As the idea for this book starts to take shape, and as I keep going on research trips to see games and check out clubs, I am getting a better sense of what I hope to have in the actual book.

Vicarage Road, home of Watford FC

Vicarage Road, home of Watford FC

That will come in the summer of 2017, but for now I thought I would share the (current) Table of Contents here, just to let people know what I have in mind, and also to see if anybody has feedback.

I won’t actually get to all of these, certainly not for the First Edition. But I plan to update it every year, as I get to more clubs, and as teams go up and down through the leagues. The ones I don’t get to will have very brief entries until I do.

So here you go. I have also provided links to any content that already exists on the site in some form.

An American’s Guide to Soccer in England

Introduction

english-soccer-tickets-windowMaking Plans

At the Ground

The Clubs

Craven Cottage, Home of Fulham FC

Craven Cottage, Home of Fulham FC

Greater London

Near London (within 90 minutes or so)

  • Cambridge
  • Colchester
  • Crawley Town
  • Gillingham
  • Ipswich Town
  • Luton Town
  • MK Dons
  • Oxford
  • Reading
  • Southend United
  • Stevenage
  • Wycombe Wanderers

The South Coast

  • Base: Brighton
  • AFC Bournemouth
  • Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City FC

Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City FC

West Country and Wales

Villa Park in Birmingham

Villa Park in Birmingham

West Midlands
Base: Birmingham

East Midlands

Sheffield United fans before a game

Sheffield United fans before a game

Yorkshire

  • Base: Sheffield or Leeds
  • Barnsley
  • Bradford City
  • Chesterfield
  • Doncaster
  • Grimsby Town
  • Hull City
  • Leeds United
  • Rotherham
  • Scunthorpe
  • Sheffield United
  • Sheffield Wednesday
  • York
Old Trafford, home of Manchester United

Old Trafford, home of Manchester United

The Northwest

St. James Park, home of Newcastle United FC

St. James Park, home of Newcastle United FC

North and Northeast

Throw-Ins

(Scattered throughout the book)

  • Notable Derbies
  • How I Became an Honorary Mackem
  • A Trip to the National Football Museum
  • Match of the Day: A History and Appreciation
  • The Last Day: “Total Chaos”
  • The Magic of the FA Cup
  • The Class of ‘92
  • The Friendly Final
  • Notable Yanks
  • How to Read a Scoreline
  • Formations: What do all the Numbers Mean?
  • “We’re Going to Wem-ba-lee!”
  • England’s Deal With Penalties … and Germany
  • The Taylor Report
  • The New Goal-Line Technology
  • Some “Great Escapes” to Know About
  • Jose Mourinho, the “Special One”
  • Aguero!!!!
  • Hillsborough
  • Etc.