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Ian Chisnall's 'Best Trip' Book Available

Ian Chisnall's 'Best Trip' Book Available

THE BEST TRIP BLACKPOOL'S SEASON IN THE SUN
By IAN CHISNALL

Foreword and Afterword By IAN HOLLOWAY


It took all of a full week … and maybe longer in some cases … for the implications of Blackpool's Wembley success to sink in and so it was early June before reality struck. The club with the smallest resources in Premier League history would be asked to compete with some of the world`s richest and most famous football clubs. That reality became stark when the fixtures were released in mid June, listing the first four away games as trips to Arsenal, Newcastle, Chelsea and Liverpool! Whichever way you looked at the campaign ahead it was certain to be unforgettable and BBC Radio Lancashire`s Ian Chisnall was determined that a record of the journey should be made. After hours of documenting the details week by week this, 'The Best Trip,' is his take.

From being top of the Premier League until seven thirty in the evening on the season's opening day right through to the nerve jangling 'Survival Sunday' at the end of May, the book chronicles the highs and lows of a truly exceptional campaign. It includes text from the broadcastable post match interviews with the inimitable manager, Ian Holloway, and many of the clips which could never have made it to the air waves.

There`s the inside track on the drama of the transfer window and the whole range of how the emotions were flung from pillar to post seemingly on a match by match basis. Find out what the gaffer REALLY said to Prince William who sent the club a letter to acknowledge his enjoyment of his visit to the Wolves match.

Whether you're a Blackpool fan or not, 'The Best Trip' is a unique account from one BBC Radio Lancashire sports broadcaster who never thought he would live to see the day that his adopted club would play in the best league in world football.

Published by Scratching Sheds Productions and priced at £12.99,`The Best Trip` will be launched with a signing session by Chissie in the club shop on November 5th, the day of the home game against Millwall.

The book can also be pre-ordered by ringing 0113 225 9797



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Writer:Editor
Date:Thursday October 20 2011
Time: 8:07PM

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