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Fever Pitch Setting & Symbolism

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Football

Football is a sport where two teams of players try to score by putting the ball in the other team's goal without using their hands. It is called soccer in America.

Highbury

Highbury is Arsenal's home football field in London.

The Home Counties

The Home Counties are a suburb of London, England, where Nick Hornby lived as a child with his mom and sister.

Wembley

Wembley is the main football stadium in England, where national team games and cup finals are frequently played.

The West Stand

The West Stand is a section of the stadium at Highbury. The tickets for this section are more expensive and more affluent, middle-class people tend to sit there. Nick Hornby sits in this section when he goes to games with his dad.

Schoolboy's Enclosure

Schoolboy's Enclosure is a section of the stadium at Highbury. The tickets for this section are cheap...

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