Bursting with insight and critical detail, yet imbued with a wry affection, this is a history of England like none before.
Wilson belongs alongside David Goldblatt and the daddy of them all, Brian Glanville, in the triumvirate of great British football historians
A masterful work...it could be the best thing to have happened to English football in years
[A] thought-provoking reappraisal of ten key games in England's football history ... this book should be required reading for all future England squads
Absorbing in detail...By analysing 10 England matches which sum up the prevailing ethos in the English game, Wilson's forensic examination of events on the bench are lent a broader context and perspective