Friday, January 31, 2014
As fans, we tend to view matters through a very narrow and focused lens that is trained on our chosen club. It is all us and them; black or white; right or wrong. The fine detail, that which enriches the tapestry of the game, tends to be lost to us.
It is only when our attention is directed to these stories that we get to notice and appreciate them.
And those are the stories that I love to to tell. Discovering and then bringing back to life to story of a player whose achievements had been forgotten gives me immeasurably more joy than discussing the latest controversy. So does talking about clubs who rarely get into the limelight but are nevertheless doing remarkable things. To me, that is the writing that really matters.
These are the stories that I have been writing for the past years on whichever site would ask me; a collection of which I'm proud but also one that is spread all over the web.
Which is why I feel that the time has come to collect them all in one place in the form of an e-book.
The focus for now will be on individuals and their stories with another book collecting the stories of clubs scheduled for later on (and depending on how the first book does). Already the bulk of the stories are written (for a sample, check this one on Ferdinando Valletti) but I intend to add a few more in order to give it added depth.
This mailing list has been created so that anyone who would like to be kept informed about the progress of the e-book can do so. For me, however, just an occasional e-mail reminder doesn’t feel right so, every two weeks, I’ll be sending a short story from the Italian game which will (hopefully) keep you entertained.
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