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Dear England

By Rob Draper, Jonathan Northcroft

The real ‘Dear England’, this is the definitive and behind-the-scenes look at the journey of Gareth Southgate’s England from no-hopers to genuine contenders, written by two well-renowned football writers who have closely followed the team throughout his reign.

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Adult fiction
Published: 06/06/2024
ISBN number: 9781785122514
Price: £22.00
Length: 320 pages
Edition: Hardback
Genre: Sport

Dear England

By Rob Draper, Jonathan Northcroft

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Details

Adult fiction
Published: 06/06/2024
ISBN number: 9781785122514
Price: £22.00
Length: 320 pages
Edition: Hardback
Genre: Sport

The real ‘Dear England’, this is the definitive and behind-the-scenes look at the journey of Gareth Southgate’s England from no-hopers to genuine contenders, written by two well-renowned football writers who have closely followed the team throughout his reign.

THE MUST-READ BOOK FOR ENGLAND’S EURO 2024 JOURNEY

The definitive, behind-the-scenes account of England’s journey from no-hopers to genuine contenders.

Under the stewardship of Gareth Southgate and captained by Harry Kane, England will arrive in Germany as favourites to win Euro 2024 and finally end all those trophy-less years of hurt. It’s taken for granted that England are now considered serious challengers at major football tournaments but prior to Southgate, this wasn’t the case. ‘Golden generations’ came and went, with club rivalries and big egos ensuring that England camps had a fractured, toxic atmosphere where performances on the pitch paled in comparison to their club successes. So, how did we get here?

Dear England: The Real Story of the Three Lions Rebirth delves into Southgate’s turbulent journey to being hired as England manager, to his emergence as a waistcoated cult figure and becoming the country’s most successful manager since Sir Alf Ramsey. Award-winning football writers Jonathan Northcroft and Rob Draper have had extraordinary access to the England team during Southgate’s tenure and take us behind the scenes as they interview key backroom staff and players, including Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Declan Rice, John Stones, Bukayo Saka, Dan Ashworth, Martin Glenn, Steve Cooper, Jesse Lingard, Danny Rose, Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville and many more, to give the complete account of the highs and lows of Southgate’s reign and the sea change that took place throughout the entire England set up.

For the first time, this is the real story of England’s evolution both on and off the pitch, revealing how Southgate transformed a failing culture and empowered young people to write their own history.

Authors

Rob Draper

Rob Draper is the European Football Writer of the Year 2023 and previously Sports Journalist Association Football Reporter of the Year and Social Media Journalist of the Year. Formerly the Mail on Sunday‘s Chief Football Writer, Rob now writes for the Guardian. Rob has collaborated with Gary Neville on the Sunday Times Bestseller The People’s Game and is co-author of Class of 92: Out of our League along with Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.

Jonathan Northcroft

Jonathan Northcroft has been the Chief Football Correspondent at the Sunday Times since 2009 and is a frequent contributor to Sky Sports, BBC, BT and TalkSport football programmes. Inaugural winner of the Jim Rodger Memorial Award for young sports writers in Scotland, he has written books on modern football journalism, England’s rebirth at the 2018 World Cup, Leicester City’s 2015-16 title miracle and collaborated with Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel on his Sunday Times bestselling autobiography One.