The inner life of the football fan; how men can be thinking about football all the time – that it’s always there.
“Nick Hornby doesn’t revel in, ‘Oh I’m such a football geek, isn’t that funny?’ He treats it as something suspect.”
Best Football Books (in English)
Simon Kuper, Journalist
“Sporting fandom is very interesting philosophically: it’s a case of partiality, partisanship, valuing something when you can see that what you value isn’t going to be valued by other people.”
Philosophy and Sport
David Papineau, Philosopher
“In about 1990 there was this sea change in the way people expressed themselves about football – more emotionally. Nick’s book sets the stall out for that.”
David Baddiel, Comedians & Humorist
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