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The Prince of Centre-Halves

The Leader reported on the shortlist announcement of The Prince of Centre-Halves for the Sports Book Awards.


World in Motion

Newstalk 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 the people who were there. Make sure World in Motion is on your reading list this summer.' – Chris Lee reviewed World in Motion for Gentleman Ultra.

Balls.ie spoke to Simon about his interview with Sepp Blatter.

Simon also appeared on the Balls.ie podcast to discuss all things World in Motion.

World in Motion by Simon Hart is an engrossing read of sweep and detail.' – Michael Walker chatted to Packie Bonner about his first job and that photo from the Italia ’90 World Cup in the Irish Times.


Tony Coton

Tony Coton spoke to fellow former goalkeeper David Preece about the stresses of a career in goal for the Totally Football Show.


You’ll Never Walk

Andy Grant was on with Talk Radio Europe to discuss his forthcoming book You'll Never Walk. 

Andy also appeared on LFCTV with Reds legend Ronnie Whelan and soap star Kent Riley. (subscription required)


61 Minutes in Munich

James Morgan of the Sunday Herald Scotland spoke to Howard Gayle about fellow Liverpool trailblazer Mo Salah.

Everton’s 1937/38 Season: Seeking the Right Chemistry at the School of Science

Everton romped to the 1938/39 league title and were hailed as purveyors of football in the finest scientific traditions. Yet, on paper, this was an unlikely triumph as the club had been flirting with relegation just a year earlier. So how did Everton’s 1937/38 season serve as a prelude to glory?Rob Sawyer, author of The Prince of Centre-Halves: 'The Life [...]

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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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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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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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