Offshore worker’s football novel receiving rave reviews


A grandfather from Merseyside has put his free time aboard North Sea rigs to great use by writing a novel about football that is attracting huge interest worldwide. Peter Farrell’s book, “Give the Fans Sweet FA”, tells the story of its author’s audacious quest to gain free admission to football matches by sneaking past security guards during the early- to mid-90s. Mr Farrell was protesting against skyrocketing ticket prices and a perceived lack of respect being show to fans at the start of the Premier League era.