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The Nowhere Men Paperback – 15 Aug 2014

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Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: ARROW LTD - MASS MARKET; 1 edition (15 August 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780099580263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099580263
  • ASIN: 0099580268
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Michael Calvin charts the evolution of the sports’ scouts from chaotic beginnings to Moneyball-inspired analysis, and is enough to make you pay close attention when you next pass a kids’ kickabout in the park" (Shortlist)

"‘Calvin’s book is excellent, a highly readable insight into the slog and grind of assessing talent.’" (Tottenham On My Mind)

"One of the ‘50 Best Sports Books Ever Written

In The Nowhere Men, Mike Calvin somehow manages to make the job of football scout sound like the most romantic existence imaginable. It also sounds bleak and deeply lonely. It is a fascinating insight into an often misunderstood and under-represented part of the sport, revealing the hours, dedication and struggles of men who love football and don’t know what they’d do without it." (Daily Telegraph)

"A magnificent book, full of extraordinary characters and beautifully told" (Rob Bagchi Guardian)

"There’s a strong contender for the William Hill Sports Book Prize in Michael Calvin’s The Nowhere Men, a book revealing the hidden lives of football scouts." (The Bookseller)

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Winner of The Times British Sports Book Award 2014.

A fascinating insight into the enclosed world of football scouts in the UK

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5.0 out of 5 starsFascinating insight
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4.0 out of 5 starsThese men should get a raise!
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5.0 out of 5 stars... his as a gift for my husband and he loved reading it
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