scottish wrote:My new book should be available very soon.
Please DO all rush at once
scottish wrote:Answers as follows:
1.There has been surprisingly little written about Barcelona from a specifically English language perspective. There was Jimmy Burns's book of course but other than that not a great deal. Official club publications are often tri-lingual (Spanish, Catalan, English) but as a result there isn't a great deal of specifically English material. What I really want to write is an English language 'complete record' style book but that's a longer term project and at the moment I want to get my 'Forgotten Year' book finished before I even think about that.
2.Most but not all. Understandably, press space is at a premium for the biggest games and journalists writing match reports get priority over the likes of me. Of course I could (and did) attend matches as an ordinary punter but it is very difficult to write from a seat in the stands next to some mad mental local fan or, more usually, a tourist wanting to spend the 90 minutes taking photos of themselves and their family.
3.If the time and opportunity presented itself then I certainly wouldn't rule it out.
4.Richard Cairns and John Livingston have been working on that for some time though I don't know if they have a publication date set. As you'll know when the late Bill Donnachie compiled the original book over twenty years ago now research methods were unbelievably primitive compared to today so it isn't just a simple matter of adding details of players since 1989 for Richard and John but also of checking all the original entries and amending/introducing new information where possible.
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