The Offbeat Guide to the 92 League Clubs
by Geoff Harvey and Vanessa Strowger
Rivals The Offbeat Guide to the 92 League Clubs consists of most of the material that nobody has dared to compile, but the sort of thing that fans debate endlessly; the dubious chants, the maddest chairman, the most unruly fans, whether the club is genuine “sleeping giant” or a dwarf on a life support machine.
It is the first book to assess the strength of every one of the English League football rivalries – a sort of “who hates who?” of modern game – not just the publicised loathing, like that of Arsenal by Tottenham, but the background of the equally intense derby matches between the likes of Cambridge and Peterborough, and Chester and Wrexham.
Based on fans’ testimonies, each club’s listing is complete with its own unique “value for money” rating – a reflection of fans’ contenment; a “nutter rating” – the chance of them causing trouble; their loves, hates, cock-ups and how their team is doing compared to historical average.