A hilarious and warm-hearted look at the modern-day football irritants that get every genuine fan hot under the collar
From the Inside Flap
Football is the greatest game known to man and it has turned us all into fanatics. Yet why is it that when fans devote so much of their energy, time, emotion and money to the game, so much of it is incredibly annoying? Why are there so many people involved in the game who are - to use a word you will find a lot in this book - nobs?
In Heroes, Hairbands and Hissy Fits, Mark Chapman (Chappers to you and me) traces his love affair with football back to his earliest memories of going to Old Trafford, to watching his son grow up wearing bladed orange boots and idolizing Premier League millionaires. With his trademark humour and a fair bit of ranting - he can be a bit short-tempered, and is a Manc, after all - Chappers takes on all those football irritants that really get under our skin.
Goal celebrations. Socks worn over the knees. Identikit stadia. Diving.
The media's love-in with Newcastle. Sepp bloody Blatter.
By turns hilarious and heartwarming, and always hard-tackling, Chappers' brilliant take on the modern game is the story of how, despite everything, football is life.
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