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'Conversations in the Café': An Evening with football author Mat Guy

  • Waterstones Southampton-West Quay Westquay Shopping Centre Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1QE (map)

In the warm up to the World Cup, Waterstones SouthamptonWest Quay are pleased to welcome football author Mat Guy for what promises to be one of our most entertaining 'Conversations in the Café'.

Mat will be talking about his new book Minnows United, an ode to the unsing heroes of football matches talking place out of the limelight all around the world. From little known teams within the UK such as Port Talbot, Berwick Rangers and Macclesfield Town, to teams representing countries that, to most of the world, don't even exist, Mat will regale us with tales of his travels to remote parts of the globe to experience football not only on the fringes of the game, but on the fringes of the world.

He even travels back in time to explore the amateur Saints team that carried on playing during The Blitz, as well as the Southampton A&B teams that competed against Eastleigh in The Hampshire League.

This event is free to attend, but booking is strongly advised due to the popular nature of the event. Please email Nichola Gale at to reserve a space.

Minnows United: Adventures at the fringes of the beautiful game by Mat Guy