For the Guardian, he named a top ten list of football books. One title on the list:
Fever Pitch by Nick HornbyRead about the other books on the list.
A classic which brought into British sports reporting some of the style and verve already part of American sports writing. Scott Fitzgerald had rebuked Ring Lardner for wasting his time writing about baseball. Brian Glanville had always found it difficult to be taken seriously as a novelist because he wrote on football. Hornby used football to display his literary skills.
Read an excerpt from Fever Pitch.