“Football is our game – the game we all adore. As a player and pundit I’ve seen and experienced plenty of the good, the bad and the ugly. And let’s get face facts – there is still plenty of the bad and ugly. Our game can be so much better, and in this book I’ll tell you just how – ruffling a few feathers along the way in search for the whole, unvarnished truth. This is my quest to right football of its wrongs.”
Chris sets his sights on 25 aspects of the modern game that need fixing. Ridiculous rules, idiotic behaviour, stupid decisions – no subject is out of bounds. From diving players to abusive fans, from feckless agents to the dreaded VAR, from the standard of referees to the lunacy of the managerial merry-go-round, Sutton leaves no stone unturned. In his trademark tell-it-like-it-is style so loved by the football public, no quarter is given either.
As a former top-level pro player with a 16-year, trophy-laden career behind him, Chris knows the game from the inside out. Now observing from the commentator’s perch, his perspective is shot through with experience, passion and occasionally a little anger.
Sutton is a man on a mission, determined to get under the skin of the game he loves and to call out exactly what’s going wrong.