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The Prince of Centre-Halves'We must be grateful that Rob Sawyer, who also wrote an excellent biography of former Everton boss Harry Catterick, has turned up the spotlight on this “forgotten” captain of Everton and Wales once again in his centenary year.' - Sports Journalists' Association review Rob Sawyer's new book, a biography on T.G. Jones.The Leader also spoke to Rob Sawyer [...]

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The Redmen of Liverpool FCWriting on the Football Cartophilic Info Exchange website, Alan Jenkins calls The Redmen of Liverpool FC 'a superb book that will set the standard for anyone wishing to compile similar works on their own club’s cigarette cards.'Dave Prentice of The Liverpool Echo described George's work as 'a colourful and stylish collection of every single Liverpool footballer ever to [...]

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Prince of Centre-HalvesRob Sawyer was live with Ian Kennedy on the BBC Merseyside Sport show.The League Magazine had a quick look at the Prince of Centre-Halves, describing it as a 'passionate and compelling biography.' BBC Radio Cymru review The Prince of Centre-Halves.Rafa’s WayThe Independent published an excerpt of Rafa’s Way, an interview by the author with centre-back pairing Ciaran Clark and Jamaal [...]

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61 Minutes in Munich'Howard comes out of this as a true role model' Chris Allen reviews 61 Minutes in Munich on Views from Nowhere. The Prince of Centre-Halves"Llyfr am arwr a gafodd ei anghofio gan lawer, ond llyfr dylai pob cefnogwr Everton, Pwllheli a Bangor, ac ar draws y gogledd a Chymru gyfan ei ddarllen." - BBC Radio Cymru on Rob Sawyer's new book; [...]

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The RedmenGeorge Rowlands talks to BBC Radio Merseyside about Liverpool FC and his new book.Rafa’s WayThe Daily Mail have published Martin Hardy's interview with Rafa Benitez from Rafa's Way. Rafa Benitez interview: 'Can Newcastle win the title?... Why not?' https://t.co/BtmXzmMa1Q via @MailSport— Martin Hardy (@mhardysport) June 8, 2017 Martin also spoke to the News Guardian about his new book. 61 Minutes in MunichAlice Mason [...]

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deCoubertin Books publish The Prince of Centre-Halves: The Life of 'T.G.' Jones

deCoubertin Books are delighted to announce publication of The Prince of Centre-Halves: The Life of ‘T.G.’ Jones.In 1948 AS Roma launched an audacious bid to make Everton’s elegant Welsh international centre half T. G. Jones one of the first foreigners to play in Serie A. Jones, who was dubbed The Prince of Centre-Halves by his adoring fans, bestrode the First [...]

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From Delhi to the DenStephen Constantine talks to The Times of India about his new book and what he thinks Indian football needs going forward.Rafa’s WayMartin Hardy talked to the True Faith NUFC podcast about his new book, Rafa’s Way.The Redmen of Liverpool FCLiverpool FC magazine covered the event at Waterstones in Liverpool One. 

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Which Everton legend would you choose?

To celebrate publication of Rob Sawyer's brilliant new biography of T.G. Jones, deCoubertin Books are providing a free set of 6 originally commissioned cigarette cards by the artist Tim Godden to the first 200 customers who order the book at our online shop. Featuring T.G. in his Everton and Wales kits, plus Dixie Dean, Tommy Lawton and Ted [...]

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Q&A with Rob Saywer, author of 'The Prince of Centre-Halves: The Life of Tommy 'TG' Jones'

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 [...]

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deCoubertin Books publish The Redmen of Liverpool FC: The Tobacco Years

deCoubertin Books are delighted to announce publication of The Redmen of Liverpool FC: The Tobacco Years.In the last years of the nineteenth century, an American tobacco company, Allen and Ginter, began inserting plain cards called ‘stiffeners’ into packets of cigarettes to protect their products from being crushed. What seemed at the time as an inconsequential product development was swiftly exploited for [...]

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