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Author 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 the Brink isn’t the most uplifting book you’ll read this year but it offers a fascinating survey of north-west life and football in the 21st century.’ Of Pitch and Page review.

Simon was interviewed by The News & Star. 

The Independent ran two extracts of On the Brink, one focused on Manchester City's network of clubs, and one focusing on the end of the spectrum, a Sunday League journey with Home Bargains FC

The Second Captains team welcomed Simon on to their podcast, and so did the Anfield Wrap

The i Paper ran an extract of On the Brink, concentrating on the legendary Fletcher Moss Rangers. 

From Delhi to the Den

'Of course I was interested. North Korea had a great team.' The i Paper had a chat with Stephen Constantine. 


There to be Shot At

The Birmingham Mail covered the the extract of There to be Shot at from the Mail on Sunday. 


Russian Winters

‘A fascinating career tale where he pulls no punches about fellow professionals’ – The Sports Journalist Association review Russian Winters.

deCoubertin Books to publish On the Brink

‘A vivid and wise portrayal of football. For all the money washing around the sport, it is an incredibly fragile one, and this book reflects that, by travelling from the top table to the coal face. North West England provides a superb microcosm. This is reportage at its very best.' - Ian Herbert, Daily MailAs the days became shorter [...]

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On the Brink photography exhibition

As the days became shorter and the nights darker, Simon Hughes began a journey through the north west, the country’s most successful football region.During the winter of the 2016/17 English season Hughes met the individuals shaping the game, those able to explain how and why moods are changing from the top of the professional ladder [...]

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