This season’s English Premier League – arguably the world’s toughest, richest and most popular football league – will begin on August 18. Last season’s edition was the most thrilling in recent memory, with Manchester City winning the title for the first time since 1968 with what was virtually the last kick of the season. Read more

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It isn’t that often that one reads two remarkable sport books within a week. When that does happen – as it did to me last week – it is a rare and genuine pleasure. Read more

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I have always wanted to do this: to read, in tandem, the autobiography and biography of the same person. I managed it last weekend when I read, together, El Diego: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Footballer and Maradona: The Hand of God by Jimmy Burns. Read more

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El Diego: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Footballer: With Maradona visible again on the world stage as Argentina’s coach, this is a must-read, especially for his army of fans. Read more

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