In celebration of England’s passionate supporters, England ’Til I Die (compiled by David Lane) reveals the funny, the absurd, the emotional, the peculiar and unbelievable that is part and parcel of being a die-hard England fan.
Following England home and away has become a way of life for many people. Fans experience moments of elation and exhilaration, which become landmarks in their lives. But as we all know, there are also the low points of despair and disappointment [in England’s case, the countless unsuccessful penalty shoot-outs] when it feels all hopes and dreams have been dashed.
Players and managers come and go, but it is the loyal fans who are always there, always supporting and waiting for the day that England bring the World Cup back.
With the World Cup taking place in South Africa this June, England ’Til I Die is perfectly timed as Football Fever will once again sweep the nation. There will be other football books brought to market, but none will be written by the fans, for the fans. England ’Til I Die really does set itself apart.
As readers will discover, some fans go to extraordinary lengths and sacrifices to follow the national side! A welcome break from distilled media analysis, here are the real England stories, told by real England fans.