Can you recall when football’s greatest players shared a bond of borderline poverty with the fans they entertained? Shortlisted for The Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2019, 'When Footballers Were Skint: A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football' is an important historical record and immensely entertaining, based on the first-hand accounts of players from a fast-disappearing generation. Jon Henderson talks to Roger Alton, former editor of The Observer and The Independent.
A sportswriter for more than 45 years, Jon Henderson has reported events from around the world working for Reuters and national newspapers, including the Observer and Guardian. His assignments included five Olympic Games and two World Cups. He is the author of two previous books, 'Best of British' and 'The Last Champion: The Life of Fred Perry'.
Sunday 23 February 2020, 12.30-1.30pm, The Arden Theatre. £5
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