on 28 May 2003
This book is an (obviously) enthusiastically researched, superbly written account of the first full post second world war football season, by an author who must have enjoyed creating this gem.
The reader will not fail to notice the huge gap between the financial rewards awarded to todays current football superstars, and the players of the era in this book, who regularly pulled in huge crowds to witness their skills on the football pitch. Very few matches were ever called off due to bad weather, causing players and clubs all sorts of problems.
This book is a fantastic read and a culture shock to people who don't remember much of the football scene in this country prior to the creation of the Premiership. I'd love to send a copy to one or two of our current breed of footballing superstars...