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Be In That Number

Carl’s debut book, which covers Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s 2018/19 season through the voices of official supporters’ clubs around the world, is rated 5 stars on Amazon and has spent time on top of the best-sellers list for Spurs-based books ahead of club legends such as Jimmy Greaves and Peter Crouch.

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Trailer for Be In That Number

With credits across the BBC’s comedy output and a growing reputation for entertaining and engaging football writing from the viewpoint of the match-going fan, Carl is quickly establishing himself as a strong comic voice.

The Show What You Wrote sketch – Terry and Peter have a minor boundary dispute. Featuring Game of Thrones star Ben Crompton and UK comedy circuit legend Gavin Webster.

The Underdog Blog – the website that ‘kicked off’ Carl’s football writing career. Follow the paths of FA Cup underdogs dreaming of Wembley.

COMING SOON: Winless: My Season with Football’s Biggest Underdogs

In 2015/16, New Mills AFC were relegated from English football’s eighth tier having failed to win a game all season. With national media attention descending and the unwelcome label of ‘the worst team in England’, a dedicated team of volunteers began to pick up the pieces.

Following their fortunes over the course of a year, comedian Carl Jones follows the players, management team, and fans working together to restore pride to this small community club on the edge of the High Peak as they rebuild their reputation and attempt to end a 15-month wait for a precious three points.

From the player turned manager who went on to become Chairman to the talented footballers spat out from Premier League Academies who dream of a career in the beautiful game, Winless takes an entertaining, insightful and sometimes light-hearted look at the everyday struggle of a semi-professional club from a fan’s perspective as New Mills AFC attempt to prove that they’re much more than a punchline.  

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