A WEE COUNTY football fanatic has turned his popular blog about the sport into a new book which will go on sale later this month.

Tillicoultry man Adam Stalker has been writing about his matchday experiences for the past two years, under the pseudonym of The Fitba Nomad.

He fell in love with football as a youngster, after being taken to different matches by his late father.

He also developed a love for writing while growing up, and decided to combine those two passions in 2017 by blogging about a trip to Ibrox to watch Rangers play Partick Thistle.

Adam said: "I set up the website to see how it would be received, and within 24 hours of putting the blog up there was 25,000 readers.

"So 25,000 people read my blog, and that encouraged me to go on.

"Each blog gives a history of the club that I'm going to, and any personal connection I have – if any.

"I talk about my arrival in town and each pub I visit, then I look at the football ground itself and talk about the match – the aftermath [of the game] and some reflection."

For Adam, all aspects and levels of football are worth writing about, and instead of focusing on or supporting one particular team, he writes about all the sport has to offer.

He said: "[My blog's] something that covers all levels of Scottish football: Highland League, Lowland League, women's football, junior football – it's football at all levels."

Having built up a significant fanbase for his work, Adam was approached by the popular Scottish football magazine Nutmeg last year, because they wanted to run one of his stories.

And after seeing his work in black and white, he decided to take his blog to the next level by turning it into a self-published book called The Adventures of the Fitba Nomad: The First Two Seasons.

He said: "The book is essentially a collection of my adventures that have been on the blog, and they've been tidied up and bits have been added."

It will cover some of his favourite trips, and also features his blogs on the Wee County's Alloa Athletic and Sauchie Juniors.

When asked how it felt to know his work will soon be on sale, Adam, who works as a teacher, said: "I'm certainly quite proud of the achievement.

"If I went back two years to when I started the blog, I'd be amazed to see what's happened to it."

The Adventures of the Fitba Nomad will go on sale on Amazon from around August 12.

To read Adam's blog, visit thefitbanomad.wordpress.com