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 →
In 2011, we asked Kevin Bridges to write his top football memory for an Alzheimer Scotland project we were involved in. It is a brilliant reflection on his first meeting with Graham Hunter in Barcelona in 2010 and then attending his first Clasico, the 5-0 game in November of that year.