Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where can I buy Towns of Two Halves?

From me by emailing, since you’re here. Or you can order it:

  • In paperback or Kindle format from Amazon
  • Other ebook format at Apple iBooks
  • Or by quoting the ISBN number (978-0-9956787-2-9) at a book shop.

Why are Doncaster, Scunthorpe, Plymouth et al treated differently?

If not short shrift, some towns got shrift a little bit back of a length in the book. I didn’t want to write the same style of chapter 92 times. So I used some chapters to make particular points or to discuss general subjects. Also, since the book was published, I’ve added updates on the website to bring the treatment of those towns into line.

How does the book treat cities – destinations – with more than one club?

In most cases, with one conventional chapter and one at a tangent. London is different: ‘arbitrary’ is the word that comes to mind. A dozen of the entries are London clubs, and most of them are more or less conventional chapters.

Will you update Towns of Two Halves?

On the website, yes, at the end of each season. For example, in the week beginning 13 May 2019 Leyton and Salford replaced Yeovil (though not Nottingham, out of respect to Forest rather than to County). But also during the season, if I find that an existing entry needs updating. And, as above, I have published pieces here about Cambridge, Fleetwood, Luton, Norwich, Preston and others in a more informative, less biographical format.