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Patrick Mangan


So Close: The Bravest, Craziest, Unluckiest Defeats in Aussie Sport (non-fiction/sport, Hachette Australia 2013)

Offsider: How a Scrawny Pommy kid learned to love the Socceroos (memoir, Melbourne University Publishing 2010)


Patrick Mangan was born in north London and his family migrated to country Victoria when he was five. In the mid-1990s, he became editor of Soccer Australia magazine and later worked as the soccer reporter for The Sunday Age and The Age. Patrick currently works as a book editor and is beginning to accept that he will never play for Arsenal. But he hasn’t yet given up on the Socceroos.