This is a well-written, well-presented history of Sunderland football club (to 2000). The format used is a double page spread for each season, with about a page of description of the season itself, illustrations, and two "side-bars" describing a player's career, a big match or some other relevant aspect. An obvious potential limitation to this format is that every season gets the same attention, whether good or bad, so the book occasionally devoates another double-page spread to a big event such as a cup win or a great player like Len Shackleton.
The writers have also told it from the fans' point-of-view, so "frustration" is a very over-used description of events on the pitch! Despite taking the fans' view, the book also does not pull its punches and describes the bad times as well as the good, such as the financial scandals of 1904 and 1957.
I would have given this five stars if there had been a little more analysis (of tactics, in particular) with maybe some of the less interestsing seasons given a page instead of two. However, if you are a Sunderland fan or not you will find this a readable, engaging introduction to the club.