• There can be only one contender for sports book of the year: Giles Smith’s Roy of the Rovers: the Official Autobiography. The man, the myth, the legend, the suspiciously large number of kidnappings – it’s all here

  • Roy Race's nickname has become a standard description of heroic triumphs against the odds... Real Roy of the Rovers stuff.

    Irish Independent
  • This chronicle is consistently superb; hilarious, yet veering at times towards the poignant … comic gold

    The Times
  • it’s all delivered in the rich, full style of the typical football memoir. I looked at Alex Ferguson’s for comparison and there isn’t a cigarette paper between them. It is a glorious achievement.

    The Guardian

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