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Clive Allen

‘Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe were particularly tireless in their pursuit of improving. As a former striker, I had a really good rapport with them.’ Clive Allen in conversation with The Coaches’ Voice on his time working at Tottenham as part of Harry Redknapp’s coaching staff.

Clive admitted that he would loved to have tested himself in Italian football during his peak years during this interview with The Football Ramble’s Andy Brassell.

Clive also joined the guys on The Last Word on Spurs podcast to discuss his autobiography and his affiliation with the club. (£)


Colin Grainger

‘I liked John Lennon. He seemed down to earth somehow. And Ringo, well, he were a bit of an idiot – he had a dinky toy and he were saying, “I’ve got a car, I’ve got a car.” I thought: “You dozy bugger”.’ Colin Grainger reflects on a life in football and music with Simon Hart in the Daily Mail

‘… When I finished the Singing Winger, I put it straight on my bookshelf.’ Johnny Keen of It’s Round and It’s White on The Singing Winger

Colin’s ghostwriter Hyder Jawad joined Tim Caple on his Talking Sports Books show to discuss the making of the autobiography. 

‘When you walk out at Wembley, you come out up the tunnel and all of a sudden the crowd just start to cheer. It were wonderful.’ Colin reminisces on his days as an England international, playing in front of a packed house at Wembley in the 1950s, on ITV.

Per Mertesacker

‘His story is one of triumph over adversity as he defied medical and family verdicts to scale the very pinnacle of football.’ Eric Brown of the Sports Journalists’ Association reviews BFG. 


Per Mertesacker picked a mixture of former Arsenal and Germany teammates in his perfect XI for FourFourTwo magazine.


Chaos is a Friend of Mine

‘In extracts from his new book on Conor McGregor, Ewan MacKenna charts the early determination of the fighter to succeed, and his later fall from grace in the octagon.’ Extracts of Chaos is a Friend of Mine in the Irish Independent. (£)


Money Can’t Buy Us Love

‘This painstakingly researched history by Everton’s official statistician will be welcomed not only by Goodison fans but by all those devotees of football in a vibrant decade for the game.’ Eric Brown of the Sports Journalists’ Association on Money Can’t Buy Us Love.


There She Goes

‘I remember a mate of mine, quite a left thinking person, said one night “Why does everybody hate Thatcher? Is it just the cool thing to do?”’ Simon Hughes explains his reasoning for writing There She Goes to James Johnson of The Malestrom in this fascinating interview


Keeper of Faith

‘The game is big, its supply of stories almost endless, the urge to tell them strong. Tatenda Taibu’s is among the most extraordinary. Keeper of Faith offers the true power of a remarkable life, more hidden than it should be.’ John Hotten of Wisden on Tatenda Taibu’s autobiography

deCoubertin Turns 10

Ten years ago today, deCoubertin Books was born.I wish that I could give you an exciting anecdote about a Eureka moment but the reality was more prosaic.In late-2009. At the time I was working as an international sports correspondent, contracted to a US sports business website and freelancing for the BBC. My modest ambition, was to take creative [...]

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Save 50%

The Premier League is back! To celebrate, we are offering discounts on the books below. Find your team!Offer ends 12th August. Liverpool: The Red JourneyEverton: Here We GoManchester City: Caught Beneath the LandslideManchester United: Russian WintersWatford FC: There to be Shot AtArsenal: The Madness is on the PitchChelsea: The Complete RecordWest Ham: The Complete RecordLeicester: [...]

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The Blue Dragon on Kickstarter

We  have succeeded in getting our kickstarter fully backed and with 7 days still left! A big thank you to all who have backed us! What is Kickstarter?Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website that allows everyone, whether it be individuals or companies, to submit a project to be funded by anyone who would like to see it [...]

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deCoubertin Books to publish Here We Go: Everton in the 1980s: The Players’ Stories

deCoubertin Books are delighted to announce that we are publishing the updated and revised paperback edition of Simon Hart’s critically-acclaimed Here We Go: Everton in the 1980s: The Players’ Stories.For Everton FC, the 1980s is the most successful decade in the club’s history. It was a time when Wembley became a second home for Howard Kendall’s band of brothers as [...]

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deCoubertin Books to publish memoir of youngest ever Test cricket captain

deCoubertin Books are excited to announce that we will be publishing Keeper of Faith by former Zimbabwe Test captain Tatenda Taibu this Spring. At the start of April 2004, Tatenda Taibu was announced as captain of the Zimbabwe cricket team after the resignation of Heath Streak. Aged just twenty, he had become the youngest Test skipper in [...]

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Request for Quotation: Website Redevelopment & Digital Marketing Plan

Here at deCoubertin Books, we are looking to overhaul our current website in order to provide better coverage for our content. We are seeking an ongoing relationship with a consultant or a company that can provide site maintenance/design/optimization and oversee numerous campaigns of ours. If you are interested in working with us, proposals are required by 11 [...]

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Running Man'I woke in the dark to hear someone opening the door. Obviously I thought it was Agger. I turned, but my eyes were half-asleep, and I didn’t see anything in the sudden, bright glare. But something made me realise that it wasn’t Agger. And soon I could see him – Craig Bellamy at the [...]

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Faith of Our Families'Not only a captivating book, but it is also the ultimate Everton gift.' The Dixie Dean Hotel blog on Faith of our Families. Also included as recommended Everton literature were The Cannonball Kid and Harry Catterick: The Untold Story of a Football Great.'A fascinating read.' It’s Round and it’s White review Faith of Our Families.Arsenal: The Complete RecordCo-author [...]

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Running Man'I sit now watching TV, watching players and I think, "How on earth are you playing in the Premier League?" That’s because I’m thinking to myself: "I can still play. Give me three months of pre-season, of working hard and I’ll be playing at that level, because you’re shit."' John Arne Riise sat down with Felix Keith [...]

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