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61 Minutes in MunichThe Anfield Wrap serialised Howard Gayle’s autobiography across three days last week: - Here he discusses growing up in Toxteth and Norris Green, and also his first experiences of Anfield as a child: http://www.theanfieldwrap.com/2016/10/howard-gayle...- Howard progressed to the Liverpool squad, and here he charts his rise to the first team for the 1981 European Cup [...]

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Q&A with Alex Calvo Garcia, subject of 'Scunthorpe: Hasta La Muerte'

In 1996 Alex Calvo Garcia arrived in Scunthorpe a complete unknown, barely able to speak a word of English. Eight years later he left Glanford Park an Irons legend, having made 268 appearances for the club, scoring 41 goals -- including the famous play-off winning header against Leyton Orient in 1999. In 2005, the year after [...]

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Howard Gayle Book Launch

Join Howard Gayle and members of The Anfield Wrap at the official launch of his autobiography, 61 Minutes in Munich, in Liverpool on 28 October from 7.30pm-10.30pm.Howard will be discussing his life, times and book with the TAW team followed by a book signing.This is a free ticketed event. In order to attend please complete [...]

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Here We Go: Everton in the 1980s: The Players' Stories: Roger Bennett from Men In Blazers reviewed Simon Hart's book on Everton in the 1980s on their podcast, calling it a 'must read' for any American while admitting he cried three times himself during the process. Roger also has kind words for deCoubertin.'Hart weaves a poignant narrative [...]

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Out Today: Tunnel of Love: Football, Fighting & Failure: Newcastle United after the Entertainers

deCoubertin are delighted to announce the publication of Tunnel of Love by Martin Hardy, the follow-up to his acclaimed account of Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle revolution, Touching Distance.In 1996, Newcastle United were within a whisker of winning the Premier League. That summer they broke the world transfer record to sign Alan Shearer.Thirteen years later they went into the final game of [...]

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Meet Ron Atkinson!!

Join us at Waterstones in Liverpool One as they play host to one of English football's most recognisable and popular characters.Ron Atkinson remains the only Englishman to have won major trophies with three different clubs: Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa. In The Manager Ron Atkinson delves into the highs and lows of an [...]

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The Unbelievables The Two Unfortunates review David Bevan’s story of Leicester’s unbelievable season saying David “is able to convey what last season’s journey meant to the people of the city of Leicester.” Tunnel of Love Mark Douglas chats to Martin Hardy about his new book, Tunnel of Love. 61 Minutes in Munich Ian Herbert, from the  Independent, interviews Howard Gayle on his autobiography and the racism that followed [...]

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When Skies are Grey fanzine reviews 'Here We go' by Simon Hart

After featuring loads of books in our summer special, we thought we’d concentrate on a couple of Everton books this time.Recent years have seen a proliferation of books on Everton that have moved away from pure player autobiographies and general history books such as the very readable Rob Sawyer’s biography of Harry Catterick and Brian Viner’s interviews with the players from [...]

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61 Minutes in Munich press coverage

'The culture at Liverpool dictated that I was expected to just allow it to go over my head and not take things so seriously. But it wasn’t in my make-up to let certain words get used without responding forcefully. So I came back at them. It contributed towards me getting the reputation as someone who [...]

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Q&A with Michael Walker, author of Up There

  Michael Walker is a freelance journalist and columnist for the Irish Times. He has written on football in the north-east  for The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and Daily Mail. In 2006 he was commissioned by The Irish Times to write a season-long series on Sunderland, then Irish-owned and with Roy Keane as manager. Those articles [...]

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