black & Whiter from his boot-straps, I commend this book to you. Its only available in e-format and it is only £4:99.
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Here is some more info about the book :
During the 2013-14 season Anthony Higgins followed fan owned club CAP Ciudad de Murcia, in the fifth tier of Spanish football. Tired of the excesses of the modern game and in an attempt to rediscover his mojo for the sport, the author goes on the road visiting every corner of the Spanish Region of Murcia and beyond. On his travels he discovers the club’s links with other fan groups throughout Spain and further afield which then takes him on journeys to places as diverse as Bilbao and Gibraltar.
En-route he pays a different kind of visit to some of Spain’s hidden pearls. This is a highly personal account of one person’s relationship with a country, its people, its history and ultimately its alternative football scene.
The book combines the pleasures of travel writing with a profound scrutiny of Spanish life seen through the eyes of an exile from Tyneside and of course it’s all played out to a backdrop of football.