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When George Hamilton wrote Irish newspaper columns under a fake name...and how it duped Ronnie Whelan
George Hamilton – or Michael Henry as he was known to Sunday Independent readers – is our latest guest on Behind the Lines.
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'He personifies the national struggle in so many ways' - How Paul McGrath embodies the Irish story
Donal Ryan is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'It can be tough to keep girls in team sports as you don't get a lot of social capital for it'
Eimear Ryan is our latest guest on Behind the Lines.
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'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem
Dave Zirin discusses the scale of the issue on the latest edition of Behind the Lines.
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'The pay-outs could be so bad that it would re-model the game to a point it is almost unrecognisable'
Brendan Fanning is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'The executive vice-president walked onto the set and said, 'You guys have to kill Rory for saying that'
Author and journalist John Feinstein talks Rory McIlroy and lots more on this week’s episode of Behind the Lines.
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'Filled with murders, kidnappings, Bosnian warlords...' - Steve Bruce's bewildering murder-mystery novels
Irish writer Seamas O’Reilly guided us through Steve Bruce’s bizarre literary career on the latest edition of Behind the Lines.
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'Many Italians tend to see the referee as corrupt until proven otherwise'
Historian and Italian football expert John Foot is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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Behind the Lines, Episode 83: John Foot
A free clip of this week’s edition of Behind the Lines, as historian and Italian football expert John Foot delves deep into the culture of Calcio.
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'The narrative in 1995 was that it was the victory that united a nation...it did no such thing'
Tom English is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and he discusses the dysfunction that engulfed South African rugby shortly after winning the World Cup in 1995.
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'Football was and still remains the biggest expression of working class culture in the United Kingdom'
Tony Evans is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'We got the right result - Christian survived. He is one of between five and eight percent who survive'
Pat Nevin was doing live commentary on the game in which Christian Eriksen collapsed, and he reflected on the experience on this week’s Behind the Lines.
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Working with Gazza and teaching Italian to Robbie Keane - James Richardson on the glory years of Football Italia
The legendary host was this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'The only rational thing that you can have with it is a love/hate relationship, and that's what I have'
South American football expert Tim Vickery is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'Hope and expectation is always the thing that kills an England manager and he’s got to produce this time around'
Michael Calvin talks about the pressures on an England manager on this week’s episode of Behind the Lines.
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'That may be the next iteration of football style - the complete breakdown of different styles'
Michael Cox is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'The tension between pragmatism and aesthetics on the pitch is always happening and I find it really interesting'
Writer, artist, and one-time Longford Town footballer Adrian Duncan is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'My first time at Twickenham, I was literally shown the kitchen' - Rugby writer Kate Rowan details workplace ordeal
Kate Rowan of the Daily Telegraph is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'Football provokes an emotional reaction in people that's so real we have to respect it'
Argentinian writer Marcelo Mora y Araujo is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'You have to take a line' - Stephen Jones on his 'uncompromising' opinions
Stephen Jones, rugby correspondent with The Sunday Times, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'The idea you can’t prepare is complete rubbish' - Why penalty shootouts are no lottery
Tim Wigmore, author of The Best: How Elite Athletes are Made, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'He would have been bursting with delight over it, but his persona is that of a serious guy'
John Leonard, author of Dub Sub Confidential, talks Stephen Cluxton and lots more on this week’s edition of Behind the Lines.
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'I felt it was a generation of lads who really wanted to go to war, and really wanted to defend England'
American writer and editor Bill Buford, who wrote a book on English football hooliganism called Among The Thugs, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'These horrific incidents seemed to keep them enmeshed with one another, in a taboo bond of manhood'
Anna Krien, author of the award-winning Night Games: Sex, Power, and a Journey to the Dark Heart of Sport, is our guest on this week’s Behind the Lines.
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'One of the things I find disappointing is Keane hasn’t become the figure in football I thought he would be'
Dion Fanning talks about Roy Keane and a lot more besides in this week’s episode of Behind the Lines.
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'Nowadays, footballers stop being normal people from the age of 11 or 12'
Author Simon Kuper is our guest on this week’s episode of Behind the Lines.
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'Some of the fans went way beyond what was acceptable... Arsène was deeply hurt'
French journalist Philippe Auclair is the latest guest on Behind the Lines.
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'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'
Legendary American sportswriter Rick Reilly – author of Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump – is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'Klopp's arrival made me think of how we have always been prejudiced against Germany'
Liverpool novelist and critic Anthony Quinn, author of a new book about Jurgen Klopp, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'One of the weapons Cavan did have is their captain and manager would bawl and cry as it would mean that much to them'
Cavan writer Paul Fitzpatrick is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'
Andy Mitten grants an insight into how Alex Ferguson operated on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.
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'I was called to say, 'We've had a solicitor's letter over your schools rugby match report'
Paul Howard is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and reveals a schools’ rugby story that helped to form Ross O’Carroll Kelly.
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'As he lay on a hospital bed with his leg in the cast, the letter arrived from Jack Charlton'
On the latest episode of Behind the Lines, Damian Lawlor tells the extraordinary rise, fall, and rise of Irish footballer Paul McGee.
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'Klopp wanted Julian Brandt...in the past there'd be friction about the manager not getting who he wanted'
Melissa Reddy, author of a new book about Liverpool’s rise under Jurgen Klopp, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'That's one of the problems - Maria Sharapova made her legacy as the highest-paid female athlete'
On the latest edition of Behind the Lines, Caitlin Thompson assess the legacy left by Maria Sharapova.
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'I cannot even begin to put into words what he was like when he lost his temper, it was ludicrous'
Daniel Taylor, a veteran of many of Alex Ferguson’s infamous press conferences, is our guest on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.
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'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody'
Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan, authors of the remarkable Champagne Football, are our guests on this week’s Behind the Lines.
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Three years on, Wright Thompson reflects on infamous Dublin/McGregor piece
ESPN’s Senior Writer is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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'There was tension in the relationship, but the miracle here is they could do it for 20 years'
Jeff Benedict, author of a new book on the New England Patriots, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
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Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career
US sportswriter Diane K.Shah is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.