The Football Factory "is not exclusively a novel about [soccer,] it is also a chronicle of a lost tribe – the white Anglo-Saxon, heterosexual who is fed up with being told he is crap. It is the story of a flight from fear by a group of Londoners who have seen the present and know it does not work. King writes powerfully with a raw realism and clear grasp of a culture which has been denied but cannot be ignored."
"King’s novel is not only an outstanding read, but also an important social document. This book should be compulsory reading for all those who believe in the existence, or even the attainability of a classless society."
"Powerfully written, and tells you more about the mentality of those who disrupt football matches than all the theses of the sociologist academics put together."
"Bleak, thought-provoking and brutal, The Football Factory has all the hallmarks of a cult novel."