Episode 12

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28th Feb 2022

'You Are A Champion' - Carl Anka on writing with Marcus Rashford

This week on the podcast we welcome back writer and The Athletic journalist, Carl Anka, to tell us all about writing the massively successful 'You Are A Champion' with Manchester United and England superstar Marcus Rashford. Carl takes us through the writing process step-by-step, including post-match phone calls in the car, going back to Marcus's primary school, unexpected lessons from Memphis Depay's autobiography and Marcus's love of strawberry biscuits. Plus Carl on the huge reaction the book's received, the upcoming sequel and we get his take on the Andy Crabbe story.

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Football Book Club
Forget the latest bestsellers or Booker Prize winners! Our book club gets stuck into the true classics of the literary world - footballers' autobiographies.
Like your books less Dickens, more Dickov? Football Book Club gets stuck into the true classics of the literary world - footballers’ autobiographies. As recommended by BBC Five Live, The Athletic, The Sunday Times and named one of Esquire's best comedy podcasts around right now. Described as “pretty funny” by Darren Huckerby.