• "The definitive guide to hooligan culture"
  • "Superbly written ... darkly exhilarating ... a sort of rollercoaster chamber of horrors"

  • "Compelling, intelligent and fully engaged"

    Martin Amis
  • "[Buford] gatecrashes a social world that most of us have spent some portion of our lives avoiding and brings it to life on the page with a ferocious relish that only someone who was a foreigner to soccer could manage, or stomach"

    Jonathan Raban
  • "Buford's reportage is vivid and racy, dropping you in the thick of the madness with a Wolfe-like immediacy"

    Daily Telegraph