From the publisher:
Blue was the Colour is a witty, wise and charming assessment of modern football by Chelsea FC fan Andy Hamilton, one of the country's leading comedy writers and stand-ups, and a novelist to boot. Andy grew up in the streets surrounding Stamford Bridge and fell in love with Chelsea and football as a six-year-old taken to his first match by his older brother. That love endured as an obsession until the modern game's money and machinations took over and left him questioning its, and his, priorities.
Taking as a starting point his first game against Newcastle United and comparing it with a match now between two teams owned by an American - via a Russian - and a Saudi Arabian government arm, the inimitable Hamilton relates how he came to question his passion for his club and football itself. Blue was the Colour will have fans and readers laughing out loud and nodding in agreement.
Andy Hamilton is one of the country's top comedy writers and stand-ups, who has also written two novels. His credits include such TV comedy classics as Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith & Jones and, with Guy Jenkin, Drop the Dead Donkey and Outnumbered. He also wrote the football comedy Eleven Men Against Eleven and regularly appears on the long-running hit BBC show Have I Got News for You.