• "This is a quite magnificent book...with a splendid eye for important detail and a determination to ask difficult questions, Conn reminds us of what is important- Conn's greatest feat in a book that is well researched and written with searing honesty is to show the game's magnificent resilience"

    David Wash, Sunday Times
  • "For a fascinating insight into the causes, and the creators, of the game's ills this is a superbly told tale"

    Peter Corrigan, Independent
  • "An important book"

    The Times
  • "Should be read by anyone who really cares about football"

    James Lawton, Independent
  • "This is a must-read for all who love football"

    Delia Smith