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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 Headlines

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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What the Press are saying

Here We GoAuthor Simon Hart talks to Sky Sports Johnny Phillips about Koeman’s Everton side and if they can replicate the wonder years of the 80’s that the Everton players discuss in the new book Here We Go. http://www.skysports.com/football/news/22712/10568944/can-ronald-koeman-bring-back-evertons-1980s-glory-daysThe ManagerRon Atkinson talks to the Mirror about Jose Mourinho’s management style and his new autobiography that is coming out this month.http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/manchester-united-boss-jose-mourinho-8871594Big [...]

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Ron Atkinson Events

October8th: Ron Atkinson - Waterstones Trafford Centre @1pm8th: Ron Atkinson - WH Smiths Manchester Arndale @3pm15th: Ron Atkinson - Waterstones Middlesbrough @4pm29th: Ron Atkinson - Waterstones Meadowhall @11am29th: Ron Atkinson - Waterstones Sheffield City Centre @1:30pmNovember1st: Ron Atkinson - Waterstones Liverpool 1 @6:30pm17th: Ron Atkinson - Waterstones Sutton Coldfield @5pm22nd: Ron Atkinson - Oxford United [...]

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What the Press are saying about Ron Atkinson: The Manager

Ron Atkinson: The ManagerRon Atkinson’s autobiography, The Manager, debuted with coverage in the Daily Express, BBC Radio Manchester, The Independent and BBC World Service World Football.The Independent’s chief sportswriter, Ian Herbert, writes: ‘Atkinson’s ghost-writer Tim Rich… delivers a work of quiet persistence, carefully packing the story with rich detail. Some ghosted autobiographies artificially dramatize and stylise. Rich resists those temptation. He is [...]

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Deadline Extended: Pre-Order Everton: The Official Complete Record

 DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED UNTIL SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBEREverton FC, in partnership with deCoubertin Books, are delighted to announce publication of the second edition of the acclaimed Everton: The Official Complete Record in October.For Blues who pre-order the book via deCoubertin.co.uk or Evertonfc.com before Sunday 25 September, we are offering them the chance to add their name to the [...]

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