• "'Funny, sharp, waspish, alert and reflective.'"

  • "Significantly entertaining if you like soccer, and entertainingly significant if you do not."

    Adam Gopnik
  • "'He engages each city and team with the spirit of a true fan, and he emerges with impressions so vivid they feel like they've been whispered into your ear over a nice pint of lager... This superbly written and elegantly reported book.'"

    Chicago Tribune
  • "'An excellent reporter... An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world... The book starts off like a house on fire.'"

    New York Times