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Journeyman: One Man's Odyssey Through the Lower Leagues of English Football by Ben Smith

Journeyman: One Man's Odyssey Through the Lower Leagues of English Football

by Ben Smith

Most of Smith’s years in the game were spent outside the vaunted, big-money environs of the Premier League – and this sporting memoir is all the more entertaining as a result. 1995: an adolescent Ben arrives at the training ground of one of England’s biggest clubs to begin his journey and realise his dream of playing top-flight professional football. Aged just sixteen, he shares pre-season sessions at Arsenal with the likes of Dennis Bergkamp and Ian Wright. Surely this is the start of a stellar career? Instead, the next seventeen years saw the bright young star descend the ranks from Highbury to obscurity. With seasons playing for the likes of Reading, Yeovil, Southend, Hereford...



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