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Lockdown – The Best Football Books To Read Now

  With most people stuck at home and looking for something to occupy their time. Now is a good time to catch up on the best football books of recent times. Here’s my recommended lockdown reading list. Can we have … Continue reading

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Review: State of Play – Under the Skin of the Modern Game by Michael Calvin

Award-winning sports writer Michael Calvin’s latest book is an ambitious, in-depth and wide-ranging examination of the current game. Calvin takes as his inspiration Arthur Hopcrafts’s ‘The Football Man,’ which was written two years after England won the World Cup and … Continue reading

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Book review: Dreams of paradise so easily lost

Michael Calvin’s final book in his trilogy that includes ‘The Nowhere Men’ (scouting) and ‘Living on the Volcano’ (management) is a telling critique of youth development in English football. He journeys through the landscape of youth football interviewing players, parents … Continue reading

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Book Review: Living on the Volcano – The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager by Michael Calvin

At a time when the average tenure of a football manager is getting shorter than ever, Michael Calvin provides an absorbing insight into the mind of the modern-day football manager. Calvin gets into the psyche of managers who are currently … Continue reading

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