Barclay Boy: Season in the Sun (Norwich City)
This is a book dedicated to being a Norwich Supporter. It looks at the 2011/12 season on and off the field, from the jubilation of promotion from the Championship to the thrills and spills of competing with the best teams in England.
Over the years much has happened at Carrow Road. The supporters have been poked, prodded, dealt cruel blows and seen dour performances. They've been encouraged to pay up and shut up, and believe the line that you can be prudent and ambitious.
Since the club board changed and the management team was reinvigorated it's been a fantastic rollercoaster ride. The spirit of the team, the dedication of the support, and the humour and excitement surrounding the club as it rose into the Premier League.
It casts a humorous eye over the strange world of a football fan, dealing with a whole host of subjects from the weekly hike to Norwich from London to watch games and the constant struggle to convince your partner that you aren't crazy.
It tells of some of the extraordinary situations the author has found himself in over the club's first season back in the big time since 2005. Being a Norwich fan is never easy, but the ride is worth it.
About the Author
James Scoltock was educated at Acle High School, East Norfolk Sixth Form College and Lincoln University. He worked as an English teacher in Japan before returning to the UK and being given his first break in journalism with The Sunday Times.
This was before moving over to the world of automotive publishing with Automotive Engineer. Now exiled in London, James is a season ticket holder and resident of the Barclay's stand at Carrow Road.
His love affair with football began over two decades ago, watching the great Liverpool teams of the 1980's, but it was Norwich that stole his heart.