Full of charm and pathos as Watson's love for grassroots football in all its colours shines through. Funny without being condescending or smug, it's a refreshing counterpoint to the commercial excesses of the English Premiership. (The Big Issue
In a market saturated with in-depth analyses of how money rules the game, sitting alongside prematurely-released autobiographies from prima donnas keen to detail their difficult Cristal-drinking existences, Up Pohnpei
stands out as a shining beacon of football literature, oozing moral fibre and radiating the pure light of the sport for all to consume... A heartwarming, uplifting antithesis to all that is wrong with the modern game, Up Pohnpei
must-read football book of 2012. (Mark Lomas ESPN Soccernet
This book is brilliant. It embodies the true spirit of football: to bring people together. (James Corden)
Penguins Stopped Play
meets Cool Runnings
in this hilarious and uplifting true story of footballing triumph against all the odds, set on a Pacific island.