Stephen Mumford is a lifelong football fan and Sheffield United season ticket holder. He writes regularly for the sporting press and is a professor of philosophy at Durham University.
'Stephen Mumford uses his considerable philosophical expertise to explain why football is the most popular sport in the world. His analysis will add much to his readers' enjoyment of the game.' David Papineau, author of Knowing the Score: How Sport Teaches Us About Philosophy 'The perfect gift for soccer fans new to philosophy or philosophers new to soccer - this book is a rich, multi-layered reflection on both.' Alan White, Williams College 'The game is one of the great survivors, a leviathan led by donkeys.' The Times