"Excellent book! Top research, clean prose, beautifully paced."
Simon Kuper Financial Times
"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
“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
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
"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
“Dr. Declan Hill is articulate, knowledgeable and very entertaining.”
Karen O’Brien Global Compliance Solutions
“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
“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
"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
"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)
"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
"A book I cannot recommend highly enough."
Lawrence Donegan The Guardian
"Declan Hill writes a well-researched book, of investigative journalistic brilliance."
Shaka Hislop ESPN soccer commentator and World Cup goalkeeper
"This book explains the fight between good and evil that exists in international football today."
Emmanuel Petit World Cup winning footballer
"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”
"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
It was a dark night in October 2009. I was in a street bar in Asia. The girls were in the front. The serious men who did the business were at the back. They were in suits. Scotch whisky bottles open beside them. Their favourite girls pouring their drinks and pouting. They were some of … Continue reading Gambling at Manchester United & How to Survive Aleppo →Archive Read More →