• "A lovingly researched and sensitively written book which serves as an important parable of our football times"

    Jeff Powell, Daily Mail
  • "An excellent, serious and penetrating biography"

    Hugh MacDonald, Glasgow Herald
  • "An excellent, thoughtful biography . . . However melancholy, it is quite a story, and Tossell tells it well from beginning to sad end"

    When Saturday Comes
  • "A penetrating account of [Allison's] life and career . . . Tossell is an accomplished writer . . . a thorough and entertaining biography"

    The Independent on Sunday
  • "Tossell has done an excellent job capturing every facet of Allison's personality in this engaging, often very funny, portrait"

    Yorkshire Evening Post