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Football as it is played in the lower reaches of the Coca-Cola League Two. And football teams as they are run by at least one of teams in League Two, Frogley Town.When Frogley meat pie millionaire Joe Price buys the local struggling football team inMoreFootball as it is played in the lower reaches of the Coca-Cola League Two. And football teams as they are run by at least one of teams in League Two, Frogley Town.When Frogley meat pie millionaire Joe Price buys the local struggling football team in the close season it brings hope for many. For the players, who see themselves getting paid a bit more regularly. For Ron Atkinson-loving manager Donny Donnelly, a man direly in need of a transfer budget and a No 2 (and a mistress). For the Frogley Town fans, who visualise their team actually winning a game now and then. For local radio DJ Dave Rave, feng shui expert and commentator of the Town’s matches. For Dave’s dedicated listeners, most of whom reside in the local psychiatric hospital. For new police chief Superintendent Screwer, who can’t wait for the season to start so he can bring to bear his unique methods of crowd control. But most of all for lifetime number one fan Stanley Sutton, a man who is so dedicated to Frogley Town that he has dyed his dog Fentonbottom in the club colours, and who would die a happy man if the Town ever won the league and got into the Coca-Cola League One. Or even if they managed to reach the play-offs.Terry Ravenscroft’s Football Crazy is a comic tale of football, sex, insanity, sex, violence, and more sex. Oh and there’s some sex in it too.Amazon Reader’s Review -Apart from being very, very funny, Football Crazy is unique. For me it’s a marvellous mixture of Tom Sharpe and Ripping Yarns with its larger-than-life characters that come alive in your head as the story unfolds and the world of football superstars meets the rich tycoon who’s going to bring the return of long-awaited success. Except we’re talking Frogley Town and a meat-pie millionaire. Oh - and Superintendent Screwer who would see civil unrest in an impatient bus queue. As is the way with the best caricatures, we’ve sort of met the main characters before. We know elements of Donny Donnelly, Joe Price and Superintendent Screwer do actually exist in the real world- we can’t quite place who and where but we recognise them when we see them. I really do recommend this book, it’s a cracking story and, football fan or not, it will bring a smile to your face. It is crying out to be made into a one-off TV special. Anthony J McCrorie.