Nick Hornby’s novel Fever Pitch is a memoir about being an Arsenal fan, a particular kind of malady within the broader world of football obsession. Students in the English language section of Soccer Politics are reading it this week. To accompany your reading, you might enjoy the 1997 film version of the book starring Colin Firth.
There is also a U.S. version, starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore, which I’m afraid I can’t vouch for (having not seen it!) though would be curious to hear if anyone has and what they think.
In the comments below, I invite you to share some of your favorite passages and moments in the book. Do any of Hornby’s reflections capture experiences you have had as a fan? If so, feel free to share those stories.