Pat Nevin – The Accidental Footballer
Friday 12th August, 2022
Lodge Stage, Lodge Grounds
Pat Nevin never wanted to be a professional footballer. His future was clear, he’d become a teacher like his brothers. But Pat was far too good to avoid attention. Raised in Glasgow’s East End, he loved the game, playing for hours and obsessively following Celtic. But as he grew up, he also loved Joy Division, wearing his Indie ‘gloom boom’ coat and going on marches – hardly typical footballer behaviour! Placed firmly in the 80s and 90s, before the advent of the Premier League, and often with racism and violence present, Pat Nevin writes with honesty, insight and wry humour in The Accidental Footballer. Pat Nevin has played for Clyde, Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers, Kilmarnock and Motherwell and won 28 caps for Scotland.