“An enchanting story, well told. Surely the definitive novice’s guide to football in Brazil.” PATRICK BARCLAY, London Evening Standard
“A remarkable, funny account that quickly drags the reader along for the ride.” THE DAILY RECORD
“An incredible text that is one part adventure story, one part travel channel and one part sociology and culture. We have done hundreds of reviews over the years and this one still stands out. It is a story you won’t want to put down.” ISN SOCCER
“Let’s cut to the chase and come back to dreams later – this book is worth buying. It is worth buying, reading, digesting and loaning out for someone else to read too. ” THE FOOTBALL PINK
“A fresh, spontaneous, rites-of-passage memoir.” THE INDEPENDENT
“The words on the front cover don’t even begin to tell the half of it.” SKY SPORTS
“A captivating tale… A refreshing antidote to the cocksure strut of youngsters with an overbearing sense of entitlement on the home front.” THE DAILY MIRROR
Sports book of the week, THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY.
Shortlisted for Football Book of the Year at the 2015 British Sports Book of the Year.