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From Delhi to the Den

'Overall, the book, ghost-written by BBC journalist Owen Amos, is a crisp read which will not only be a part of the reading lists of fans interested in Indian football but will also be considered by general football lovers.' Goal.com review From Delhi to the Den.

One of the leading figures in Asian football and head technical advisor to the Chinese government’s football programmes, Tom Byer, was full of praise for From Delhi to the Den

On the Brink

The Liverpool FC Official programme promoted On the Brink and the accompanying photography exhibition by the excellent Alex Baillie, currently on show at Unit 51 on Jamaica Street. 

The Blizzard have have run an extract on City of Liverpool from On The Brink in their latest edition (subscription here). 

There to be Shot At

The Mail on Sunday interviewed Tony Coton about his time with Manchester United and his battle with mental health issues.

'Crammed with anecdotes and insight.' Henry Winter on There to be Shot at. 

'Coton’s memoirs, one of the sporting year’s more entertaining autobiographies...' – Daniel Taylor from the Guardian alludes to a tale from Tony Coton's autobiography in his column on Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford. 

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On the BrinkAuthor 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 [...]

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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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The ManagerRon Atkinson was on BBC Midlands 6:30 show with Ian Winter discussing his new autobiography and what the Midland football teams could expect this season.From Delhi to the DenITV London went Faceboook Live with Stephen Constantine. 'A gripping tale of triumph over adversity which should be required reading for all coaches and for anyone who doubts something can be achieved out of nothing.' SJA review [...]

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