Who Are Ya?
Kevin Day, Gary Lineker
“Excellent” -The Times
“Kevin’s immense knowledge shines on every page.” – Gary Lineker
“A football book by a fan for the fans. A treasure trove.” – Alan Davies
“An entertaining romp through the back alleys and glamour parks of English football.” – FourFourTwo
Partly autobiographical, partly polemical, but mostly funny, Who Are Ya? is a snapshot of modern football, exploring the history of all 92 English Football League clubs .
During his time as a broadcaster, comedian and former Match of the Day presenter Kevin Day has spoken to thousands of football players, managers and most importantly fans from across the generations. He spent thousands of hours crossing the country on trains, planes, automobiles, coaches – and once a donkey called Lightning – watching football at all levels.
This book is the result of that: a tale of being chased down a railway line at Cardiff, a story of meeting George Best, an account of a lady getting her first Hull City tattoo at the age of 80!
Crisply funny and with a host of celebrity football fan contributors – including Stephen Fry, Jo Brand, Alfie Boe, Eddie Izzard, Gabby Logan, and Romesh Ranganathan – Who Are Ya? celebrates the joys and miseries of being a football supporter.
Kevin's immense knowledge shines on every page. * Gary Lineker * This is a football book by a fan for the fans. A treasure trove of fun and fascinating facts on every club, including yours, with as much time devoted to Leyton Orient, as to Liverpool, to Mansfield Town as to Manchester City. Worth buying just to discover the origin of the name Gillingham. Despite being from South London the author has managed to string several sentences together. * Alan Davies * This book is very funny and one all football fans will enjoy. So authentic you can almost smell the fried onions. * Freddie Flintoff * Kevin is a very funny man and a Crystal Palace fan. The two don't always go together but this is a brilliant, laugh-out loud book. * Jo Brand * Very funny, informative and full of the sort of quirky facts I can use to impress my brother. * Clare Balding * Excellent fun * The Times * An entertaining romp through the back alleys and glamour parks of English football * FourFourTwo * Brilliant... I loved this book so much... Superb. * Phil Williams, Times Radio *
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