Archive for the ‘Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning’ Category

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One from the archives for my Grandad, this, who loves rugby league (though isn’t particularly fond of either Bradford or St. Helens, being a Wigan fan)…

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If you’re interested in my more recent sportswriting – perhaps for a Christmas present for one of your nearest or dearest – then here’s the links to my quartet of Manchester United books: Fergie’s Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Greatest Manchester United x11The Pride of All Europe: Manchester United’s Greatest Seasons in the European Cup; Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage; Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning.

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Here’s another one from the archives, covering yet another memorable sporting event from 2001…

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If you’re interested in my more recent sportswriting – perhaps for a Christmas present for one of your nearest or dearest – then here’s the links to my quartet of Manchester United books: Fergie’s Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Greatest Manchester United x11The Pride of All Europe: Manchester United’s Greatest Seasons in the European Cup; Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage; Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning.

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But my sportswriting for Radio Five Live wasn’t just limited to football. I also enthusiastically covered other sports, including, in this case, the 2001 Grand National. I just so happened to have backed the winning horse (a massive outsider) in this case, which probably explains some of that enthusiasm…

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If you’re interested in my more recent sportswriting – perhaps for a Christmas present for one of your nearest or dearest – then here’s the links to my quartet of Manchester United books: Fergie’s Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Greatest Manchester United x11The Pride of All Europe: Manchester United’s Greatest Seasons in the European Cup; Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage; Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning.

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If you read yesterday’s flash piece on a Leeds United Champions League tie in the early noughties, you might be hungry to read a more in-depth piece on the same game. So here goes. This is the piece which Radio Five Live accepted for their site:

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If you’re interested in my more recent sportswriting – perhaps for a Christmas present for one of your nearest or dearest – then here’s the links to my quartet of Manchester United books: Fergie’s Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Greatest Manchester United x11The Pride of All Europe: Manchester United’s Greatest Seasons in the European Cup; Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage; Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning.

I’m having a bit of a clear-out at home and I stumbled across some early examples of my sportswriting. Over the next few days I’ll be looking back at these stories (which were used on the Radio Five Live website, and covered a wide range of different sports).

I find it unbelievable now (given my Manchester United allegiances and the fact I’ve written FOUR books about the club) that this early effort was about their dread rivals from across the Pennines, Leeds United. I suppose I was trying to show Radio Five Live that my efforts could be unbiased…

Anyway, here goes:

Leeds Story

I also wrote a more detailed match-report which I’ll feature later in this series.

If you’re interested in my more recent sportswriting – perhaps for a Christmas present for one of your nearest or dearest – then here’s the links to my quartet of Manchester United books: Fergie’s Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Greatest Manchester United x11The Pride of All Europe: Manchester United’s Greatest Seasons in the European Cup; Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage; Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning.

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