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From Delhi to the Den

Forbes delved into the murky world of North Korea and how their football team was allowed to travel to Japan, despite sanctions, with Stephen Constantine’s account of the atmosphere in North Korea showing the contrast with the one in Japan.

A short video on the life and times of Stephen, football's most travelled manager: http://www.decoubertin.co.uk/blog/the-life-and-ti...

On the Brink

In the Irish Times, Michael Walker looks ahead to the Manchester derby and the differences in Manchester City before and after the Shinawatra takeover as highlighted in Simon Hughes’ book, On the Brink.

Russian Winters

Sky Sports NewsThe Daily Telegraph, the Manchester Evening NewsESPN, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror and the Independent all spoke to Andrei Kanchelskis ahead of the Manchester derby, with Andrei giving is views on both Pep and Jose. 


There to be Shot At

Sam Wallace of the Telegraph chatted to Tony Coton about the battle of the Manchester Goalkeepers.


The Duellists

Oliver Kay from the Times looked into the history of the rivalry of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, referencing The Duellists.

Steve Busfield from the International Business Times compared Pep and Jose fierce rivalry in Spain to the lukewarm one in Manchester.

Paolo spoke to Graham Hunter about their time covering Barcelona and Madrid and Pep and Jose in Spain for the Big Interview


Green Shoots

'Green Shoots by Michael Walker a typically in-depth and diligently reported trip through Irish soccer on both sides of the Border by one of the best in the business' - The Irish Times

The Irish Daily Star chatted to Michael Walker about his new book, Green Shoots.

The life and times of Stephen Constantine

'Nomadic. That's what people call me.' In 1978, aged just 16, Stephen Constantine left his family home in Cyprus. He didn't know it then, but it was a start of a journey that would take him around the world, in pursuit of the global game. Nearly 40 years on and Stephen is still on that [...]

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Green Shoots'Walker does a superb job of explaining it all in what must be the most significant examination of football there since Malcolm Brodie’s History of Irish Soccer in 1963.' Eric Brown from the Sports Journalists’ Association on Green Shoots by Michael Walker. 'An even-handed, affectionately perceptive view of Irish football on both sides of the border, its emotional [...]

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Arsenal Invincible Memoir Special Intro Offer

deCoubertin Publish The Madness is on the Pitch: Jens Lehmann’s autobiographyHalf Price Introductory Offer for deCoubertin Customers‘A work like his career; entertaining and a bit crazy’ – Der Spiegel. deCoubertin Books are delighted to announce the publication of Jens Lehmann’s autobiography, The Madness is on the Pitch. Jens Lehmann is one of football’s most recognisable [...]

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eBook Special Offer

It is approaching that time of year where all you can think about is what you buy your nearest and dearest, and that Christmas shopping panic sets in once more. However, here at deCoubertin we believe that there is still room to treat yourself during this period, and that's why we've decided to lend a [...]

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The DuellistsDaniel Taylor of The Guardian writes on the current rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola in Manchester, and references a tale from The Duellists to illustrate how once upon a time they were allies. Green ShootsMichael Walker on Martin and Michael O'Neill ahead of the World Cup play-offs this week in The Guardian, and how their thoughtful approaches [...]

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Green ShootsThe Newsletter (Ireland) talked to Michael Walker about Northern Ireland’s football fortunes. http://www.newsletter.co.uk/sport/football/how-michael-o-neill-transformed-northern-ireland-s-football-fortunes-1-8212577The I paper also spoke to Michael, focusing again on the rise of Northern Ireland ahead of the play-offs next week.Michael Walker, or @mwalker2771, is a formidable reporter. Looking forward to reading this... pic.twitter.com/URrLYqB1Fk— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) October 23, 2017 Faith of our FamiliesFaith of our Families author [...]

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On the BrinkSimon Hughes was on with Team 33 from Newstalk talking about his latest book, On the Brink.Simon spoke to Gavin Cooney at Balls.ie about the links between football and politics in today's society. The FA Sunday Cup chatted to Simon Hughes about non-league football.We speak @Simon_Hughes__ author of 'On the Brink' who followed & featured 2016 FA Sunday CupBUY On [...]

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T.G. Jones at 100

12 October 2017 marks the centenary of the birth of Thomas George Ronald Jones in Queensferry, Flintshire. The tall, quiet son of a Connah’s Quay coal merchant would find his footballing feet at Wrexham F.C. but he would achieve immortality at Goodison Park. His first two initials, T.G. became synonymous with the art of cultured defensive play.In March 1936 the [...]

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There to be Shot AtTony Coton joined Jimmy Wagg on BBC Radio Manchester to discuss his new book There to be Shot at and his career in general. 'Simon Mullock of the Sunday Mirror has put together a remarkably candid and detailed story of Coton’s adventures in a 500-game career with Birmingham, Hereford United, Watford, Manchester City, Manchester United and Sunderland. [...]

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