Top critical review
12 February 2018
I really wanted this book to be great and it so easily could have been. There's a great story, that transcends mere football, to be told here but it needs to be told by a better writer. It simply didn't flow. Interspersing the story of a season with chapters on the club history is fine but the timeline was all over the place and I found myself constantly having to skip back to remind myself what he was talking about. I also found the numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes to be tiresome. Finally, it may not bother some people, but I found the writers habit of peppering the text with Spanish words and phrases (which he then translated immediately afterwards) to be both annoying and unnecessary . If you're writing for an English speaking audience just write the damn thing in English!