I've been dipping in and out of this book, in the vain hope I might score a point or two. Alas, no chance. But then again, I've never "driven to Mansfield on a wet Tuesday night to watch Cardiff City lose 0-1 and then had a puncture on the way home", as the authors put it. If you have, this book is for you.
David Collins and Gareth Bennett have produced a rigorous and witty volume to test the best, so come and have a go if you think you're blue enough. The introduction alone is worth the price of admission.
Now an admission of a different sort. I'm a lifelong Liverpool fan and spent most of my youth on the Kop. My fondness for the Bluebirds stems from fifteen years in Cardiff - during and after college - during which I had the privilege, sometimes, to stand with savvy locals on the Bob Bank. Those were the innocent, pre-9/11 days of `Intifada' fanzine, and `Do the Ayatollah', now long lost in the mists along the Taff.
Memories linger - I recall the passion and the pride, albeit not too many trophies. But if you do, from back in the daze, this book will delight. How timely and prescient of the authors to include a barbed question about `the Rebranding'. I see there is also a second volume out. Coming soon, volume three - better dead than red? You'll Never Quiz Alone!