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The Prince of Centre-Halves

On Monday Pwllheli hosted Bangor City in the inaugural TG Jones Cup, with Bangor running out 2-0 winners. Here is the Daily Post's preview. 


World in Motion

Simon Hart was on TalkSport2 reminiscing about the Argentina v Italy semi-final of 1990, where Diego Maradona was once again the centre of attention. 

'Much has been written about Ireland’s rather haphazard preparations for their first World Cup in 1990, and now a fascinating new book fills in the gaps when it comes to how Romania prepared for their round of 16 game against Jack Charlton’s team. Simon Hart’s World in Motion paints a picture of chaos in the Romania camp in the weeks and days leading up to the goalless draw in Genoa that was then decided in Ireland’s favour when Packie Bonner saved Daniel Timofte’s penalty in the shoot-out' - The Times discussed Romania's preparations for Italia '90. (Subscription required)


You’ll Never Walk

John Bishop sat down with Professor Green in his latest series and chatted about Andy Grant and his infamous tattoo. (SkyGo subscription required)

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You’ll Never Walk“He’s a remarkable man, is Andy Grant. And if Gareth Southgate and his players can show half of his courage and character over the next few weeks, then England could be in for a very good summer.” – Andy Grant spoke to Neil Jones of Goal.com about his experience with the England squad before they jetted off to [...]

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World in MotionWorld in Motion was serialised in The Guardian, with the focus on the opening chapter and the infamous Argentina - Cameroon clash. Simon Hart was on with Mike Minay on BBC Radio Manchester, and also appeared on ToffeeTV to talk all things World in Motion. The Irish Post chatted to Tony Cascarino, one of the heroes of Ireland's [...]

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World in MotionSimon Hart was in Liverpool this week to talk World In Motion, first with Steve Hothersall on Radio City Talk, and then on BBC Radio Merseyside with Paul Salt. This is after a visit to Milan where he spent time talking about Argentina 0-1 Cameroon at the San Siro, as Dugout relive the most memorable moments from World Cup [...]

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World in MotionGreg Gordon looks into the Bosman ruling of the 90’s which changed the face of football for ever, using World In Motion as a reference point. 'The best retrospective yet written about the tournament.' – Second Captains chat to Simon Hart about Italia ’90 and his new book. (Subsciption only)You’ll Never Walk'Don’t ever judge me or feel sorry for me. Let’s [...]

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The Prince of Centre-HalvesThe Leader reported on the shortlist announcement of The Prince of Centre-Halves for the Sports Book Awards.World in MotionNewstalk Team 33 shared a preview video of their interview with Simon Hart.'Hart’s biography of this pivotal tournament is both gripping and articulate. It takes the reader on a journey through each team’s experience of Italia ’90, as told by [...]

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Here We GoThe New Zealand Herald look at the heyday of Everton FC in a review of Simon Hart's Here We Go. The Acid TestClyde Best discusses the racism he endured during his playing career in an interview with Ken Dyer of the Evening Standard.On his return to London, Clyde revisited Ken's Cafe by Upton Park for an interview on his [...]

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Upcoming events for the weekend of 25-27 November

 This weekend is the busiest in our company's history, with no fewer than 10 public events taking place across the country.Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Phil Thompson kicks off the weekend at Liverpool's Novotel where he joins Liverpool Captains author Ragnhild Ansnes to give a unique insight into leadership and team building from the [...]

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Here We Go, Everton in the 1980s: The Players' Stories

deCoubertin are very excited to announce the publication of Here We Go, Everton in the 1980s: The Players' Stories. For Everton FC, the 1980s were the most successful decade in the club’s history. It was a time when Wembley became a second home for Howard Kendall’s band of brothers as they stepped out from Liverpool’s shadow to take their neighbours’ [...]

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