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World in MotionGreg Gordon looks into the Bosman ruling of the 90’s which changed the face of football for ever, using World In Motion as a reference point. 'The best retrospective yet written about the tournament.' – Second Captains chat to Simon Hart about Italia ’90 and his new book. (Subsciption only)You’ll Never Walk'Don’t ever judge me or feel sorry for me. Let’s [...]

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The Prince of Centre-HalvesThe Leader reported on the shortlist announcement of The Prince of Centre-Halves for the Sports Book Awards.World in MotionNewstalk 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 [...]

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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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Liverpool icons as cigarette cards

A look at some of the most iconic Liverpool players to appear on the front of cigarette cards, as chronicled by George Rowlands in his vivid book The Redmen of Liverpool: The Tobacco Years. 1892-93: Duncan McLean, Field Favorites  Thought to be the first British footballer to feature on a cigarette card, Duncan McLean was persuaded to [...]

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Sports Book Awards Shortlist

deCoubertin Books are delighted to have been shortlisted in four different categories at the Sports Book of the Year awards.Authors Jens Lehmann, George Rowlands, Rob Sawyer, Stephen Constantine and Owen Amos made the shortlists, which were unveiled at a ceremony at Coutts Bank in Central London this morning.Lehmann’s autobiography, The Madness is on the Pitch, which [...]

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World in Motion “The book is full of countless nuggets.” – David Coughlan reviews World in Motion for  buzz.ie If you're looking for a good read to get in World Cup mood, stick 'World In Motion' by @simon22ph on your list. From Roger Milla to the Iron Curtain — some great yarns from Italia 90. Out in May. https://t.co/NToqjEZKIG pic.twitter.com/NJ84uXmlJ2 — David [...]

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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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Football Book of the Year Award

deCoubertin Books are delighted to have two titles longlisted at the Cross Sports Book Awards in the Best Football Book category.Faith of our Families: Everton An Oral History 1878-2018 and From Delhi to the Den: the Story of Football’s Most Travelled Coach were unveiled as part of the long list at an event hosted by the [...]

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deCoubertin Books donate to Liverpool Libraries

deCoubertin Books are proud to announce the donation of 80 Liverpool and Everton-related tomes to the libraries of Liverpool City Council.These include Everton: The Complete Record (2nd Edition); Liverpool: The Complete Record (2nd Edition); 61 Minutes in Munich by Howard Gayle and The Cannonball Kid by Dave Hickson. With council budgets being slashed nationwide, libraries across the country are [...]

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Green Shoots The story of how a young Irish international became a star player in Sweden. In an extract from Michael Walker’s book ‘Green Shoots,’ Ireland and Arsenal star Louise Quinn remembers her stint in Sweden. From  The42.ie "There have been plenty of books written about Irish football history but few have managed to cover both the North and the Republic of Ireland [...]

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