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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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The DuellistsDaniel Taylor of The Guardian writes on the current rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola in Manchester, and references a tale from The Duellists to illustrate how once upon a time they were allies. Green ShootsMichael Walker on Martin and Michael O'Neill ahead of the World Cup play-offs this week in The Guardian, and how their thoughtful approaches [...]

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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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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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On the BrinkThe Guardian ran an extract of On the Brink, with Mayor Joe Anderson explaining the council's role in Everton's new stadium. The Liverpool Echo ran quotes from Simon's interview with Jurgen Klopp, including a German perspective on Brexit. Extract from the excellent 'On the Brink' by @Simon_Hughes__ as Klopp talks Brexit and life in Liverpool #LFC https://t.co/byay8oXTZM— [...]

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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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