Mark Donaldson talks about ‘I Don’t Know What It Is But I Love It’, Tony Evans’ account of Liverpool’s raucously successful 1983-84 season. “A drinking game was halted after punches were thrown… Seven days later the Reds win their fourth European Cup.” Read More →
Every Wednesday and Thursday mornings myself and Neil BackPage spend the first 20 minutes of our day talking about our weekly games of 5-a-side. We usually emerge from these chats as heroic protagonists, with tales of tirelessly covering for team-mates’ deficiencies and launching swashbuckling forays culminating in winning goals. Some of these are even true. Read More →
When we announced that Chris Waddle was the next guest on The Big Interview with Graham Hunter we got a lot of feedback on Twitter. Would Graham get him on Gazza? On Sheffield Wednesday? On that penalty? On Diamond Lights? A surprisingly high number of people, however, shared my reaction to the news. Would he talk about Falkirk?
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 →