Football inspires love and hate in equal measure. It creates sporting moments that live with us forever. It also offers a unique opportunity to pour scorn, inflict blame, and generally get angry.
Just look at our treatment of the England team and the fate of almost every premiership manager; football is brilliant at building them up only to knock them down again.
But the game inspires so much frustration precisely because fans are so devoted. The things we hate in the game show just how important it is to us.
This funny and fascinating collection of `football hates' will ring true with every supporter who both loves the game, and hates what some people do to it.
Richard Foster tackles the issues that so incense the ordinary football supporter, from agents to England and from haircuts to diving. The book also features many contributions from well-known figures and, of course, long-suffering fans.
Richard Foster is formerly of the Financial Times and has written for The Football League as well as a variety of football websites. He also writes on football and other aspects of life for Sabotagetimes.com.