Two reviews here, my cousin Tim's then mine:
`This book is mainly for the football anorak and a must read for those interested in these men and their era in football. As we journey through their lives and careers we gain insights into the huge changes going on not only in football, but society as a whole, and the media in particular. Along the way we learn to appreciate how tough life was for the working communities in Middlesborough in the middle part of the last century, as well as some fascinating snippets on its history. However you feel about either men, you have to admire the success they both achieved and the obstacles they overcame on their respective journeys.
For this reason the book could appeal to a wider audience beyond just the football anorak. The reader will not only reflect on the huge changes in football, but also in the wider world that have occurred again since that time.
I am happy to endorse this author. The writing style and narrative made for easy reading and his extensive research has much to commend.'
I think what this book showed me is that if you have the energy, the talent, the drive and the ambition then there's a good chance you'll get the job done. Then persevere (and make your own luck) and you have a chance of success. Roger Hermiston shows that there is not necessarily the right way to do things, but there is the right way for you to do them. These two men did things their very different ways and both succeeded. A good book, well worth reading.