Football Stole My Life: An Evening of Therapy

7pm Thursday 21st February

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Paul Watson, is the author of Up Pohnpei: Leading the Ultimate Football Underdogs to Glory, the story of the year he gave up everything to become the manager of the worst international football team in the world. With no funding, a population whose obesity rate is 90 percent and toad-infested facilities in one of the world's wettest climates, this was a journey is beset by obstacles from the outset. James Corden has already said “It embodies the true spirit of football: to bring people together.”


Alongside him will be Iain Macintosh and Neil White, two of the authors of Football Manager Stole My Life: 20 years of Beautiful Obsession, the definitive story of one of the most successful computer games ever made. From interviews with the players who become world beaters in the game, but in real life never make the big leagues, to the men who designed it, and interviews with a Football Manager addict to discover what 20 years as a virtual football manager has done to him, this book takes us inside the football game that has been cited in 35 divorce cases.