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The Prince of Centre-Halves

The Leader reported on the shortlist announcement of The Prince of Centre-Halves for the Sports Book Awards.


World in Motion

Newstalk Team 33 shared a preview video of their interview with Simon Hart.

'Hart’s biography of this pivotal tournament is both gripping and articulate. It takes the reader on a journey through each team’s experience of Italia ’90, as told by the people who were there. Make sure World in Motion is on your reading list this summer.' – Chris Lee reviewed World in Motion for Gentleman Ultra.

Balls.ie spoke to Simon about his interview with Sepp Blatter.

Simon also appeared on the Balls.ie podcast to discuss all things World in Motion.

World in Motion by Simon Hart is an engrossing read of sweep and detail.' – Michael Walker chatted to Packie Bonner about his first job and that photo from the Italia ’90 World Cup in the Irish Times.


Tony Coton

Tony Coton spoke to fellow former goalkeeper David Preece about the stresses of a career in goal for the Totally Football Show.


You’ll Never Walk

Andy Grant was on with Talk Radio Europe to discuss his forthcoming book You'll Never Walk. 

Andy also appeared on LFCTV with Reds legend Ronnie Whelan and soap star Kent Riley. (subscription required)


61 Minutes in Munich

James Morgan of the Sunday Herald Scotland spoke to Howard Gayle about fellow Liverpool trailblazer Mo Salah.

Everton’s 1937/38 Season: Seeking the Right Chemistry at the School of Science

Everton romped to the 1938/39 league title and were hailed as purveyors of football in the finest scientific traditions. Yet, on paper, this was an unlikely triumph as the club had been flirting with relegation just a year earlier. So how did Everton’s 1937/38 season serve as a prelude to glory?Rob Sawyer, author of The Prince of Centre-Halves: 'The Life [...]

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A look back in time: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, FA Cup final, 10 May 1986

Liverpool 3-1 EvertonFA Cup Final10 May 1986Ian Rush: This was extra special, because the FA Cup was the one trophy that had eluded Liverpool for the past dozen years. The fact that we were facing our Mersey neighbours Everton in the final added extra spice. Ever since we'd both won our semi-finals Merseyside had been in a [...]

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A look back in time: Everton 4-4 Liverpool, FA Cup fifth round replay, 20 February 1991

Everton 4- 4 Liverpool FA Cup fifth round replay20 February 1991Howard Kendall: For 120 minutes the momentum ebbed and flowed between the two teams in a night of high drama.Ray Atteveld: It was a quite amazing game to be playing in, because I think in all four situations we were one goal down and got back up every [...]

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The DuellistsDaniel 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 ShootsMichael Walker on Martin and Michael O'Neill ahead of the World Cup play-offs this week in The Guardian, and how their thoughtful approaches [...]

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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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