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From Delhi to the Den

BBC 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 was told carrots could increase your height so I ate a lot of carrots.' The Guardian ran an extract of Russian Winters. 

The Herald Scotland and Evening Times serialised Russian Winters last week, and this extract focuses on Andrei's tough relationship with his boss at Rangers, Dick Advocaat. 

Faith of our Families

James Corbett explained what made him want to write Faith of our Families on Nils Satis Nisi Optimum and Toffee Web.

The Redmen

'Some people may dismiss Rowlands’ new book as something only footballing anoraks and obsessives could appreciate, but those who read it carefully enough will realise that not only does it give a unique insight into Liverpool’s history, it also provides a glimpse of a bygone era.' – The 42 review and interview The Redmen and George Rowlands. 

The Prince of Centre-Halves

Rob Sawyer interviewed Roy Matthews for The Citizens about TG Jones.

"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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