The Fan is a collection of very personal, unusual pieces about his life
as a supporter. He observes football in its sovereignty of the late 1900s and early 2000s
and tackles the big topics of the day: Beckham's haircuts, high finance, the price of pies,
the size of match day programmes, the enormous wages, the influence of Sky TV, England's
Along the way, he also lets us into his home life, in London and the Lake District, his
family, his work, his tortoise, his poorly knee (caused by too much Sunday football).
Originally published in the New Statesman magazine, The Fan catches Davies at his very
best and most amusing. It will appeal to supporters of any age, sex and loyalties. The ultimate
bedside football book.
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