Reviews

  • "The power of Tony Evans’s writing emerges from the juxtaposition of football passion and political insight. A writer who understands that the meaning and beauty of football emerges not from mere tactics and line-ups but from the social context."

    Matthew Syed, author of Black Box Thinking
  • "Politically charged, and flashing between scenes of gallows humour and improbable sporting achievement, Two Tribes is an uncompromising portrayal. Tony Evans brilliantly captures a city under fire through its rival footballers."

    Simon Hughes, author of Ring of Fire and Men in White Suits
  • "Highly recommended– not just on Merseyside, but for all who remember that season fondly and for those who wish to recall or understand an era when English football and society existed on a knife-edge."

    Oliver Kay, The Times
  • "Tony Evans is a brilliant writer who knows these teams, this subject, this era, this culture, these themes and this city better than anybody, and this enthralling book makes that so clear."

    Miguel Delaney, Independent
  • "Thatcher, tumult, tunes. This is more than just a football book."

    Michael Calvin, Sunday Times