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Win A Copy Of The Bromley Boys

In the late 1960s, in the warm glow of England winning the World Cup, Dave Roberts, like most teenage boys his age, was football mad. There was just one difference: rather than supporting the likes of Arsenal or Manchester United, Dave`s team of choice was the ever so slightly less glamorous Bromley Football Club (who currently play in the Blue Square Conference South) - one of the last genuinely amateur football teams left, fighting for survival in the lowest non-league division.

The Bromley Boys is the story of Bromley`s worst ever season. It is a funny and heart-warming tale of football at the very bottom: Dave turns up to each match with his football boots in his bag, just in case the team are a player short; the crowd is always announced as 400 as no-one can be bothered to count; the team ship so many goals that in one match, the taunting opposition fans actually lose count of the score.

When Saturday Comes called The Bromley Boys 'genuinely funny - throughly recommended'. The Bromley Boys is published by Portico priced 10.99. For more information go to www.anovabooks.com.

To be in with a chance of winning one of two copies, simply answer the following question:

What league Bromley are currently playing in?

Send your full name, Vital Football username and address including postcard to: competitions@vitalfootball.co.uk MARK THE SUBJECT AS BROMLEY COMP.

Failure to send in the details as above will lead to disqualification.

Terms and conditions:

The winners will be drawn at random, failure to complete the instructions above will lead to disqualification. Details, name and address etc are not stored anywhere after the closing date of the competition and are not passed on to any other company (apart from the winners details for the prizes to be posted out). The judges decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into. The competition closes October 19 2008 at midnight. Winners will be informed within one week of closing. Failure to reply to the notification within 21 days will lead to forfeit of the prize and the prize will go to the next randomly drawn entrant. Sorry, UK entries only




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Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 21 2008

Time: 4:40PM

Your Comments

"Failure to send in the details as above will lead to disqualification" - sounds a bit strict to me ... not been on a 'How to Appeal through English course then ! ... Sod ya Pompey have just lost 6-0 so you can stick ya book and ya officious comments right up where the sun don't shine
Chix
Bad timing to say the least!
storagematt
Factually incorrect too. According to Michael Palin's Ripping Yarns, Barnstonworth are the worst team in the world so who am I to disagree?
eastneydave
A quick thanks to the vitalfootball peeps - there was a competition a few months back for a book called 'Mad For It' about football rivalries and I ended up winning one (came through me door last week). There's a chapter on Pompey v you-know-who and, amongst others, Iran v Iraq (eek!). A top read!
Squee
I have had a go as I was born very closeby and a prize is a prize after all.
eastneydave
And not that but I have won the book - arrived today 21/10. Look forward to reading it.
eastneydave
 

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