Savagely funny and frequently moving...some of the humour is as full-blooded as a tackle by Bryan Robson... at times the author wanders off at a tangent, like Chris Waddle on a bad day, then that is the capricious nature of football. DAILY TELEGRAPH Forget Nick Horby's FEVER PITCH, this is the football book of the new age, a mix of heroism, humour and Norman Hunter, but mainly humour. SUNDAY TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR Britain's best ever football book. NORTHERN ECHO Acidly funny, there is lots of relevant social comment. One of the best of the new genre. IRISH TIMES
Harry Pearson is a journalist and writer who contributes regularly to the GUARDIAN, WHEN SATURDAY COMES and a number of those men's magazines with women in bras on the cover. His second book, RACING PIG S AND GIANT MARROWS, was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook/DAILY TELEGRAPH Travel Book of the Year.