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It is approaching that time of year where all you can think about is what you buy your nearest and dearest, and that Christmas shopping panic sets in once more. However, here at deCoubertin we believe that there is still room to treat yourself during this period, and that's why we've decided to lend a helping hand. As of today - Thursday 9 November - you will be able to download the following eBooks for just £4.99 each: 

- Russian Winters: The Story of Andrei Kanchelskis, with Tim Rich. 

- On the Brink: A Journey Through English Football's North West, by Simon Hughes. 

- Rafa's Way: The Resurrection of Newcastle United, by Martin Hardy. 

- From Delhi to the Den: The Story of Stephen Constantine, Football's Most Travelled Manager, by Stephen Constantine and Owen Amos. 

- The Prince of Centre-Halves: The Life of Tommy T.G. Jones, by Rob Sawyer. 

- The Duellists: Pep, Jose and the Birth of Football's Greatest Rivalry, by Paolo Condo. 

This allows you to read some of the finest literature on football available at the moment, without having to break the bank. The best of both worlds. 

However, you must be quick, as this offer ends in three weeks' time, Thursday 30 December. 


     

    

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On the BrinkSimon Hughes was on with Team 33 from Newstalk talking about his latest book, On the Brink.Simon spoke to Gavin Cooney at Balls.ie about the links between football and politics in today's society. The FA Sunday Cup chatted to Simon Hughes about non-league football.We speak @Simon_Hughes__ author of 'On the Brink' who followed & featured 2016 FA Sunday CupBUY On [...]

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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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There to be Shot AtJames Ducker discusses the progress of injury treatment over the years in the Telegraph, focusing on the different ways Manchester City dealt with Tony Coton's leg break in 1995 and Ederson's recent collision with Sadio Mane. Ducker describes There to be Shot at as a 'riveting' autobiography. ESPN also ran an extract of There [...]

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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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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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The Headlines

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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