Ever wondered why England has not managed to repeat that glorious World Cup victory of '66? In this fact-based account, Alex Flemming shares his uniquely placed, extensive knowledge of 'the heavenly game' to examine the strategies that need to be put into place to achieve a vision of excellence for the future of English football. This is a must-read for fans, players and coaches, managers and sponsors - indeed any members of the football family.
Alex Flemming, born in 1952 in London, England of mixed central European parentage, emigrated to Germany in 1975 following a grammar school education and university graduation in European History and Literature. Uniquely, he writes in both English, his native tongue as well as in German, his mother's tongue.Flemming's professional career began as a teacher in a world famous language school, moving on to business management while finally developing into the IT environment as a troubleshooter and data mining expert. He has written extensively on a number of topics related to computer software and business intelligence issues. He was editor of a quarterly German trade e-zine for nine years and thereafter its English equivalent up to the end of 2004.His love, though, has always been writing and since his youth he has been compulsively creating short stories, novellas, poems, song lyrics and latterly novels, although the last four years have been his most productive amounting to a most varied and impressive portfolio which can be viewed on his website: www.alex-flemming.deHaving finally been persuaded and encouraged by friends to publish his work, the rather daring novel, Chain in Chains was released in July 2005 as his first publication. A second novel in German of a totally different nature was released in October 2005 which begs an English version.Now, his lifelong passion in football as well as historian training, the ability to detect a fundamental problem and to offer an innovative and sensible solution, coupled with his somewhat unusual but extremely entertaining writing skills, which pull no punches, have culminated in this most recent project, Walk On.