Category: Sport

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Meeting Bruce Grobbelaar on the M6

Thursday, March 8, 2018 M6 Services, Wolverhampton. I am crossing the pedestrian bridge from northbound to southbound, where ten minutes from now, I am going to ask one of the biggest personalities to ever put on a football shirt in the history of the game, whether he will join Matabeleland…

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Johnny Phillips Saturday Afternoon Fever

An Audience with Rafa

On the opening night of the Champions League group stages, in September 2012, as Manchester City were beaten by Real Madrid in the final moments at the Bernabau, thanks to Ronaldo’s late goal, and Real manager Jose Mourinho leapt from the dugout and slid across the turf in one of…

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José Mourinho book: The Rise of the Translator

Jose Mourinho Book – Chapter 1: The Dream is Over

An excerpt from: * While the Carnation Revolution certainly broadened Mourinho’s horizons, the family, as a whole, were to suffer somewhat and Félix [his Father] even considered uprooting to a club in Spain. For a centre-right family like the Mourinhos, it was a disconcerting period. Mourinho’s mother, Maria dos Santos,…

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