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Stevie Nicol – My Autobiography: 5 League Titles and a Packet of Crisps



Steve Nicol wasn’t your average footballer. The ginger-haired lad who was plucked from Ayr United for just £300,000 in 1981 didn’t at first seem like he would fit the mould of a Liverpool Football Club player.

Nicol made headlines for having ‘the biggest feet in football’ and by his own admission could sometimes act a bit daft. It wasn’t long before he fell victim to countless wind-ups from fellow Anfield Scots Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Graeme Souness.

They made him wait at a…

Red Machine: Liverpool FC in the ’80s: The Players’ Stories



During the 1980s, Liverpool Football Club dominated English football, winning seven league titles, two European Cups, two FA Cups and four League Cups. In ‘Red Machine’, Simon Hughes interviews some of the most colourful characters to have played for the club during that period. The resulting interviews, set against the historical backdrop of both the club and the city, provide a vivid portrait of life at Liverpool during an era when the club’s unparalleled on-pitch success often went hand…