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Blog - John Arne Riise

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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 Record

Co-author Josh James joined Andrew Mangan on the Arseblog podcast. 

Running Man

'Riise's book, Running Man, contains one of the most revealing sporting stories to be told this year.' Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail chatted to John Arne Riise about his new autobiography.

Ticket to the Moon

The Stoke Sentinel took an extract from Ticket to the Moon, focusing on Mike Pejic's career-threatening injury while at Aston Villa. 

Toshack’s Way

'I’ll never forget what Shanks said to me when I signed,' he [Toshack] recalled. 'Welcome to Liverpool, son. You’ve left Sunday School and you’ve come to church. And that was his way of welcoming me to Anfield.' Graeme MacPherson of the Herald chatted to John Toshack.

Dermot Corrigan of ESPN spoke to John about Gareth Bale and the politics surrounding the Real Madrid manager's role. 

61 Minutes in Munich

'If you are told you’re something often enough, you begin to believe it. Eventually, you become it. Racism can institutionalize not only the person being racist but the person on the receiving end... racism imprisons you and it’s incredibly difficult to escape.' Michael Walker in the Irish Times on Howard Gayle's experience of racism in English football in the 80s and the parallels today. 

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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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Caught Beneath the Landslide'The distance the club [Man City] have travelled is brilliantly chronicled by the journalist Tim Rich (once of this parish) in his new book Caught Beneath The Landslide.' Jim White of the Telegraph writes about the changing times for Manchester City, going from losing 2-1 at home to Mansfield 20 years ago to being champions of England [...]

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