It's official, we've got football on the brain

Fans at the Emirates Stadium. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

More than half of football fans think about the game once every minute according to new research.

A study by the Football Association shows that 52% of fans can't go more than 60 seconds without thinking about football and the same number admit they think about it more than food.

Nine out of ten football fans (94%) admitted they plan their year around the football season. Holiday bookings are also planned around the season with 89% saying they take it into account so they don't miss any games.

Nearly 60% of fans polled also say they get withdrawal symptoms after the season ends with 53% saying the start of the season is the event they look forward to most in the year.

The research has been released by The FA today to mark the Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day taking place this Saturday