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Win A Signed Copy Of Golden Daze...

Win a signed copy of Golden Daze...(see below for competition details)

Golden Daze gives a voice to football`s unsung heroes: anyone who`s ever experienced the passion and reality of following an unfashionable team - a Fever Pitch for fans whose teams never appear on Match of the Day. Set a quarter of a century ago, it`s essential reading for anyone who looks back with nostalgia on a more complex and yet also a simpler time, and understands that the rhythm of the football season is also the pulse of life.

Twenty five years ago in May 1984, wearing incredibly tight shorts and the occasional ridiculous hair cut, a football team from Watford stepped out onto the manicured turf of the old Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup Final. As they took the field they seemed to symbolise changing times, when maybe there was even a whiff of revolution in the air. Was the country going to the dogs or the Isle of Dogs? Just as Mrs Thatcher was taking on the miners, Watford, the unfashionable new kids on the block, were taking on the big boys.

But this isn`t a book about politics, football or even a particular football club. It`s a light-hearted story of passion and choices seen through the experiences of a young man across twelve momentous months during which he not only crosses the brink into adulthood but his team enjoys its best year ever. Like his club, his family and even his country, the novel`s hero stumbles blindly towards a crossroads. Just as his team edges towards the unltimate prize he too closes in on answers to the big questions of work, life and women. As the final whistle blows at Wembley the secrets to all three are finally revealed to him.

About the author: Nick Corble has had fourteen previous books published covering topics as diverse as the canals, the countryside and fairgrounds; and has featured in publications ranging from The Times to consumer magazines. His first novel, Golden Daze harks back to a time when life, and football, all seemed more vital somehow.



PUBLICATION DATE 1 November 2008

ISBN: 9781848760240 Price: 8.99

For more information see: www.nickcorble.co.uk

To win a signed copy, simply email competitions@vitalfootball.co.uk with your USERNAME, Full name and address (to post the prize to) and the answer to the following question:

What year did Watford play in the FA Cup final?

Hint, the answer is in the article above.

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The winners will be drawn at random, failure to complete the instructions above will lead to disqualification. Details, name and address etc are not stored anywhere after the closing date of the competition and are not passed on to any other company (apart from the winners details for the prizes to be posted out). The judges decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into. The competition closes November 30 2008 at midnight. Winners will be informed within one week of closing. Sorry, UK entries only




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Date:Monday November 10 2008

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Sounds a good read from our halcyon days under GT & Elton, promotions, league runners-up, cup finals, it just went on and on; then Dave Bassett arrived! I don't think we'll see the likes of those days again.,, but a win against the odds at Swansea tomorrow night and we're in the Quarter Finals! Come you Golden Boys!
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