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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. 


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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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" - James Corbett

‘Once Everton touches you, nothing is ever the same again.’Alan Ball’s famous aphorism is one of the truest things anyone has ever said about a football club. Everton is a club that grips and obsesses, cradles and slaps you around, causes agony and joy. And that’s just as a supporter. As a writer who has seen in print more than [...]

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Touching Distance'First, Hardy’s account is gripping in its immediacy. It thrusts you into the thick of the action' - The Two Unfortunates reviewed Touching Distance by Martin Hardy. We would LOVE IT if you read this: @blackwhiterao reviews @mhardysport 's Touching Distance https://t.co/PxNYdY58qC #NUFC— thetwounfortunates (@twounfortunates) January 28, 2017 James CorbettJames chatted to French blog Heristage: L’histoire du Football Anglais en Francais [...]

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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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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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