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A Game of Two Halves
A Game of Two Halves

A Game of Two Halves

Famous Football Fans Meet Their Heroes

SPORTS & RECREATION

336 Pages, 5.75 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9781911630036

Rights: US & CA

Atlantic Books, Ltd. (Jan 2020)
Atlantic Books

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Overview

Soccer players interviewed by their top fans—including actor David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), musician Johnny Marr, rapper Wretch 32, and crime writer Val McDermid

Ever wondered which goal Frank Lampard is proudest of, who Jürgen Klopp thinks will manage Liverpool in the future, what Rio Ferdinand thinks of Man United in the post-Ferguson years or exactly how many grey cashmere jumpers Pep Guardiola owns? In this collection of frank and funny conversations between soccer players and their biggest fans, these vital questions (and many more) are finally addressed. A Game of Two Halves shows a different side to some of the biggest names in the sport, reminding us of the common ground we all share. Profits from this project will be donated to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to support their work with child refugees. Featuring forewords by Raheem Sterling and Gary Lineker and interviews between Jürgen Klopp and John Bishop, Pep Guardiola and Johnny Marr, Lucy Bronze and Clare Balding, Frank Lampard and Omid Djalili, Rio Ferdinand and Rachel Riley, Ian Wright and Wretch 32, Héctor Bellerin and Romesh Ranganathan, Steven Gerrard and David Morrissey, Gary Lineker and Fahd Saleh, Eric Dier and David Lammy, John McGlynn and Val McDermid, and Vivianne Miedema and Amy Raphael

Author Biography

Amy Raphael has been writing about popular culture and sports for more than 25 years. Most recently she co-wrote Steve Coogan's autobiography, Easily Distracted. Previous staff jobs include features editor of both The Face and Elle, followed by over five years as both editor-at-large and sports editor of Esquire. Gary Lineker is a sports broadcaster and a former professional soccer player.