Ingerland Travels with a Football Nation

// Mark Perryman

The England Supporters Club boasts more members than those of several other European nations combined, many of whom travel to every England away game. And while young working-class white men still make up the majority of fans, the hooligans of the 1970s and 80s are today much more likely to be singing and chanting alongside black, Asian and female supporters, and the conduct — not to mention the reputation — of England supporters abroad has changed out of all recognition in recent years. Both celebration and exploration, Ingerland is a thought-provoking and evocative insight into what inspires the devotion of the England football fan. Packed with interviews with England supporters of all ages and backgrounds, each of whom gives their own individual voice to the debate, this is both a fascinating social document and a passionate personal testament to our national game.