Fast approaching 30, Barney Ronay is a Sunday League left back with some tough choices to make. Is staying in with his girlfriend and Gardeners World on a Friday night doing much for his match fitness? Would he be better off back with his best mate Dan in the bachelor pad of pizza boxes, lager and Playstation into the early hours? And at their age can they still afford to spend weekends in their desperate struggle to keep Bolingbroke Athletic afloat? Shouldn t they be growing up, getting married, spending their Sundays at Homebase? his is the hilarious story of a team in early mid-life crisis, hiding from responsibility in the strange masochism at the ugly end of the beautiful game - the smell of Deep Heat, naked fat men, hangovers and the eternal belief that next week you might just rediscover your first touch.
Barney Ronay lives in London and writes about sport for The Guardian and When Saturday Comes. He is co-editor of the Half Decent Football Book and creator of the mildly successful satirical sporting website The Pitch. He plays right midfield.