“Declan Hill has broken new ground academically, imparting much-needed order and clarity to the murky world of global match-fixing. This is an important book for anyone who cares about the integrity of sport, and it's an indispensable book for those involved in sports analytics."
Marc Carinci Managing Director, Sports Gambling Data Services November 24, 2014
"The Fix is astonishing, appalling and--given that football is the world's game--nothing less than earth-shaking. A magnificent example of investigative reporting at its best and--to the reader's delight--written with elegance and verve. Declan Hill has announced himself on the world stage with nothing less than a total triumph. No one who reads this will ever
Joe McGinniss Author of “Selling the Presidency” and “The Miracle of Castel di Sangro” November 26, 2014
"Declan Hill's new book is an absolute must-read for every thinking fan of the beautiful game on the planet. Being part of Declan's team preparing the book I know how much effort and research Declan invested in it. Declan's passion for our game, professional courage and expertise pours from every page."
Steven Powell Director of Policy, Football Supporters' Federation November 24, 2014
"Tenacious, factual and with an unrivalled understanding of the current threat being posed to the integrity of sport, Declan Hill consistently challenges those who stand idly by."
Senator Cecilia Keaveney Former Head of the Council of Europe’s Task Force on Match-Fixing November 24, 2014
"The Insider’s Guide to Match-Fixing in Football is an education for scholars and students of organized crime and a wake-up call for sports administrators. Rigorously researched but accessibly written..."
James A. Densley, PhD author of How Gangs Work: An Ethnography of Youth Violence November 24, 2014
“Dr. Declan Hill is articulate, knowledgeable and very entertaining.”
Karen O’Brien Global Compliance Solutions November 26, 2014
"An investigative tour de force, as well as a journalist’s personal journal of his travels while researching the dark recesses of organized crime’s grip on football, The Fix weaves a compelling story of players, gangsters and sports executives conspiring to ruin a game so beloved the world over. "
Bruce Livesey Investigative Journalist November 26, 2014
"Declan Hill writes a well-researched book, of investigative journalistic brilliance."
Shaka Hislop ESPN soccer commentator and World Cup goalkeeper November 26, 2014
"This book explains the fight between good and evil that exists in international football today."
Emmanuel Petit World Cup winning footballer November 26, 2014
“Only Declan Hill could write a book with this level of academic rigor and foundation of investigative journalism. I expect Dr. Hill's new book to be the seminal work in the sports corruption space and I have adopted it for use in my PhD seminar on forensic sports law analytics.”
Ryan M. Rodenberg JD/PhD, Florida State University, USA November 24, 2014
A new book from one of the best investigative writers on the subject of match and spot fixing in football. The challenge to the integrity of sport from sporting fraud is growing exponentially. This new book documents that cancerous expansion. The author is a renowned expert who focuses on football with the precision of a
Professor Richard McLaren Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada November 24, 2014
"This book should published and read by every football lover in these islands and throughout the rest of Europe."
Steven Powell Football Supporters' Federation (England & Wales) November 26, 2014
“The documentary had all the Declan hallmarks; crisp, descriptive writing; persistence, ingenuity and bravery in pursuing interviews in the most difficult locations; a real story, and a vivid message of outrageous social injustice”
Susan Mahoney CBC Radio producer November 26, 2014
"Excellent book! Top research, clean prose, beautifully paced."
Simon Kuper Financial Times November 26, 2014
"A fascinating read. The Fix is part true-crime potboiler, part spy thriller, part academic discourse and part journey of personal discovery."
Stephen Brunt Globe and Mail November 26, 2014
"A book I cannot recommend highly enough."
Lawrence Donegan The Guardian November 26, 2014
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