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November 2015

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ZOMBIE NATION AWAKES 

Welsh Football's Odyssey to Euro 2016

The Diary of a Reporter Supporter

Bryn Law

Foreword by Roger Speed
Preface by Chris Coleman

‘When Chris, the players, and our amazing fans were celebrating in Bosnia, I just know that Gary was there, chuffed to see the country he loved finally achieve its dream, and knowing that he'd played his part. It's a great story and Bryn is the right man to tell it.’
Roger Speed, from the Foreword

‘This diary tells the greatest story the nation's enjoyed since our one and only previous involvement in a summer tournament way back in 1958. A story told by someone who once travelled away to follow Wales as a supporter and now travels with the side as a reporter. I hope there are more glorious chapters for him to reflect in future, starting with France next summer!
Chris Coleman, from the Preface


This is the book that many Welsh football fans thought they’d never get to read; a tale of outstanding performances at home and away, qualification success and a FIFA Top Ten ranking, and the best thing is...it’s all true!

Zombie Nation Awakes tells the inside story of Wales’ amazing journey to qualifying for the finals of Euro 2016 in France; the first time Wales has played in finals of a major tournament since 1958.

Packed with passion, tinged with sadness, and written with great humour, Bryn Law’s diary of the campaign perfectly describes the emotions of following the Welsh national football team; when years of despair vanished in a wave of glorious euphoria to the sounds of Zombie Nation. It will bring a tear to your eye and put a massive grin on your face.

Game by game, and after an almost disastrous start in Andorra, Bryn’s diary reflects the growing but guarded optimism of the players, the supporters and the Welsh nation, as he reported on the campaign for Sky Sports. His passion for Welsh football shines through on every page of Zombie Nation Awakes and fans of Welsh football will love it.

Bryn Law is a reporter and broadcaster with Sky Sports and a passionate Wales football supporter. He has followed the Wales squad and management team, on behalf of Sky Sports, throughout the qualification for Euro 2016  Popular with both fans and players, Zombie Nation Awakes is Bryn’s first book.

 

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