Offering a painfully honest insight into the male psyche, ‘The 12th Man’ is a fascinating account of how there can be far more to a die-hard football fan than meets the eye.
Most fans don’t choose their football club. In fact, the majority of them don’t even choose football itself. Becoming a Leeds United fan was a rite of passage for Steven Dawson, and even had he known the scale of the drama that would unfold after he became a fan, he would never have supported another club.
About the author
Steven Dawson was born in Leeds in 1986. He has lived in the city on and off for his whole life, and credits his experiences in his hometown as a key motivator behind his decision to become a writer. He recently bought a house close to his childhood home in Headingley, where he intends to live for the foreseeable future.