Saturday, 3pm by Daniel Gray #review @d_gray_writer @BloomsburyBooks

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Saturday, 3pm: 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football by [Gray, Daniel]

I heard Daniel Gray read from his book Saturday, 3pm at Waterstones in Edinburgh’s Princes Street at an event last Christmas. His passion for football really came across strongly and his writing was so poetic. Not, perhaps, what you might expect from a book of essays about football. I have been reading the book recently as a bit homework (all will be revealed soon!) and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The book consists of 50 short essays about various aspects of football from the first game of the season to the last, the joy of spotting a fellow supporter somewhere unexpected, the magic of floodlights and of course, as is almost inevitable in Britain, watching the game in bad weather.

Among my favourites was ‘Going with Dad’ which movingly suggests that fathers and sons attending matches together is a way of silently expressing their love for each other. ‘My Daughter Listening at…

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