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You’ll Never Walk

“He’s a remarkable man, is Andy Grant. And if Gareth Southgate and his players can show half of his courage and character over the next few weeks, then England could be in for a very good summer.” – Andy Grant spoke to Neil Jones of Goal.com about his experience with the England squad before they jetted off to Russia.

Andy and ghost writer Phil Reade joined Steve Hothersall in the RadioCity Talk studio.

World in Motion

Part 1 of Simon Hart’s interview with Raf Diallo of Newstalk, focusing on Ireland’s time at Italia ’90.

Outside Write suggested World in Motion as one of the best World Cup books in their list of must-read literature on the competition. 

When Friday Comes

 also recommended James Montague's When Friday Comes for background on football in Iran and Egypt. 

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World in MotionWorld in Motion was serialised in The Guardian, with the focus on the opening chapter and the infamous Argentina - Cameroon clash. Simon Hart was on with Mike Minay on BBC Radio Manchester, and also appeared on ToffeeTV to talk all things World in Motion. The Irish Post chatted to Tony Cascarino, one of the heroes of Ireland's [...]

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World in MotionSimon Hart was in Liverpool this week to talk World In Motion, first with Steve Hothersall on Radio City Talk, and then on BBC Radio Merseyside with Paul Salt. This is after a visit to Milan where he spent time talking about Argentina 0-1 Cameroon at the San Siro, as Dugout relive the most memorable moments from World Cup [...]

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World in MotionGreg Gordon looks into the Bosman ruling of the 90’s which changed the face of football for ever, using World In Motion as a reference point. 'The best retrospective yet written about the tournament.' – Second Captains chat to Simon Hart about Italia ’90 and his new book. (Subsciption only)You’ll Never Walk'Don’t ever judge me or feel sorry for me. Let’s [...]

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The Prince of Centre-HalvesThe Leader reported on the shortlist announcement of The Prince of Centre-Halves for the Sports Book Awards.World in MotionNewstalk Team 33 shared a preview video of their interview with Simon Hart.'Hart’s biography of this pivotal tournament is both gripping and articulate. It takes the reader on a journey through each team’s experience of Italia ’90, as told by [...]

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Everton’s 1937/38 Season: Seeking the Right Chemistry at the School of Science

Everton romped to the 1938/39 league title and were hailed as purveyors of football in the finest scientific traditions. Yet, on paper, this was an unlikely triumph as the club had been flirting with relegation just a year earlier. So how did Everton’s 1937/38 season serve as a prelude to glory?Rob Sawyer, author of The Prince of Centre-Halves: 'The Life [...]

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Liverpool icons as cigarette cards

A look at some of the most iconic Liverpool players to appear on the front of cigarette cards, as chronicled by George Rowlands in his vivid book The Redmen of Liverpool: The Tobacco Years. 1892-93: Duncan McLean, Field Favorites  Thought to be the first British footballer to feature on a cigarette card, Duncan McLean was persuaded to [...]

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Sports Book Awards Shortlist

deCoubertin Books are delighted to have been shortlisted in four different categories at the Sports Book of the Year awards.Authors Jens Lehmann, George Rowlands, Rob Sawyer, Stephen Constantine and Owen Amos made the shortlists, which were unveiled at a ceremony at Coutts Bank in Central London this morning.Lehmann’s autobiography, The Madness is on the Pitch, which [...]

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World in Motion “The book is full of countless nuggets.” – David Coughlan reviews World in Motion for  buzz.ie If you're looking for a good read to get in World Cup mood, stick 'World In Motion' by @simon22ph on your list. From Roger Milla to the Iron Curtain — some great yarns from Italia 90. Out in May. https://t.co/NToqjEZKIG pic.twitter.com/NJ84uXmlJ2 — David [...]

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There to be Shot At'After reinventing his life and career on numerous occasions, Coton's story is a testament to perseverance and courage; and none of that is made possible without character, in which he has an endless supply'  - Tribal Football spoke to Tony Coton about his the art of goalkeeping. From Delhi to the Den'Despite its shortness, [...]

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