In Black and White book review

The rise and fall of Gretna FC is one of the most fascinating football stories of recent times. After swapping English non-league for the Scottish Third Division in 2002, the border-town club won three successive promotions, reaching the Premier League and a Scottish Cup Final, plus the UEFA Cup qualifying rounds. But, after just six years in league football, the club fell into administration and folded. Then came the rebirth, the tale of which Anton Hodge is well-placed to tell, as he was the first chairman of phoenix club Gretna 2008. My review of his book, In Black and White, is in the latest issue of When Saturday Comes.

Read in issue 347 of When Saturday Comes and on the WSC website.

Published by Paul Brown

Writes about football, history, true adventure. The Guardian, Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, Longreads, Deadspin, etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK