AROUND THE GROUNDS – BOOK – CHRIS NELSON
Chris Nelson conceived the idea to write the essential guide to the 92 clubs and grounds of the top divisions of the English football league told though insightful editorial, unrivalled essays, interviews and images.
Around the Grounds was conceived and written by Chris Nelson. This groundbreaking 264pg critically acclaimed guide to clubs and grounds was published by Footprint Handbooks.
Picture edited by Demi Taylor featuring images from the cream of international photographers.
With a life long love of the beautiful game, Chris guided the project from ideation and conceptualisation through research, writing and commissioning. Broken down by club, he told the story of each hallowed ground, celebrating the victories and commiserating the losses both on and off the pitch. Bringing to life defining moments, legendary characters and little known facts and stats Chris delivers a unique insight into the life and personality of each team as well as those who support them.
No one knows a football club better than their most ardent supporters. As a result, Chris approached club members, fans, bloggers and fanzine editors for additional insights. They shared not only their experience, knowledge and passion for the clubs but also essential travel info and pre-match rituals including details on where to score the best pints and pies.
Chris commissioned additional stories, ‘Tales from the Terraces’, written by fans for fans and worked with picture editor Demi Taylor to scour archives. They sourced the very cream in football photography to help bring the book to life, making this a true fans guide to English football.
Amazing. Around The Grounds is full of brilliantly selected, wonderfully diverse and exquisite images that show something of extraordinary interest or capture a fragment of a club’s soul.Amber Nectar