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'After reinventing his life and career on numerous occasions, Coton's story is a testament to perseverance and courage; and none of that is made possible without character, in which he has an endless supply'  - Tribal Football spoke to Tony Coton about his the art of goalkeeping. 


From Delhi to the Den

'Despite its shortness, the book only runs to 194 pages, it is a great read… highly recommended' – An Old International reviews From Delhi to the Den.


Russian Winters

'When I flew to England in 1991, no one told me which club I was going to. I asked my agent and he just said, “To Manchester”. I asked, “Which club?” and he replied, “I don’t know”. When we landed, we were driven to Old Trafford. It was only then that I realised it was United.' – FourFourTwo sat down with Andrei Kanchelskis for their February issue. 

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From Delhi to the DenForbes delved into the murky world of North Korea and how their football team was allowed to travel to Japan, despite sanctions, with Stephen Constantine’s account of the atmosphere in North Korea showing the contrast with the one in Japan. A short video on the life and times of Stephen, football's most travelled manager: http://www.decoubertin.co.uk/blog/the-life-and-ti... On the [...]

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Green Shoots'Walker does a superb job of explaining it all in what must be the most significant examination of football there since Malcolm Brodie’s History of Irish Soccer in 1963.' Eric Brown from the Sports Journalists’ Association on Green Shoots by Michael Walker. 'An even-handed, affectionately perceptive view of Irish football on both sides of the border, its emotional [...]

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eBook Special Offer

It is approaching that time of year where all you can think about is what you buy your nearest and dearest, and that Christmas shopping panic sets in once more. However, here at deCoubertin we believe that there is still room to treat yourself during this period, and that's why we've decided to lend a [...]

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On the BrinkSimon Hughes was on with Team 33 from Newstalk talking about his latest book, On the Brink.Simon spoke to Gavin Cooney at Balls.ie about the links between football and politics in today's society. The FA Sunday Cup chatted to Simon Hughes about non-league football.We speak @Simon_Hughes__ author of 'On the Brink' who followed & featured 2016 FA Sunday CupBUY On [...]

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There to be Shot AtTony Coton joined Jimmy Wagg on BBC Radio Manchester to discuss his new book There to be Shot at and his career in general. 'Simon Mullock of the Sunday Mirror has put together a remarkably candid and detailed story of Coton’s adventures in a 500-game career with Birmingham, Hereford United, Watford, Manchester City, Manchester United and Sunderland. [...]

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On the BrinkAuthor Simon Hughes appeared on the US Podacast USAnfield. The Independent looked into the story from On the Brink about how American financers trued to broker a Liverpool takeover for Chinese clients.Simon also appeared on local radio, both on Radio City and BBC Mersyside.The Liverpool Echo spoke to Simon about the reasons for Barcelona's pursuit of Coutinho on their Anfield Extra podcast. 'On [...]

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From Delhi to the DenBBC World Service were joined by Stephen Constantine. Stephen also joined Nihal Arthanayake on BBC Asian Network’s Big Debate.'Constantine deserves credit for providing a very human insight into the game of musical chairs that is football management' - The Football Pink review of From Delhi to the Den. Stephen talked to Gulf News about India’s rise through the rankings.Russian Winters'I [...]

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Why We Write - Tim Rich

Tim Rich is the ghost writer for Ron Atkinson's The Manager and Andrei Kanchelskis' Russian Winters. Here, Tim talked to us about that experience.  The writing I do is pre-figured by the word ‘ghost’. The first two books I have written for deCoubertin have seen me in front of a keyboard for hours upon end and [...]

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Why We Write - Andrei Kanchelskis

Russian Winters tells the story of Andrei Kanchelskis, the only man to have scored in a Manchester, Merseyside and Glasgow derby. Here Andrei describes what made him want to write his new autobiography. My new book, called Russian Winters, is my third and they were all done for different reasons. When I was still a Manchester United [...]

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