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Blog - Pep Guardiola

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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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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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'Why we write' - Paolo Condo

In April 2011, Barcelona and Real Madrid faced each other four times in just 18 days: twice in Champions League semi-finals, once in La Liga, again in the Copa del Rey. Those 18 days descended into a strained, feverish period that defined an era for one of football’s most intense rivalries. Paolo Condo, a veteran [...]

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