Readers of When Saturday Comes will be aware of Ian Plenderleith's excellent work and this take on the game sits alongside the very best football fiction out there. A difficult genre to crack, this is a nicely paced and often hilarious read and it's fair to say, we thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
Following 'former England prospect' Carl Meacock at a crossroads in his career, we travel with a 29 year footballer carrying a past plagued by injury and self-detonation that's left him with only one club offering him regular football - Lincoln's fourth club, Dynamo FC. Convinced by a chairman's promises of investment and big ambitions, Meacock joins Dynamo and signs a contract with an unusual clause - he must not start a relationship with the chairman's beautiful daughter Olivia.
To say much more would spoil what is a great read, available for a ridiculously low sum of £3.09 here. At 238 pages it genuinely leaves you wanting more, and when was the last time you could say that about football fiction?