Hilly goes by the book with Blues

The Non-League Football Paper - - NEWS -

We’ve let Steve Hill loose on you again this week (see page 47), our in­trepid Chester fan who last sea­son doc­u­mented his trails and tribu­la­tions fol­low­ing the Blues home and away ev­ery game of the sea­son. From Au­gust to May, Steve at­tended over 50 games, trav­el­ling north of 15,000 miles and cough­ing up god knows how much money, all for the cause of watch­ing his foot­ball team lose a lot more than they won.

I ex­changed texts with Steve yes­ter­day morn­ing, and he in­formed me – not that I needed in­form­ing – that he was head­ing down to Crab­ble. His ex­act words: “En route to Dover… we never get any­thing there...” And he was right!

He’s cur­rently in the process of fin­ish­ing a book – The Card – that de­tails his ef­forts to join the foot­ball fan’s Holy Grail of watch­ing ev­ery game, home and away, in a sea­son. I’m get­ting noth­ing from this plug (I prob­a­bly won’t even get a free book), but I have your in­ter­ests at heart. Pub­lished by Ock­ley Books and re­leased in time for Christ­mas, it will make a nice lit­tle stock­ing filler, un­less you’re a Wrex­ham fan, of course.

Alex Narey Ed­i­tor – @anarey_NLP

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