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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.

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There to be Shot At'After reinventing his life and career on numerous occasions, Coton's story is a testament to perseverance and courage; and none of that is made possible without character, in which he has an endless supply'  - Tribal Football spoke to Tony Coton about his the art of goalkeeping. From Delhi to the Den'Despite its shortness, [...]

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From Delhi to the DenForbes 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 [...]

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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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