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Category archive: Books and reviews

24 Mar

How media got ugly about the beautiful game

Book cover

SARAH JUGGINS on a football book which places the sports media firmly in its place

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12 Mar

The beautiful game that we grow to love to hate

What I hate about football

VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: Is there something about the modern game which gets your hackles up? ERIC BROWN’s encountered a couple of club press officers he’d like to mention…

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28 Dec

Here’s proof of what is needed to get published

Generic Books

VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: Think you’ve got a sports journalists’ life story to write? Publisher RANDALL NORTHAM is sceptical, but offers some advice on publishing it

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30 Nov

The sociologists’ take on the rise of Ronaldo


PETER WILSON on a definitive biography of one of the world’s greatest footballers

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28 Nov

McCoy cleared every hurdle on way to the top

AP McCoy book

JON RYAN assesses the latest winner from the former champion jump jockey – his autobiography

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5 Nov

The Giller Guide to getting your book into print

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Some of us learn from experience. The clever ones learn from the experience of others, and here NORMAN GILLER offers his insight into how to get your sports book published

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2 Nov

McRae tells Griffith’s brutal life story beautifully

Emile Griffith

STEVE BUNCE reviews the latest gripping biography from an accomplished sportswriter

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1 Nov

100 not out: Giller’s life story is one to inspire


ANTON RIPPON reviews the autobiography of a Fleet Street sportswriting stalwart which includes more stars than the London Planetarium

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5 Oct

Sport gets its collar felt, in a hundred different ways

law book Ian Hewitt

‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, what’s going on here then… ANTON RIPPON feels the cover of a new edition of a book about sport’s many scrapes with the law

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1 Oct

Latchford’s road was long haul in search of glory

Bob Latchford

ERIC BROWN catches up with the autobiography of a 30-goal-a-season striker who ended his football career without any major medals

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