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Comes across as an honest account (for once)
on 5 September 2011
Having read most of the first generation of hoolie books, where the authors always seemed to give a good kicking to every firm they ever met regardless of the numbers, it was refreshing to read an account from someone who wasn't afraid to say he was put on his backside a few times. Nicholls has probably had the benefit of learning from the mistakes of his predecessors and shows some degree of humility in the various tales he tells. This makes for a more honest and believable read than many of the other titles available in this ever increasing genre. Yes there's lots of reference to, '...80 of our top boys were met by 150 of their mob etc' but it never descends into the realms of superhero-style fantasy where he is battering whole firms on his own. The book is well written and gives detailed, and often humourous, accounts of various clashes they had, both on home soil and in Europe, over a number of years. One of the best books of its kind that I've read, and that's discounting the fact I'm an Evertonian!!