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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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Football Book of the Year Award

deCoubertin Books are delighted to have two titles longlisted at the Cross Sports Book Awards in the Best Football Book category.Faith of our Families: Everton An Oral History 1878-2018 and From Delhi to the Den: the Story of Football’s Most Travelled Coach were unveiled as part of the long list at an event hosted by the [...]

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deCoubertin Books donate to Liverpool Libraries

deCoubertin Books are proud to announce the donation of 80 Liverpool and Everton-related tomes to the libraries of Liverpool City Council.These include Everton: The Complete Record (2nd Edition); Liverpool: The Complete Record (2nd Edition); 61 Minutes in Munich by Howard Gayle and The Cannonball Kid by Dave Hickson. With council budgets being slashed nationwide, libraries across the country are [...]

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Green Shoots The story of how a young Irish international became a star player in Sweden. In an extract from Michael Walker’s book ‘Green Shoots,’ Ireland and Arsenal star Louise Quinn remembers her stint in Sweden. From  The42.ie "There have been plenty of books written about Irish football history but few have managed to cover both the North and the Republic of Ireland [...]

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A look back in time: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, FA Cup final, 10 May 1986

Liverpool 3-1 EvertonFA Cup Final10 May 1986Ian Rush: This was extra special, because the FA Cup was the one trophy that had eluded Liverpool for the past dozen years. The fact that we were facing our Mersey neighbours Everton in the final added extra spice. Ever since we'd both won our semi-finals Merseyside had been in a [...]

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A look back in time: Everton 4-4 Liverpool, FA Cup fifth round replay, 20 February 1991

Everton 4- 4 Liverpool FA Cup fifth round replay20 February 1991Howard Kendall: For 120 minutes the momentum ebbed and flowed between the two teams in a night of high drama.Ray Atteveld: It was a quite amazing game to be playing in, because I think in all four situations we were one goal down and got back up every [...]

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From Delhi to the DenForbes 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 [...]

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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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