Like bankers and senior BP executives, footballers are unaccountable until something goes wrong. They represent the worst of what's happened since the 1980s.
Taylor is clearly a very accomplished and witty prose stylist.
Brilliantly appalling and absurdly fun.
Wickedly funny. The world of Premier League football has been crying out for merciless satire, and finally it arrives. I doubt Garth Crooks will ever work again.
As with all good satire, this dystopian vision inspires laughter and loathing in equal measure.