Only A Game?



The 40th anniversary edition of the classic inside account of a season at a professional football club

“The best book about football I have read by someone who has actually played the game…everyone who has ever dreamt of a sporting career should read it” – Nick Hornby

The season began so well for the Republic of Ireland international midfielder Eamon Dunphy at Millwall – and ended in disillusionment and being on the transfer list. In this classic memoir, he charts the progress of the team during a season that begins with such high hopes and is filled throughout with high drama. Populated with extraordinary characters – and with access to the dressing room that would be impossible today – Only a Game? is both a riveting read and an exceptional insight into professional sport.

“It remains both greatly admired and unmatched.” – Richard Williams, The Guardian

“The best and most authentic memoir by a professional footballer” – Brian Glanville

“Exceptional. It became the standard by which similar books were judged, and was exceeded in acclaim only with the publication of Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby more than a decade later.” – The Times

ISBN: 9780140102901

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Written as a diary, Only a Game? records events from the dressing-room during the 1973 to 1974 season through the eyes of Irish International soccer player, Eamon Dunphy.

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Weight0.149 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm










2nd Edition


796.334092 (edition:21)


General – Trade / Code: K

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