After one too many late-night discussions, football fanatic Paul Watson and his mate Matt Conrad hatch the perfect plan: find the world's worst national team, become citizens of that country, and win an international cap by playing for them. Wikipedia leads them to Pohnpei, a remote Pacific island whose team is described as 'the weakest in the world' - and in urgent need of a coach....
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"Light, funny, enjoyably punchy." (Sport magazine)
"Filled with passion and warmth." (FourFourTwo)
"The must-read football book of 2012." (ESPN Soccernet)
This book was more then just a story about football (soccer). This is the story of Paul Watson and his friend Matt Conrad and there quest to coach a National team. Getting the job is only the first step in setting up an entire football program. The players come to life in this book and you get a real sense of community.
This is an inspirational story about a team no one cared about and how two men with a dream changed things for the better.
I loved this book. Great story and a great little view of life in a place you've most likely never heard about.
If you like football and travel books you'll probably love this. If you only like one of those two it's still a very good read.
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