The relationship between athlete and fan is dramatically different these days - no longer the silent, distant veneration of yesteryear. Patrick Collins records a year spent observing a variety of sports and their fans and gives us a wonderfully wry, intelligent view of the modern sporting world.
Winner of five Sports Writer of the Year awards, Patrick Collins writes a regular sports column for the Mail on Sunday.
His prose is always pitch-perfect. The result is a deeply enjoyable and often very funny book which should persuade those who didn't know it already just how brilliantly readable Collins is * Independent on Sunday * Stylish ... an examination of the changing face of sporting fandom * The Times Sports Books of the Year * Vivid * Observer Books of the Year * Revelatory, illuminating the commitment and courage of true fandom * Sunday Telegraph *