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Posted on November 11th, 2013

nicholson_we_ate_all_the_piesWE ATE ALL THE PIES

Football is not a normal sport, it is a cultural phenomenon around which all manner of attitudes, beliefs, hopes and desires are wrapped. Even as a boyhood Middlesborough fan, John Nicholson realised it was something special. In WE ATE ALL THE PIES, the gonzo sports journalist celebrates the things we love about the whole culture of the game. Amongst other things, he explores the history of the football shirt; the culture of food inside the ground and how the culture of pies and the modern trend of fine dining changed the match day experience (and why prawn sandwiches are the perfect expression of the class-politics of football); and the intricate complexities of being a Teessider, Northern and English, in that order. John Nicholson is the star columnist of, the UK’s most popular football website. WE ATE ALL THE PIES was published in August 2010 by BiteBack Publishing and almost immediately nominated on the longlist for the William Hill Sports Book of The Year Award for 2010.