The Hatters and a Nice Old Lady: A Football Fan's Diary (Paperback)
The Hatters and the Nice Old Lady is a comprehensive football tome that weaves a fascinating personal memoir. It offers some reminiscences of a very serious football fan and the many people he met who were involved in the game. It satisfies a desire to record a life that has been hugely enriched by a major pastime, an in depth follower of football.
Luton Town came into Anthony's life as the nearest club to a country house in Bedfordshire, where the author had spent his early years. Supporting a club that has had more promotions and relegations than most others, life has never been dull. It couldn't have been more impeccable timing, as the book was completed at a time when Luton are really on the up. Not only have they been in the non-league conference only eight years ago, but they are now in the Championship, which is, of course, the second tier of the football league.
But what really sets this book apart from other football tomes is the fact that it also relates to two other teams; that is, Juventus and OGC Nice as well. The title itself is composed of "The Hatters", the nickname of Luton Town, "Nice" (OGC Nice) and Juventus (aka "the old lady").
The evocative story, along with the engaging writing style, tells a tale that is packed with a passion for football and intense emotions.