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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.

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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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The Redmen of Liverpool FCWriting on the Football Cartophilic Info Exchange website, Alan Jenkins calls The Redmen of Liverpool FC 'a superb book that will set the standard for anyone wishing to compile similar works on their own club’s cigarette cards.'Dave Prentice of The Liverpool Echo described George's work as 'a colourful and stylish collection of every single Liverpool footballer ever to [...]

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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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"Why We Write" - Rob Sawyer

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 the Toffees. We [...]

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