My mum who's in her mid 60s is originally from Glasgow and a Rangers fan. All I can say is she loved it and couldn't put it down! She said it brought back so many memories and typified the culture at that time.
I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in understanding the rivalry between the two biggest clubs in Scotland. The book delves deep into the history of the rivalry, and due to the brilliant research, and content, you will understand the divisions between Celtic and Rangers. "A Fantastic Book" Read It.
Superbly written and insightful, this book is a genuine first, a well balanced account of the history of Rangers and Celtic, and the Old Firm match in particular, from the perspective of everyone involved in the fiercest derby in football.
It could be argued that it is impossible to understand Glasgow without appreciating the significance of the derby match between these two unique clubs. I would go as far as to recommend that the book is added to the high school curriculum in the West of Scotland as a first blow against the outdated religious apartheid that is perpetuated by our educational system and ignored by our political representatives.
Since the book was published Rangers have finally succumbed to administration after years of financial mis-management and, despite what the current Celtic chairman may say, the future of these two great clubs are as inextricably linked as their past. It is also therefore a prescient read while the future of Rangers and this historic match remains in jeopardy.
Highly recommended not just to the millions of Old Firm fans around the world then, but also to all football fans interested in the wider social and cultural impact of the game. A stark reminder of the depth of feeling that truly great clubs hold over the people that support them in a time when the wider game has spiralled out of control financially and lost touch with what made it special in the first place.