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Fever Pitch

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In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that s before the players even take the field.

Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby s award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young mens  coming-of-age stories. Fever Pitch is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season.

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  1. Nick Hornby Fever Pitch
  2. Introduction
  3. 1968 —1975
  4. Home D
  5. A Spare Jimmy Husband
  6. Don Rogers
  7. England!
  8. Camping
  9. Boring, Boring Arsenal
  10. Pel
  11. Thumped
  12. Can You See Me on the Box?
  13. How I Won the Double
  14. Another City
  15. Islington Boy
  16. Happy
  17. My Mum and Charlie George
  18. Social History
  19. Me and Bob McNab
  20. Wembley II —the Nightmare Continues
  21. A New Family
  22. A Matter of Life and Death
  23. Graduation Day
  24. The Whole Package
  25. Carol Blackburn
  26. Goodbye to all that
  27. 1976 —1986
  28. My Second Childhood
  29. Supermac
  30. A Fourth Division Town
  31. Boys and Girls
  32. Just Like  a Woman
  33. Wembley III —the Horror Returns
  34. Sugar Mice and Buzzcocks Albums
  35. Wembley IV —the Catharsis
  36. Filling  a Hole
  37. Liam Brady
  38. Arsenalesque
  39. Life After Football
  40. Part of the Game
  41. My Brother
  42. Clowns
  43. Same Old Arsenal
  44. A Trivial Pursuit
  45. Coach
  46. On the Pitch
  47. The Munsters and Quentin Crisp
  48. Charlie Nicholas
  49. A Seven-Month Hiccup
  50. Coconuts
  51. Pete
  52. Heysel
  53. Dying on its Feet
  54. Drinking Again
  55. The Pits
  56. Freeing The Log-Jam
  57. 1986 —1992
  58. George
  59. A Male Fantasy
  60. From NW3 to N17
  61. Just Another Saturday
  62. Golden
  63. Bananas
  64. The King of Kenilworth Road
  65. My Ankle
  66. The Match
  67. No Apology Necessary
  68. Welcome to England
  69. Gus Caesar
  70. Walking Distance
  71. Tyranny
  72. Hillsborough
  73. The Greatest Moment Ever
  74. Seats
  75. Smoking
  76. Seven Goals and  a Punch-Up
  77. Saddam Hussein and Warren Barton
  78. Typical Arsenal
  79. Playing
  80. A Sixties Revival
  81. About The Author


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