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Shots in the Dark by David Kynaston

Shots in the Dark: A Diary of Saturday Dreams and Strange Times

David Kynaston

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 6 Aug 2020
ISBN: 9781526623027

Brimming with wisdom and humour, David Kynaston's diaries written over one football season offer up his most personal take on social history to date.

3 stars out of 5
21 Jul 2020

"A football fan tackles topics both on and off the pitch"

Yet, where Kynaston’s views on politics and sport intersect are the forgotten virtues of agreeing to disagree. He’s the sort of fan I want to sit next to: partisan yet civil, eyes on the match but aware there are bigger things to worry about.  Why be a football fan, then? Because, in the case of Kynaston and thousands of others, a valuable sense of identity is still derived from the teams they support. So who cares what the football is like anyway?