BBC Radio Five Live called it excellent.


“No matter how knowledgeable you are, or think you are, about the Saints, you will learn from this book……arguably the best book on an old Saint published to date.” Dave Juson, Deftly Hallowed

“Riveting reading, once I picked it up I could not put it down….If you buy one football book this year, then buy this one, it’s written in a style that keeps your attention, it’s written with passion and an eye for detail, it’s a warts and all story and it needed to be told.”                                                                                                                       The Ugly Inside, Southampton FC fanzine

“Really enjoyed the book – I found out much more about Bobby.”                                           Terry Paine, Southanpton record appearance holder

“Thoroughly enjoyed the book.”                                                                                           Fred Dinenage, presenter, ITV Meridian Tonight

“Bobby Stokes dispatched a shot past the diving Alex Stepney in United’s goal, earning Southampton the 1976 FA Cup and writing his name into folklore. The author of a new book on his life lifts the lid on his story.”                                                                         Lewis Coombes, BBC South Today

“How did a Paulsgrove-born Pompey supporter end up scoring a cup final winning goal for his boyhood team’s fierce local rivals? Mark Sanderson has answered that, along with many other questions, in this book. ”                                                                                       The Southern Daily Echo

“A very good book and a great read.”                                                                                                                                       The League Magazine

“Sanderson writes well, with obsessive passion and affection for his subject but it is the extent of his research that makes this book so agreeable. There are no significant living figures whom he has not interviewed. A nice book about a nice man playing for a nice club.”                                                               Soccerama

“Lovingly recorded. It is a biography that has been written with sympathy, affection and respect by a man who has a light and deft touch with words and possesses an immense knowledge of his subject. Highly recommended”         Greville Waterman, BFCTalk    

“Subtle, plenty of insight. By the end of the book you begin feeling a real sympathy for how his life turned out. Supporters of Southampton and Portsmouth alike should enjoy this book.”                               

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