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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 in such a skillful and comprehensive fashion as journalist Michael Walker’s latest work." -  The42.ie put Green Shoots in their best sports books of 2017.

The Coventry Telegraph reviews Green Shoots. “There are wonderful vignettes on numerous famous and not so famous Irish footballers.”

On the Brink

The Independent looked into Fleetwood Town during the FA Cup 3 rd round and delved into the murky world of north-west football with help from On the Brink. 

"A comprehensive look at English football’s most successful region." -  The42.ie put Simon Hughes's On the Brink in their top 21 sports books of 2017.

'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry' - In  this extract from ‘On the Brink,’ Gary Neville talks about the progress made by himself and fellow ‘Class of 92′ members since their takeover of Salford City.

Football Memories and Moments had Simon Hughes on their last podcast of 2017 talking non-league and Fernando Torres.

Russian Winters

FourFourTwo interviewed Andrei Kanchelskis for their February magazine. You can read part of it here.

"Arrogance is certainly not a word you could brand Kanchelskis with. This was a man who had served in the Soviet Army, left home at the age of 14 to attend a sports boarding school over 200km away, and spent endless hours improving his strength as a youngster just to have a chance of making it as a professional." - These Football Times interviewed Andrei Kanchelskis

'Al-Qaeda attacked near to where I was living.... Any foreigner was now a legitimate target' - In an extract from his autobiography, former Man United and Everton star Andrei Kanchelskis recalls a brief stint living and playing football in Saudi Arabia.

Team 33 from Newstalk placed their interview with Andrei Kanchelskis as a highlight of the year. 

Tunnel of Love

"an engrossing and very enjoyable account of a period unsurprisingly recalled with much less fondness than the era of the Entertainers" - The Two Unfortunates review Tunnel of Love.

Faith of Our Families/The Red Journey

"Red or Blue, whichever side of the park your loyalties lie, one of these books will be an essential read. The bibliography at the end of both volumes is indispensable to collectors of books on either club." - Eric Brown reviews Faith of our Families and The Red Journey for the Sports Journalist Association

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