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Shortlisted for Sports Entertainment Book of the Year in the Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2021

‘A manifesto to cure modern football’s cornucopia of ills.’i paper



‘A brilliant book.’ – Ian Wright



With diving players, abusive fans, feckless agents and the dreaded VAR, football has taken a wrong turn. Now, Chris Sutton, the nation’s most forthright football pundit, takes an un?ltered look at 25 aspects of the modern game that need to be changed right away – and offers practical and, at times, controversial solutions.

From the standard of referees to the lunacy of the managerial merry-go-round, from shameful racist abuse to exploitative ticket prices and the shocking treatments of ex-players with dementia, How to Fix Modern Football leaves no stone unturned in.

As a former top-level player, Chris knows the game inside out. Now observing from the commentator’s perch, his perspective is shot through with passion, humour 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.