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The Duellists

Daniel Taylor of The Guardian writes on the current rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola in Manchester, and references a tale from The Duellists to illustrate how once upon a time they were allies. 

Green Shoots

Michael Walker on Martin and Michael O'Neill ahead of the World Cup play-offs this week in The Guardian, and how their thoughtful approaches follow a certain tradition in Irish football.  

Faith of Our Families

James Corbett, Jack Gordon Brown and Phil Ross chatted to Paul Salt of BBC Radio Merseyside about their new book Faith of Our Families.

They also appeared on the Everton podcast The Blue Room to discuss the book. 


There to be Shot At

Tony Coton attended City Square Live with fellow ex-stopper Shay Given before the Arsenal game on Sunday. 

The Red Journey

Read Liverpool ran an extract of The Red Journey by Mark Platt, focusing on Liverpool's miserly defence in the 1978/79 season. 

Supersub

David Fairclough chatted to the 42.ie about the competitiveness at Liverpool during their golden era. 

Meanwhile, Newstalk released the second part of their interview with David. 

On the Brink

When Saturday Comes had only nice things to say about Simon Hughes' latest book, On the Brink. 

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Green ShootsThe Newsletter (Ireland) talked to Michael Walker about Northern Ireland’s football fortunes. http://www.newsletter.co.uk/sport/football/how-michael-o-neill-transformed-northern-ireland-s-football-fortunes-1-8212577The I paper also spoke to Michael, focusing again on the rise of Northern Ireland ahead of the play-offs next week.Michael Walker, or @mwalker2771, is a formidable reporter. Looking forward to reading this... pic.twitter.com/URrLYqB1Fk— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) October 23, 2017 Faith of our FamiliesFaith of our Families author [...]

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T.G. Jones at 100

12 October 2017 marks the centenary of the birth of Thomas George Ronald Jones in Queensferry, Flintshire. The tall, quiet son of a Connah’s Quay coal merchant would find his footballing feet at Wrexham F.C. but he would achieve immortality at Goodison Park. His first two initials, T.G. became synonymous with the art of cultured defensive play.In March 1936 the [...]

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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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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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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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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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The publishing process: An interview with deCoubertin founder James Corbett

James Corbett is a sports correspondent and award-winning author who writes about football for publications including The Blizzard, FourFourTwo, World Soccer and contributes to the BBC World Service’s World Football programme. He worked with Neville Southall and Howard Kendall on their autobiographies and his Everton Encyclopedia was published to acclaim in autumn 2012.In 2009 James [...]

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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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