By David Picken

The Time of My Football Life

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David Picken was born in England but spent most of his adult life in Australia and, like many Australian football fans, promised himself that if the Socceroos made it to the 2006 World Cup in Germany - he'd be there. 

The Time of My Football Life (or how I spent my long service leave) is David's journey to the tournament. The travel, the people, the pubs, the ticket touts, the games. It's an adult's 'boys-own' adventure where David had two teams to support in what was literally the time of his football life. 


More Information

  • Format:  Paperback 
  • Published:  December 2019
  • ISBN:  978-1-925914-02-3
  • Weight: 178 grams
  • Size:  165mm x 165mm
  • Pages:  136 including colour images
  • Imprint: Popcorn Press

About the Author

David Picken was born in England and is a lifelong supporter of Port Vale now in the English Football League One (third tier) after a stunning play-off victory at Wembley in 2022.

He played competitively from age 11 to 45 in England, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. He has been a volunteer women's and junior football coach and an administrator with Surf Coast FC in Victoria, Australia. 

In his other life as a construction professional and academic (formerly in Hong Kong and then in Australia at Deakin University) he has published textbooks and scientific papers and won awards for excellence in teaching.

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