Title: Alle ballen op Heintje - Jeugdherinneringen
Author: Hugo Borst
# Pages: 62 (9656)
Category: Sports (Football)
Nowadays every football fan in the Netherlands will know Borst as a pundit who isn’t afraid to give a controversial opinion. He is a writing journalist though, mostly about sports, football in particular, though he also writes columns about sex, about Rotterdam and about sports in general. Some of his short stories are highlights in the Hard Gras series.
This book is a collection of memories. He looks back at his own playing days, when he ended up playing in one team with Heintje, their big star. This was also the moment he realised that he would never make it as a football star himself.
Looking back at his playing days he describes great events. Ordinary things make for good material, the way he describes them is both recognisable, though also of simplicity that makes the amateur jealous. In the end of the book he meets Heintje again. They both have grown up, though Heintje never became the star everybody expected him to be. Working on the road as a construction worker, Borst invites his former team mate to look back at their team, the under 14’s in 1974. A nice way to end the memoirs of a team.