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Category archive: Books and reviews

1 May

History repeats itself as football enters digital age

From the Back Page to the Front Room

The Morning Star’s north-east football reporter ROGER DOMENEGHETTI has written his first book, a history of English football media. Here, he outlines the background to the project

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29 Jan

Memories of Mickey in a week of remembrance

The Ali Files

NORMAN GILLER’s latest book is packaged up and off to the printers, and he pauses to remember an old friend and a dark period from history

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17 Jan

The American who fell for cricket’s melting pot

Mike Marqusee

ROB STEEN pays tribute to writer and friend Mike Marqusee, who died this week

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23 Nov

Catterick’s Everton legacy too easily overlooked

Harry Catterick: built one of the greatest teams of the 1960s

ERIC BROWN welcomes the overdue biography of one of the top managers of 1960s English football

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13 Nov

Racing Post’s 2015 Annual is a galloping good read


Not since he was about to receive his Roy of the Rovers Annual has ANTON RIPPON had such anticipation for the publication of once-a-year volume

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24 Oct

Moore book dominates list full of controversies

Bobby Moore

ANTON RIPPON casts his expert eye over the runners and riders for the 2014 Bookies’ Prize

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22 Oct

Book that could have bookies running for the hills

Bookies book

ANTON RIPPON catches up with a sports book author whose latest work offers an insight to a bygone age

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23 Sep

Floodlights illuminate history of spectator sport

floodlights and touchlines book

The latest book from Rob Steen has the look of a heavyweight, but SARAH JUGGINS say that it comes with a deft touch

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15 Sep

Photographer Aspland puts his art into his book

A photographer of sport: Marc Aspland

The chief sports photographer of The Times was involved in a life-threatening road accident earlier this year, and the publication of this work is a vital boost in his recovery

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29 Jul

Pity us poor authors, we’re not earning a crust

Money generic

SJA member ANTON RIPPON has worked as a journalist, author and sports book publisher for five decades, but he finds from a recent survey of professional writers that he has never been so poorly paid for his work

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