Support Your Local League: A South-East Asian Football Odyssey by Antony SuttonSupport Your Local League: A South-East Asian Football Odyssey by Antony Sutton

Support Your Local League: A South-East Asian Football Odyssey

byAntony SuttonDesigned byRetta Laraway

Paperback | December 3, 2018

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With the 2014 World Cup as a backdrop, British expat Antony Sutton takes us on a journey as he meets and learns about the people who play, coach and follow football in South East Asia.
 
Along the way he meets football hooligans, a member of the 1990 Cameroon World Cup squad, and numerous players and coaches, both well known and some merely just making a living.
 
It is a gentle, humorous, rollicking and revealing insight that is part 'boys own' travel adventure, part football life lessons, and part social and political commentary on the four heavyweight South East Asian nations of Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Antony doesn't remember a time when football wasn't part of his life, but he also isn't entirely sure how it all started. His earliest memories are of being given Arsenal books and programmes in the early 1970s, listening to the BBC World Service commentary from his home in Belgium on a Saturday afternoon, mentally kicking every bal...
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Title:Support Your Local League: A South-East Asian Football OdysseyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.57 inShipping dimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.57 inPublished:December 3, 2018Publisher:Fair Play PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:064813332X

ISBN - 13:9780648133322

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Singapore 

1.      The SLeague Experience

2.      Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

3.      A Japanese Experience In Singapore

4.      The Lions’ First Roar

Part 2: Malaysia

5.      Malaysia’s First Super Club

6.      The Failed Groundhopper

7.      The Story Of Super Mokh

8.      Football’s Uniform Fetish

Part 3: Thailand

9.      Just A Football Fan Hanging Out On Pattaya Beach

10.   Chonburi & The Rise Of Representative Football Clubs

11.   Bangkok’s Football Mile

Part 4: Indonesia

12.   A Lesson In Geography

13.   Double Trouble

14.   Football On The Big Screen

15.   Jakarta, The Football Crazy City Of Malls

16.   Indonesian Clubs Take To Asia

17.   The World Cup Star Who Made Indonesia Home

18.   Bandung Is Blue

19.   Persib, A Way Of Life

20.   Give Youth A Chance

21.   The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

22.   May The Green Force Be With You

23.   Choirul Huda - 100% Lamongan

Acknowledgements

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