by John Graham Davies - £7.99 Turf Love (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780953182619 | ISBN 10: 0953182614
Despite threats from his wife, in May 2005 Kenny Noonan travels to Istanbul to watch Liverpool play AC Milan in the Champions League Final. He carries the scars of thirty years as a football fan and a Liverpudlian: the 1981 riots, the Thatcher years, Heysel, Hillsborough, the Liverpool dockers' dispute.
What happened to Liverpool FC in the second half in that 2005 final is legend. What happened to Kenny in the AC Milan director's box is stranger than fiction.
Beating Berlusconi! tells the story of one man's attempt to rediscover his belief in himself, his club, his city and his class.
"No-one can write about football better than the British - what an irresistible sense of humour!"
(Antonio D'orrico, Il Corriere Della Sera)
"An odyssey through 40 years of Liverpool life. Lively and punchy."
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