Goalkeeper's Memoir Published - Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness by Justin Bryant

Book Publisher Bennion Kearny is delighted to announce the publication of the eagerly awaited - Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness by Justin Bryant.


Birmingham, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/08/2013 -- In 1988, 23-year-old American goalkeeper Justin Bryant thought a glorious career in professional football awaited him. He had just saved two penalties for his American club - the Orlando Lions - against Scotland's Dunfermline Athletic, to help claim the first piece of silverware in their history. He was young, strong, healthy, and confident. But professional football, he found, is rarely easy.

Small Time is the story of a life spent mostly in the backwaters of the game. As Justin negotiated the Non-League pitches of the Vauxhall-Opel League, and the many failed professional leagues of the U.S. in the 1980s and 90s, he struggled not only with his game, but his physical and mental health. Battling stress, social anxiety, a mysterious stomach ailment, and simple bad luck, he nonetheless experienced fleeting moments of triumph that no amount of money can buy. Football, he learned, is 95% blood, sweat, and tears; but if you love it enough, the other 5% makes up for it.

About the Author. Justin Bryant is a former professional goalkeeper. He is the author of the novel ‘Season Of Ash’. He is a qualified goalkeeper coach and is currently Director of Goalkeeping at NC State University.

Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness is available now in Print and Kindle formats. Paperback (184 pages) with a cover price of $9.99

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About Bennion Kearny
Bennion Kearny is a leading independent book and eBook publisher based in the United Kingdom. Recent soccer-focused titles have included:

Saturday Afternoon Fever: A Year on the Road for Soccer Saturday by Johnny Phillips

Scientific Approaches to Goalkeeping in Football: A practical perspective on the most unique position in sport by Andy Elleray

In turn, Bennion Kearny is now branching out into video and has just released a new Goalkeeper Training Video by professional goalkeeper Richard Lee. More details can be found at GoalkeeperTraining.TV