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Category archive: Books and reviews

20 Oct

‘Scunthorpe legend’ Garcia books his place in history


In Lincolnshire, football fans remain in awe of a Spanish footballer. ERIC BROWN has found the book that explains why

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19 Oct

Hart unearths treasures from Everton’s 1980s

Cover of the book Here We Go: Everton in the 1980s

ERIC BROWN enjoys a new book about the most glorious spell in the history of one Merseyside club

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8 Oct

Rich reflections on the 10sec that ended a career


How do you ghost a book for a sporting figure who has become renowned for using racist language when they thought their TV microphone was turned off? NICK TOWNSEND interviews the ghostwriter of Ron Atkinson’s new autobiography

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4 Oct

Newport’s century of survival is lovingly told


Newport County sacked their 40th manager and face a League Two survival scrap after winning just one of their first nine games. Here, ERIC BROWN takes a look at a history of the club

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16 Sep

Cricket books vie for writers’ club annual award

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The Cricket Writers’ Club has published its shortlist for its Book of the Year competition, the winner to be announced at its 70th anniversary annual lunch on September 27

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10 Sep

Terry’s all gold, across 50 key matches


ERIC BROWN reviews a biography of one of the Premier League’s totemic players

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2 Sep

Well batted: Hughes’s book is a decent knock

Who wants to be a batsman

ERIC BROWN reviews the latest book from Simon Hughes about the part of his game that always left him stumped

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25 Aug

Bumble’s career is about much more than one ball

David Lloyd: a man of many talents

ERIC BROWN reviews the autobiography of one of cricket’s most colourful all-rounders

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22 Aug

Sporting tragedy as grassroots get left behind


SJA members are invited to the book launch of colleague Anthony Clavane’s latest book, which outlines the sporting decline in Yorkshire and across the country

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12 Aug

Goodison memoir tells story of lost age of reporting

Born Not Manufactured

The Liverpool Echo’s award-winning Everton football writer has produced the sort of book about the life of a sports journalist which, according to ANTON RIPPON, will probably never be possible to write again

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