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Who is the Quiet Fan?

It’s you, me and almost everyone who follows football. But for years we’ve been marginalised by the hooligans, the fanatics, the obsessives and the angry. Only the ‘passionate’, it seems, can say that they love their clubs and love the game. This quiet fan is finally speaking up and saying: it’s time to reclaim the middle ground.

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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published August 22nd 2018 by Unbound Digital
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Dan Klonowski
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
A slower read than I thought it might be for me, a budding futbol fan. Once I got to the last chapter however, I flew through it, gaining insight on how the game as a whole has changed from a labor of love to, in too many markets, just another capitalistic push for profit. I do love that the author ends his memoir on the simple joys of enjoying the game for the game, especially in traversing the field as a referee - something that he and I share.
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Don't be so hard on yourself mate.
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