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Interesting in parts but more for the benefit of Arsenal fans
on 24 July 2016
This book was reasonably good but not being an Arsenal fan, my interest drifted a bit in parts. There were a few sections that were excellent. It was also nice to read a book about 80/90s football that was actually written much closer to the time, rather than nostalgia books published nowadays where the memories aren't quite as vivid. It was interesting to see how forgiving Hornby was towards the police for their part in the Hillsborough disaster. I wonder if his opinion would be the same, knowing what we now know in 2016. I was also a bit surprised that relatively little attention was given to the 1989 Championship decider which was such a focal point of the film.