Fifteen years later, we get the full record of what happened during the brief, yet calamitous reign of England legend Peter Shilton, at the helm of Plymouth Argyle.
Roberts does an excellent job of gathering all the different points of view and presenting them in this book, as a testament and a warning to managers, chairmen, players and supporters of any professional team.
Ultimately a tragedy, the book pulls no punches and even devotes an entire chapter to the precocious talent that was goalkeeper Alan Nichols. The poisonous atmosphere surrounding record signing Peter Swan, with his incendiary comments at the time and since, are also detailed in full.
The author has carried out a lot of research and includes interviews and quotes with the former players, board members and all but Shilton himself (who politely declined as he has his own version of events in his autobiography.)
Paul Roberts should be proud of this book - I recommend it not just for die-hard Argyle fans but also to anyone interested in football politics.