What the media are saying about Glove Story

“It’s goalkeeper glove porn! If you’re a goalkeeper of any standing – professional, amateur, Sunday, whatever – or if you know a goalkeeper, then this is the ideal Christmas gift.” –Paul Hawksbee, talkSPORT

“Quite simply, the No.1 book for all No.1s. If you know your Reusch from your Sondicos, this is the book for you, covering every stopper from Al Habsi to Zubizaretta. Plus yesteryear pics of Pat Jennings as a car air filter and Peter Schmeichel as a pig farmer… ah yes, it’s all here. Dive in and enjoy!” –Sunday Mirror

“When it says it’s the no.1 book for every goalkeeper it means it. A glorious collection of memorabilia and images touching on just about everything you can think of regarding goalies. If you’re a fan of the ‘Got, Not Got’ series then you’ll almost certainly like this. In addition, all the author royalties from the book go to Bob Wilson’s Willow Foundation.” —talkSPORT Christmas Gift Guide

“The perfect stocking filler for anyone who has ever taken their place between the sticks or simply goes wobbly at the knees at the mere mention of Uhlsport, Sondico or Coffer. Exclusive interviews and anecdotes from some of the game’s goalkeeping greats. Lavishly designed. Stunning. Magnificent.” — TheSportsman.com

“The attention to detail is stunning. Memories jump off the page; you can almost smell the PU from a pair of Sondico Pro File. Stokes’ love for all things goalkeeping really comes across in his writing. The layout is a feast for the eyes. An ideal stocking filler for the goalkeeper in your life. Excellent.” —The Football Pink

Phil Parkes (QPR, West Ham & England), Julian Speroni & Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Bryan Gunn (Norwich City & Scotland), Terry out of Detectorists, and Bob Wilson (Arsenal & Scotland).

“This is a great fun read for the goalkeepers’ union, and for a great cause.” –John Cross, Daily Mirror

“An ode to the goalkeeper – too often football’s overlooked scapegoat. Not only can you reconnect with your carefree childhood, but you are different – and often the difference. Goalkeepers get a bad rap. They deserve to be celebrated more than they have been. A fun ode to goalkeepers, bringing together an array of stories from the world of goalkeeping.” –The i Paper

“A goalkeeping version of Got, Not Got. Glove Story promises to be another winner, packed as it is with easily digestible mix of photographs, memories, memorabilia and large chunks of subjectivity. All great stuff and a perfect stocking filler.” –Sports Book of the Month

“Great present from the grandchildren.” –Tony Coton

“It’s a terrific little book for all goalies of all ages. I’ve got a grandson who’s now suddenly decided he wants to do goalkeeping. He’s 14 and daft as a brush like me, diving head first at people’s feet. For anyone who is interested in goalkeepers or has played in goal it’s a great little pleasure read. Some say goalkeepers are crazy. Anyone who has spent time between the sticks and doesn’t have this book certainly is crazy. It’s a must have for any keeper.” –Bob Wilson interview in The Comet/The Gooner

Alan Knight (Portsmouth), Henrique Hilario (Chelsea), Rob on talkSport’s Hawsbee & Jacobs Show, Tom King (Millwall), and on the table at Sky’s Soccer AM.

It was like being a loner in a team.  And I think that’s why I, perversely, liked playing there. Go figure. So, when I read recently of Glove Story, I knew I had to investigate further. It has some fantastic photos of some of my heroes back then, plus reminders of some great old goalkeeping characters and focuses on a fantastic collection of keeper memorabilia. If you ever spent any time with any fondness in goal at any level, I highly recommend you get yourself a copy. –The Mumper of SE5 – read on at the Art Gallery Clothing blog

“The book for all with a goalkeeper’s-eye view of the game. Packed full of exclusive interviews with some goalkeeping greats. You can read about the great brands, games, cartoon characters, kits and just about every other aspect… but you don’t have to have been one to enjoy this book.” –The League Mag

“Fine book illustrating what’s in goalkeepers’ heads as much as goalkeeping artefacts. Wallowing in goalkeeping sentiment and lore, the book is terrific.” –Francis Hodgson, author of Only the Goalkeeper to Beat

“A little gem, a great little treasure.  I read it and it seems that not only does it know me, but it has been spying on me and getting into my thoughts and even dreams for at least 40 years. Made me travel through time, recalling smells, colors, textures and sensations.” — Así es… o no… blog (translated from Spanish)

“An absolute must for any goalkeeping nut. Top job, Rob!” –Adam Sells

Sebastien Frey (Parma, Fiorentina & France), Rob with Dave Holmes of Sukan Sports, John Milkins (Portsmouth), Luke McGee & John Keeley (Portsmouth), John Achterberg (Liverpool).

“Fantastic book by the men behind the Got, Not Got series and raising money for Willow. Nice stocking filler. Great work.” –Gary James, Manchester City author and historian

“Buy this book – inside it’s laid out fantastically well with superb illustrations and has colour on every page. The most enigmatic of positions.  Usually the maddest man in the squad.  When he’s good he’s loved – think Pat Jennings, Sepp Maier,  The Goalie, Peter Bonetti – hell, one of my earliest heroes was Felix the Brazil goalkeeper in the 1970 World Cup! “ –Follow, Follow

“A collection of goalkeeping memorabilia, vintage product images, goalkeeping memories and interviews. The ideal gift for any goalkeeper past or present but you don’t have to be a member of the Goalkeepers Union to appreciate this book. By purchasing this book you’ll also be doing some good as all the author royalties are being donated to the Willow Foundation.” –The Boot Room blog Christmas Gift Guide

“An easy cover-to-cover read and beautifully illustrated by Doug Nash. If there’s an aspect of goalkeeping you want to know about, Glove Story has the answer.” –The Comet – all the news in Stevenage and North Herts…

Lots of positive reader reviews on Amazon, too.

Get in touch if you are a top reporter, literary editor or blogger and you’d like a copy of Glove Story for review!

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