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Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough


‘One day you’ll write a book about this club. Or, more to the point, about me. So you may as well know what I’m thinking and save it up for later when it won’t do any harm to anyone.’

Brian Clough’s twenty years as Nottingham Forest manager were an unpredictable mixture of success, failure, fall-outs and alcoholism. Duncan Hamilton, initiated as a young journalist into the Brian Clough empire, was there to see it all. In this strikingly intimate biography – William Hill Sports…

Be Careful What You Wish For



Multimillionaire at 32 Youngest Premier League football club owner at 36 His club and a fortune lost at 42 Owning your childhood club – that’s the dream, isn’t it? Simon Jordan made his fortune building a mobile phone company from scratch. When he sold it for GBP75 million, he bought Crystal Palace FC, the club he’d supported as a boy, and led them into the Premier League. Ten years later Palace was in administration and Jordan had lost nigh on everything. Be Careful What You Wish For lifts…

Cheer Up Peter Reid: My Autobiography



Peter Reid is one of the most revered and colourful characters to emerge from England over the last 50 years.

As a player, he established himself as one of the leading midfielders of his era, being named PFA Player of the Year in 1985 and credited with being the fourth best footballer in the world. He won numerous honours with Everton, including two league titles, one FA Cup and one European Cup Winners’ Cup during the most successful period in the Blues’ history. He also won 13 England…

The Blizzard – The Football Quarterly: Issue Twenty Eight



First published in March 2018, Issue Twenty Eight contains 20 articles in 8 sections, including: David Winner on Brexit’s alienation and post-imperial yearning and how it has parallels in football,. Jonathan Wilson on the erosion of faith in the institution of journalism, Michael Yokhin on Paderborn, the Icarus of the Bundesliga, and John Brewin on the Nevilles and the Gallaghers and how the two sets of brothers chart the changing face of football in Manchester.