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'Why We Write' - Matthew Kennington

When Alex Calvo Garcia arrived at Scunthorpe in 1996 from the Basque Country, he was a complete unknown at a time when foreign players rarely featured at British clubs. Eight years later he was leaving an Irons legend, having made 236 league appearances and scoring a winner in the 1999 play-off final against Leyton Orient. [...]

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Ron Atkinson: The MangerRon and Tim Rich talked to Mike Sweeney at BBC Radio Manchester about his latest book and all things Manchester United. "I’ve been lucky enough. I’ve been to Wembley a few times. I’ve produced teams that have by and large consistently been in the top bracket" -- Ron was interviewed by 

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Q&A with Steve Johnson, author of Everton: The Complete Record, Second Edition

Nearly 140 years after Everton's humble birth as a church team, Steve Johnson has painstakingly trawled through the archives to provide for details of every game, line up, goalscorer, attendance and result, as well a plethora of other facts and figures.This officially endorsed record -- the second edition -- comes six years after the first, [...]

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Ron Atkinson:Ron Atkinson’s autobiography ‘The Manager’ was serialised on the Express and Star website throughout last week: Here he discusses how Stan Cullis changed the world of football at Wolves: On good times while manager of West Brom first time round.On his return to West Brom, which wasn’t quite so successful.In this extract Ron talks managing Aston Villa and in particular [...]

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Black Friday special deals!

Today, of course, is Black Friday, the one morning in the year where everybody rushes -- and knocks each other out the way -- to get the best deals in the sales in the lead up to the festive period. Here at deCoubertin, though, we thought we would save you the hassle of the jam-packed [...]

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Q&A With 'Liverpool Captains' Author Ragnhild Lund Ansnes

Ever since the age of five Ragnhild Lund Ansnes has wanted to be an author, but she hasn't always been a football fan, and she certainly didn't grow up supporting Liverpool Football Club. But a few years ago that would all change, mainly due to encounters with her Premier League-mad work colleagues and her Liverpool-mad husband, [...]

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Upcoming events for the weekend of 25-27 November

 This weekend is the busiest in our company's history, with no fewer than 10 public events taking place across the country.Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Phil Thompson kicks off the weekend at Liverpool's Novotel where he joins Liverpool Captains author Ragnhild Ansnes to give a unique insight into leadership and team building from the [...]

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The Headlines

Ron Atkinson: The ManagerRon talks to the Birmingham Mail about Steve Bruce and his new autobiography.Ron tells West Brom boss Tony Pulis to target the FA Cup in the Express and Star, a trophy he won twice as Manchester United manager. The Birmingham Mail have carried the same story. Ron talks to the Lutterworth Mail about the drinking culture in football.The Belfast Telegraph, the Daily Star and [...]

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Black Friday/Christmas deals!

Today marks the first day of deCoubertin's sales in the lead up to Black Friday! Over the next week we will be rolling out a number of great deals on our site, so you can prepare for the festive period. Starting today, all our Encyclopedia's have been reduced to half price! Keep your eyes peeled for more offers over [...]

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'Why We Write': Scunthorpe Hasta La Muerte author Inigo Gurruchaga

When Alex Calvo Garcia arrived at Scunthorpe in 1996 from the Basque Country, he was a complete unknown at a time when foreign players rarely featured at British clubs. Eight years later he was leaving an Irons legend, having made 236 league appearances and scoring a winner in the 1999 play-off final against Leyton Orient. This [...]

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