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Rafa’s WayMartin Hardy told ITV want it meant to hear Newcastle United FC owner Mike Ashley back Rafa Benitez and how it shows that the Magpies are 'back in business'. ICYMI: Rafa's staying!! Watch @sorourkeITV's report below on the last 24 hours at #NUFC, featuring @mhardysport https://t.co/2piZyXyJOk pic.twitter.com/pLGbvq3tPp— ITV News Tyne Tees (@itvtynetees) May 11, 2017 You’ll Never WalkAndy Grant [...]

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"Why We Write" - Rob Sawyer

Rob Sawyer comes from a long line of Everton FC supporters. Listening to his father and grandfather regale the stories of Dixie Dean and the Holy Trinity led to a deep interest in Everton's illustrious history. Whilst researching his first book, a biography of Harry Catterick, Sawyer found just how important TG Jones was to the Toffees. We [...]

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The ManagerRon Atkinson talks Only Fools and Horses in regards to Aston Villa’s over reliance on Moneyball methods.You'll Never WalkdeCoubertin Books is delighted to announce the publication of Andy Grant’s story, You’ll Never Walk…His is the tale of how a dream career in the Royal Marines descended into nightmare. How an explosion during a routine foot patrol [...]

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deCoubertin to publish Andy Grant's autobiography - "You'll Never Walk"

Following the success of Paragon on ITV last night, a documentary about a former commando's quest to become the world's fastest amputee over 10k, deCoubertin Books is delighted to announce the publication of Andy Grant’s story, You’ll Never Walk…His is the tale of how a dream career in the Royal Marines descended into nightmare. How an [...]

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deCoubertin to Publish Insider's Account of Newcastle's Premier League Return

On the occasion of Newcastle United's return to the Premier League, deCoubertin Books are delighted to announce publication of bestselling author Martin Hardy's insider account of the club's rebirth under Rafa Benitez, Rafa's Way.Following on from the award nominated Touching Distance and the acclaimed Tunnel of Love, Rafa’s Way tells the story of Newcastle's remarkable [...]

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When Saturday Comes reviewed Scunthorpe Hasta La Muerte, saying "fans of the Iron will find plenty to enjoy, as will those open to their football reading" The Independent published an extract of Martin Hardy's Tunnel of Love. When Saturday Comes reviewed Clyde Best's autobiography as “one that needs telling and the dignity and determination with which he faced his [...]

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World Book Day

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day, deCoubertin Books are offering a special 20% discount off all items on the website when you use the discount code WBD at the checkout on 2nd March 2017!  "World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of [...]

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Liverpool Captains Ian Herbert, from  the Independent, discusses dementia and the link to footballers from the 60's and 70's with Ian St John who touched upon this in Ragnhild Ansnes book, Liverpool Captains.  61 Minutes in Munich Take a bow, @Simon_Hughes__. 61 minutes is brilliantly woven. It captures the sporting and social context of Howard Gayle's life and times. [...]

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Touching Distance'First, Hardy’s account is gripping in its immediacy. It thrusts you into the thick of the action' - The Two Unfortunates reviewed Touching Distance by Martin Hardy. We would LOVE IT if you read this: @blackwhiterao reviews @mhardysport 's Touching Distance https://t.co/PxNYdY58qC #NUFC— thetwounfortunates (@twounfortunates) January 28, 2017 James CorbettJames chatted to French blog Heristage: L’histoire du Football Anglais en Francais [...]

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The publishing process: An interview with deCoubertin founder James Corbett

James Corbett is a sports correspondent and award-winning author who writes about football for publications including The Blizzard, FourFourTwo, World Soccer and contributes to the BBC World Service’s World Football programme. He worked with Neville Southall and Howard Kendall on their autobiographies and his Everton Encyclopedia was published to acclaim in autumn 2012.In 2009 James [...]

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