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Simon Hart- World in Motion: The Inside Story of Italia '90

Today I'll be speaking with author Simon Hart about his new book 'World in Motion: The Inside Story of Italia '90' which you can buy in bookstores around the UK and on Amazon. He is also the author of the book, 'Here We Go: Everton in the 1980s' and he regularly writes for UEFA's website and the Independent. Today he talks about the 1990 World Cup and how that tournament was a major turning point for football around the world, his trip to Cameroon, and his interviews with Aldo Serena...


Phil West- I Believe that we will win

Today we are joined by Phil West, who is the author of the new book, I Believe That We Will Win: The Path to a US Men's World Cup Victory, which takes stock of the US Men's National Team program after it's shock non-qualification of the 2018 World Cup. This is a critical juncture for the program and the book examines where we are now and projects its future trajectory. West is the previous author of The United States of Soccer: MLS and the Rise of American Soccer Fandom, and he is an...


Andrew Beaujon- A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Football Team That Fought the Great War

Today we are joined by Andrew Beaujon, author of the new book, A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Football Team That Fought the Great War, which you can find on Amazon. The book is about the players of Hearts of Midlothian, and their decision to fight in World War I. I want to start making this book club more communal and interactive for you all. If you go on my twitter, @footballautobio, and send me a DM or email we can discuss one of the previous...


Nick Collins: Fifty Cup FInals

We are joined by Nick Collins, author of the new book Fifty Cup FInals: My Life in Football which you can buy on Amazon. Collins was a longtime reporter for Sky Sports covering the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and English National Team. As the title of his book suggests he's covered 50 cup finals. We discuss a couple of those memorable finals and he also tells a couple stories about Kenny Dalglish and his travel adventures. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a...


John McManus- Welcome to Hell

Today we'll hear from John McManus who is the author of the new book Welcome to Hell: In Search of the Real Turkish Football. He'll talk about his adventures from traveling around Turkey and visiting numerous fan groups, how Turkish football and politics intersect, and dispell some commonly held stereotypes about Turkish football. We really get into the duality that exists in Turkish football. If you want more information about the book or the episode you can go on...