Up Pohnpei : a quest to reclaim the soul of football by leading the world's ultimate underdogs to glory.Material type: TextPublication details: London : Profile, 2012Description: 1 online resource (314 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781847658005; 1847658008Subject(s): Watson, Paul, 1984- | Conrad, Matt | Soccer teams -- Micronesia (Federated States) -- Pohnpei Island -- Anecdotes | Soccer -- Coaching -- Micronesia (Federated States) -- Pohnpei Island -- Anecdotes | Sport & RecreationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Up Pohnpei : A quest to reclaim the soul of football by leading the world's ultimate underdogs to glory.DDC classification: 796.33409966 LOC classification: GV944.B7Online resources: Click here to access MontanaLibrary2Go title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title | Image
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Prologue; 1 In Search of the Lost Cause; 2 Money for Nothing; 3 A Marginal Decision; 4 In a League of Their Own; 5 Mad Dogs and an Englishman; 6 Team Pohnpei; 7 Progress and Politics; 8 Their Country Needs You!; 9 An Injury Crisis; 10 Crushed; Epilogue: Extra Time; Acknowledgements; Footnotes; Chapter 1; ch01fn1a; Chapter 3; ch03fn1a.
After one too many late night discussions, football journalist Paul Watson and his mate Matthew Conrad decide to find the world's worst national team, become naturalised citizens of that country and play for them - achieving their joint boyhood dream of playing international football and winning a 'cap'. They are thrilled when Wikipedia leads them to Pohnpei, a tiny, remote island in the Pacific whose long-defunct football team is described as 'the weakest in the world'. They contact Pohnpei's Football Association and discover what it needs most urgently is leadership. So Paul and Matt travel.
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