I Love You, Football: Poems About the Beautiful Game by Tony Bradman
Covering a wide variety of aspects of football, both as sport and popular culture, from going to watch your favourite team, to kicking about in the park, collecting the club strip and playing for the school, this anthology represents the very best of poetry on one of the most popular subjects. It treats the theme seriously, though not without humour, and includes many well-known poets liked Alan Ahlberg, Ted Hughes. Roger McGough, Jackie Kay, Ian McMillan, Gerard Benson, John Foster, Nick Toczek, Paul Cookson, Roger Stevens, Brian Moses and many more. Tony Bradman is a highly respected children's poet, novelist and anthologiser who is himself a fanatic football lover and the author and editor of football stories for children including "One Nil" and three volumes of "Football Fever".