You can preview the full text online with a Subscription


Male | 30s | Under 3 minutes
Starts on page 18

EXTRACT: How can I make you understand? When you’re out there reaching for a mark, even clambering onto the shoulders of the man you’re trying to beat, and your hands are raised to the sky and the ball glides into those hands, like it belonged nowhere else in that moment, when the voices of eighty thousand punters become one thundering roar, and you’ve not only blocked that goal but sent the ball soaring over the heads of all those fuckers, right into the arms of your man at the other end.

Contains coarse language
Contains adult themes