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Right book at the Right time
on 1 June 2014
As memory serves me, this book came out around the same time that Sky and the Premier League catapulted football into the mainstream. Even people who knew nothing about football suddenly became armchair geniuses, hundreds of Roger Nouveau Football Fans (see the Fast Show character, who coincedentally was also an Arsenal fan).
This football explosion is what I can only assume was responsible for the book's success. I think its selling point 'was here is someone who supports a football team and - shock horror - how it impacted their life'. As someone who followed football long before it became fashionable I only got half way through this book, it really didn't offer anything new or insightful.