Football has been completely mythologised and many of the things football fans think they know about football and its history turn out not to be true. We want to believe the myths, and so they become accepted. So much football writing is not properly researched, and so the myths get repeated – again and again and again. Written by Kevin Moore, the founding director of the National Football Museum, this thoroughly researched and authoritative book will debunk more than 50 of the greatest myths surrounding football. Backed up by the highest level of academic research yet written in an accessible, mass-market style, the book explores the truth behind many accepted myths.