"'Yatesy's true story gives an entertaining insider's view of the life of a young footballer and it does a great job of describing the many ups and the downs of the game. Anybody interested in football will enjoy this book. Young players and their parents should really make a point of reading it because it is full of valuable advice, all based on actual personal experience at the top level.' (Steven Gerrard) 'Mike Yates' story paints a very honest picture of the realities of being released, but it also shows how he turned his setback into an enjoyable career and a happy life. All young players should be encouraged to read this book because they will enjoy it and learn a lot at the same time. Maybe then the realities will hit home.' (Jamie Carragher) 'I am very happy to recommend this book to all aspiring footballers as a lesson that, even if you don't reach the top, you can achieve success in life.' (Gordon Taylor, OBE) (Liverpool Daily Post) 'Among the densely-populated arena of drab, formulaic football autobiographies, it is a tome that shines bright, offering something different with an absorbing story of what it is like to be one of those players who doesn't quite make it. Bolstered by asides with the likes of Steven Gerrard, John Barnes, Gordon Taylor, Clarke Carlisle and Jamie Carragher, and brought to life by rare photographs showing a young Gerrard and Owen in action along with newspapers cuttings, it is a labour of love that is essential reading for anyone associated with the game.'"