Top critical review
2 March 2018
I bought this book as an avid football fan and I find this era really interesting. I was hoping that it would take me back to my childhood and remind me of great moments, to some extent it did but there were many points in this book which left me disappointed. There seemed to be constant references to quotes from Shoot magazine which made it seem that it was the authors only source for quotes, I was hoping for more insight from the players or people around at that time, it would have made a better book. Almost half of the book was taken up with the fall of the Ramsey era and failiure of the Revie era, Mercer features briefly too, the actual tournament text feels rushed, especially England’s games, there is very little detail. I’m sure the author worked hard on this book but I cannot help but feel disappointed.