Yet another superb book from Steve. His sense of humour is not bad for an actuary and his knowledge and balanced assessment of City will keep your feet on the ground. Mad Ian provides the thoughtful insight (thanks for the free tickets) and the Rijsttafel. I hope that Shindler and Conn now realise that they got it wrong when they sided with baconface in the "stupid money" debate.
I can't wait for his next book , hopefully entitled "From Balti Pies to Doughnuts", at the end of this season. I imagine he is beavering away in his hideout in le quartier du nord. Expect a chapter on Oxford United and maybe minor mention of the remarkable switch from one extreme to the other at the swamp. How many managers will Pellegrino outlast? Statto will be his latest new character.
PS If anybody is in the Back Page bookshop in Newcastle, Steve's book is hidden behind "Manchester City ruined my life".
Hard to believe Steve is an actuary as he appears to have a personality. Fabulous observations and self deprecation, the essential attribute possessed by all long standing City fans. Some great games/ memories rekindled ( forgive the pun!)
My dad watched City from the terraces at Maine Road in the 1950s and 60s before moving south. He loves the narrative style of the book and the eye for amusing detail. Definitely one to recommend to any long suffering City fan :-)