Martí Perarnau talks about ‘El Más Grande. Mi propia historia / The Greatest. My own story’, Muhammad Ali’s timeless reflections on his extraordinary life and career. “Published in 1975, it is as fresh and absorbing as ever.” Read More →
THE SUMMER of 1983. Things were different then. A 21-year-old Scot was about to become the highest earner in British football. Unless, of course, he ignored the overtures of Liverpool, Manchester United, Spurs and Arsenal and opted instead to join Internazionale. Choices, choices.
Steven Donn talks about ‘Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar’, the former Tour de France cyclist’s uncompromising reflections on his career and decision to take performance-enhancing drugs. “Millar’s futile battle to remain clean evokes more sympathy from me now.” Read More →
What do you know about Diego Costa? When the striker arrived at Chelsea last summer, Jose Mourinho described him as a “made player – an end product, a complete striker”. But before he ripped up the Premier League; before he bulldozed La Liga defences during Atlético’s championship season – two reigns of terror stopped only by a shredded hamstring – it was a very different story. You can read all about it in a new biography, Diego Costa – The Art of War, out at the end of this month. Read More →
“A great read… I could relate to it every step of the way” Sir Alex on Sean Fallon: Celtic’s Iron Man
Sean Fallon had a profound effect on the life and football education of Sir Alex Ferguson. The two men first met in the 1960s after Ferguson spent an evening not-so-subtly earwigging on Fallon’s conversation with Jock Stein in a Glasgow restaurant. “Eventually they just gave up and invited me over,” recalled Ferguson. Read More →