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Book Review: On This Day
19:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

To comprehensively bind a football club's entire history within a single book can be overwhelming not just for the writer but the reader as well. Even the most fanatical supporters of Britain’s oldest clubs may balk when presented…

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Review: Me and My Big Mouth - When Cloughie Sounded Off In TV Time
12:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Brian Clough is one of the biggest names in football.  At his peak in the 1970s, the outspoken manager dominated the English game. In the dug-out, on the telly or in the papers, Clough was everywhere. Controversial and hard-hitting…

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Book Review: Colin Grainger - The Singing Winger
15:01 Saturday 16th November 2019

When reading footballers’ autobiographies, I often get the impression their ghostwriters had the devil of a time getting anything interesting out of them. Picture some overpaid hack begging an ex-international to say something interesting,…

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The Got, Not Got Football Gift Book Review
17:00 Sunday 20th October 2019

I’m putting a call out to football fans of any age, any club, to step into the wonderful ‘Got, Not Got’ time-machine and be transported back in time to football's distant past, a time the authors Hammond and Silke refer…

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Book Review: Per Mertesacker - Big Friendly German
19:01 Friday 11th October 2019

It’s hard to stick a label on Per Mertesacker. A World Cup winner who captained Arsenal to an FA Cup win, the self-described beanpole was a highly regarded centre-back at the very top of the game, but never came to be regarded as a truly…

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Book Review: Faith of our Families
17:00 Monday 10th December 2018

'If you know your history' is a phrase that’s common among the supporters of Everton Football Club. Having that knowledge about days gone by is something that Toffees fans pride themselves upon.

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Film Review - Daring to Dream: England's Story at the 2018 World Cup
15:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

This past summer delivered lasting memories for English football fans. Performing above what many believed possible, England reached the semi-finals of a major competition for the first time in 12 years. ‘Daring to Dream’ tells…

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Book Review - Can't Buy That Feeling - Inside Leicester City
17:00 Wednesday 28th November 2018

Leicester City's Fox fanzine was established in 1987. In its time, the periodical compiled an impressive portfolio of interviews. ‘Can’t Buy That Feeling’ brings the most interesting together in one book. Former City managers,…

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Book Review: Toshack's Way - My Journey Through Football
17:00 Monday 26th November 2018

John Toshack cut a unique path through the footballing world as a player, player-manager and manager. Best qualified, he tells the story himself with the help of his co-author, Dan Sung. Title: Toshack's Way, My Journey Through Football…

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Review: Fifty Cup Finals - My Life in Football by Nick Collins
17:00 Sunday 25th November 2018

  Nick Collins is a football sage. He’s often round the corner with his moustache and microphone. Now, he’s put pen to paper, musing on his lengthy career in sports journalism. He has many stories to tell. Title:                      …

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Book Review: And Sometimes the Dog was Busy
17:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

For a book with a narrow focus, “And Sometimes The Dog Was Busy” has a lot to say about finding your way in life. On the other hand, maybe you don’t want to listen. If you’re just looking for anecdotes about playing…

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Film Review: Take The Ball, Pass The Ball
17:00 Monday 19th November 2018

In this film, Graham Hunter, a Spanish football expert, takes us on a short hop back in time to a decade ago in Catalonia. Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets were fresh faces in the Barcelona team with Carles Puyol, Thierry Henry,…

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A British Raj: My Life In Football Behind Closed Doors
15:00 Sunday 4th November 2018

All too often, football biographies are about the players on the pitch or the man in control of the team. 'A British Raj' takes a look at a normal working-class man's journey through the football world. It tells how Raj Athwal…

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Book Review - Stuck in a Moment - The Ballad of Paul Vaessen
15:00 Saturday 9th June 2018

Everyone has their 15 minutes of fame. Paul Vaessen had his in Turin, his last-minute winner taking Arsenal through to the Cup Winners Cup final at Italian giants, Juventus', expense. Simply the stuff of dreams. It should…

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Book Review - Red Odyssey - Liverpool FC 1892 - 2017
17:00 Wednesday 30th May 2018

In June 2017 Liverpool FC turned 125 years old. From humble beginnings, as the cities third club, to the global footballing institution that it is today, life-long fan Jeff Goulding celebrates the clubs incredible journey through the eyes of…