Top critical review
Good, but No Fergie.
on 13 January 2017
Rather enjoyed reading this. Not an Aberdeen fan, but having grown up in the Scottish Highlands at a time when there were no pro teams in the area, a lot of kids slightly older than me followed the Dons and idolised the team that lifted the Cup Winners' Cup, so the story was one that I was very familiar with.
It was very interesting for me to read about some of the players that played in the Highland League in their later years as I'd often seen them play against my local side, and there were also one or two big names that had retired or faded away before I was able to catch the football bug myself.
However, I felt this book really suffered as a result of not having an interview with Sir Alex Ferguson given that he more than any other man is the person that you would associate with this great triumph. It felt rather like sitting down to a great meal only to realise that you have left out a key ingredient. Several of the players use their interviews with the author to criticise Ferguson, so it would have been nice to also have heard his side of the story and also why certain relationships went wrong in the years that followed.