Hidden in the mountains of western Maryland lies the little village of Catoctin Creek. It's home to farmers and shopkeepers, dreamers and schemers. And it's the perfect place to fall in love.
Rosemary Brunner's life might look small to some, but she has things arranged just the way she likes them. She's turned her family farm into a sanctuary for troubled horses. She has dinner once a week with her elderly neighbors. And if she needs a little company and gossip, her best friend Nikki can swing by with dinner from the Blue Plate Diner and plenty to say. For a country girl with a heaping helping of social anxiety, she has things figured out just fine.
Then Stephen walks into her life, and her careful little world falls apart.
Stephen Beckett can't understand why his father retired to sleepy Catoctin Creek. The days are too quiet, the nights are too dark, and everything moves too slowly for his high-octane lifestyle. The sooner Stephen can get his life back in order and head back home ...
In the summer of 2013, Calvin Wade, a man with football in his blood and very little in his wallet, decided to embark upon an F.A Cup adventure that he and his father had discussed for over thirty years. The idea was to head to a game in the Extra Preliminary Round of the F.A Cup and then follow the winners of each game, up and down the country, through every round, until eventually reaching the bright lights of Wembley and the F.A Cup Final.
This is not only an autobiographical account of a nine month journey through the 2013-14 footballing season, especially the F.A Cup, but it is also a story about family, friendship, financial struggle and a footballing past. It is about tales new and old with English Peles, a man known as 'The Casual Hopper' and football fans of all ages throughout the British Isles.
With a foreword by former F.A Cup winning manager, Joe Royle, 'Another Saturday & Sweet F.A' seeks to show that Bill Shankly was right after all and sometimes football can be more ...