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Author Talk Steve McCluskie: Around the world in 80 games

January 27 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Story about the magic earth shaped ball that has connected
people around the world and see C.S.Lowry’s famous painting.

Author Steve Mccluskie after having travelled 97,000 miles, to 35 countries across 6 continents , I have finally completed my Around the World in 80 Games journey and accompanying book. I believe I’m the first person to have taken just a ball and four jumpers for goalposts and completed such a journey.

Fed up with the commercial aspects of modern football, the growing disconnect between players and fans, and alleged corruption within the governing bodies of the game, I decided I’d go and have a kick-about around the world, After all, it’s our game and not the preserve of the billionaires and Blatter’s of this world. The journey has taken me beyond my wildest dreams. These random pop-up games have attracted people of all ages and backgrounds to play, and many people who had never kicked a ball before. The magic earth shaped ball has connected people from all walks of life There has been no involvement with professional clubs, just a celebration of the game with members of the public. I returned with so many fantastic life affirming memories and stories

Join us as we find out more about Steve’snew books and his travel. He has recently had appearances on BBC North West News, Talk Sport (Hawksbee and Jacobs) and Talk TV. In addition, The Times, The Daily Mirror and The Daily Star have all featured my story, and I continue to give radio interviews (Rock FM, Lancashire Radio, Somerset Radio).


January 27
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Book Tickets on Eventbrite:
35 Greaves Street
Oldham, England OL1 1AL United Kingdom