Who Are Ya?: 92 Football Clubs – and Why You Shouldn’t Support Them (Globalizing Sport Studies) (Hardcover)

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By Kevin Day, Gary Lineker (Foreword by)
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"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, 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.

About the Author


Kevin Day is an acclaimed stand-up comedian and one of the country's leading comedy writers. He writes for Have I Got News for You and A League of Their Own, regularly appears on TalkSport and BBC 5 Live, and is known to football fans for his supporter-focused reporting on Match of the Day 2. Kevin also presents a podcast called The Price of Football with football finance expert and academic Kieran Maguire. A Crystal Palace supporter, Kevin even held his wedding reception at Selhurst Park.

Praise For…


“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

“I'm going to recommend this by the very funny Kevin Day, even though It includes a chapter on why you shouldn't support Chelsea. Which I believe I'm in. Possibly as one of the reasons.” —David Baddiel



Product Details
ISBN: 9781472980649
ISBN-10: 1472980646
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
Publication Date: January 26th, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Globalizing Sport Studies