For around twenty years, Nick Fisk believed that one day he would find a letter on his doormat from Cardiff City FC requesting his services on the football pitch. When he realised it was unlikely he was ever going to even be offered the role of groundsman, he decided the next best thing would be to write about the club instead.
A former member of the not especially notorious non-hooligan gang, The Sad Crew, Fisk has plenty of experience to draw from, in terms of going to football matches, and coming up with ridiculous chants that nobody ever joins in with.
In The Blues are Back in Town, Nick charts the 2014/15 season, following the team and its fans, and trying to rediscover his passion for the recently relegated club, while at the same time, reflecting on the good old days. The blog he kept, The Fisk Report, gave an insight into not just what it’s like to be a typical fan, but what supporting the Bluebirds is like through the eyes of a Fisk.
He also charts the whole sorry saga of the ill-fated rebranding of the club, and looks back on his time as a fan in the 90s and early 2000s.
This is a funny, enigmatic and personal book about the passion and belief of being a football fan.