Simon Inglis is a fan with a mission. Fed up with being labelled an anorak, yet repeatedly led astray by the glimpse of a grandstand accross a crowded city, he searches the world for a deeper meaning behind his fascination with stadiums.
What is it, he asks en route from ancient Olympia to Sydney 2000, about men and neatly-edged turf? Why are there more football grounds in Buenos Aires than public libraries? Why do Auckland residents resent their local stadium while those in Chicago celebrate theirs? And what can we learn from the Indians, the Irish and a huckster from Huston?
The perfect companion volume to his bestselling books on football grounds, Sightlines is full of insight, wit, anecdotes and characters from a world beyond that every sports fan will recognise. It is proof that he is not alone.
Another classic. A glorious stadium odyssey
Inglis is the spiritual leader for us poor souls who suffer a sinful quickening of the pulse when we see floodlights looming...in a curious love-song to the modern sporting arena...his journey is one that demands company
A terrific book, full of unexpected wisdom, unforced humour and unfeigned amazement. It will remind you of why you love sport and why you love live sport