Dougie Brimson Wings Of A Sparrow

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Wings Of A Sparrow

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When Rob Cooper, editor of the anarchic soccer fanzine Wings Of A Sparrow receives the latest in a long line of solicitors letters, he suspects yet another law suit has landed in his lap. Instead, he finds himself slap bang in the middle of a situation the like of which fans the world over have dreamt about since the birth of the game. But when your dreams become reality, they very quickly take on a very different meaning. Sometimes they can even turn into nightmares. Wings Of A Sparrow is not simply a tale of revenge and bitterness, it's a light-hearted story of one man, the great game, a small fortune and a season of personal discovery.

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After 18 years service with the Royal Air Force, including both the Falklands War and the first Gulf War, the ex-Sergeant engineer’s literary career began in 1996 when he wrote a book based on his own experiences as a football casual entitled, Everywhere We Go. The book examined the culture of football and football hooliganism from the inside and became an instant smash. A further 13 books have followed and their success has established him as not only one of the UK's most prolific authors but a leading authority on the issue of lad culture. Dougie has also written screenplays to the successful films Green Street, Top Dog and Wings of a Sparrow and currently has three films in production.

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‘Oi! Cooper! You fat twat!’ Rob Cooper stood, ball balanced in his right hand, and ignored the comment shouted at him. He had more important things to focus on. To his front, at the other end of the stadium and bathed in the lengthening shadows of a May afternoon, lay the massed banks of the Rose End. A sea of yellow shirts and eager faces providing a wall of noise, it forged the perfect background to a late spring Saturday afternoon at United. To his rear lay the enemy. Rabid, retarded and clothed in blue and white. Rob couldn’t even bear to think their name, let alone speak it. Vermin came close, scum was closer. ‘Cooper! You arsehole!’ Rob smiled to himself as he thought about them. He had followed United all his life and so knew better than most how deep the hatred ran. Forget all that Old Firm and Merseyside bollocks, this particular derby was where real venom could be found. He glanced over his shoulder. Not enough to see them but enough to let them think he had and a warm glow of contentment welled up in him as the level of vitriol directed at him cranked up yet another notch. Rob loved the fact that his hatred for them was reciprocated, but on this occasion they had extra reason to detest him. This was the final game of the season and they had come into it needing a win to stay up. Instead, thanks to his inspired goalkeeping, they were clinging on for a scoreless draw and the point that would give them a nervous few minutes waiting for news of results elsewhere. Rob’s eyes were drawn in the direction of the fourth official who had walked out to his position between the two technical areas and was fiddling with his board. And there it was - two minutes. It was do or die, all or nothing. He dropped the ball to the floor and rolled it forward with his left foot. His natural instinct was to hoof it upfield but instead Rob followed the ball out of his area, tapped it forward again and then broke into a trot. Within seconds, he was running upfield until the challenges began to come. A drop of the shoulder saw him pass the first with ease, then a pull-back and swerve left the next for dead.

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