We accompany an awestruck, seven year-old Salford boy at his first game in 1966 watching Best, Law and Charlton in their pomp, through relegation, raucous away days and foreign adventures. There’s bucketloads of beer, banter . . . and Barcelona’s Nou Camp for the greatest night of all!
The cast includes Sir Matt, Captain Marvel, Eric the King, The Baby-faced Assassin, Reliant Robin and The Ginger Prince. The writer revels in a Fergie Wonderland, yet there’s solemnity too, the passing of heroes and American imposters. Above the Theatre of Dreams though, the red flag was, as ever, Flying High.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
During Mike Whittaker’s ‘unconventional’ life he was a very young winner of the Football Pink ‘Prize Postbag’, had a youthful stint as a United programme seller, was an accountant for 25 years and became a student at 48! In addition to his Manchester United obsession, he has an enduring love of soul music and claims to have been a fashion trendsetter!
Flyin’ High follows the formula of Mike’s first publication ‘Goan It Alone’, presenting his story in accessible verse, providing unrelenting laughs and experiences with widespread appeal.