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From Delhi to the Den

Forbes delved into the murky world of North Korea and how their football team was allowed to travel to Japan, despite sanctions, with Stephen Constantine’s account of the atmosphere in North Korea showing the contrast with the one in Japan.

A short video on the life and times of Stephen, football's most travelled manager: http://www.decoubertin.co.uk/blog/the-life-and-ti...

On the Brink

In the Irish Times, Michael Walker looks ahead to the Manchester derby and the differences in Manchester City before and after the Shinawatra takeover as highlighted in Simon Hughes’ book, On the Brink.

Russian Winters

Sky Sports NewsThe Daily Telegraph, the Manchester Evening NewsESPN, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror and the Independent all spoke to Andrei Kanchelskis ahead of the Manchester derby, with Andrei giving is views on both Pep and Jose. 


There to be Shot At

Sam Wallace of the Telegraph chatted to Tony Coton about the battle of the Manchester Goalkeepers.


The Duellists

Oliver Kay from the Times looked into the history of the rivalry of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, referencing The Duellists.

Steve Busfield from the International Business Times compared Pep and Jose fierce rivalry in Spain to the lukewarm one in Manchester.

Paolo spoke to Graham Hunter about their time covering Barcelona and Madrid and Pep and Jose in Spain for the Big Interview


Green Shoots

'Green Shoots by Michael Walker a typically in-depth and diligently reported trip through Irish soccer on both sides of the Border by one of the best in the business' - The Irish Times

The Irish Daily Star chatted to Michael Walker about his new book, Green Shoots.

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Green ShootsThe Newsletter (Ireland) talked to Michael Walker about Northern Ireland’s football fortunes. http://www.newsletter.co.uk/sport/football/how-michael-o-neill-transformed-northern-ireland-s-football-fortunes-1-8212577The I paper also spoke to Michael, focusing again on the rise of Northern Ireland ahead of the play-offs next week.Michael Walker, or @mwalker2771, is a formidable reporter. Looking forward to reading this... pic.twitter.com/URrLYqB1Fk— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) October 23, 2017 Faith of our FamiliesFaith of our Families author [...]

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There to be Shot AtTony Coton joined Jimmy Wagg on BBC Radio Manchester to discuss his new book There to be Shot at and his career in general. 'Simon Mullock of the Sunday Mirror has put together a remarkably candid and detailed story of Coton’s adventures in a 500-game career with Birmingham, Hereford United, Watford, Manchester City, Manchester United and Sunderland. [...]

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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 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 [...]

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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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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 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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'Why we Write' - Stephen Constantine in conversation with Owen Amos

From Delhi to the Den tells the story of Stephen Constantine, the Indian national football team manager and “football’s most-travelled coach”. Here, Stephen and his co-author, BBC website journalist Owen Amos, explain how the book came about…Stephen Constantine: Owen, can you remember why you first emailed me in 2011?Owen Amos: I was organising a football tour to Nepal [...]

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