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Exclusive: Scott Parker talks West Ham heroics, Fulham’s promotion chances and a potential future in coaching

“This is probably not the answer you are looking for but to start looking back on a career that I haven’t quite finished might suggest that I should stop playing, which I certainly don’t envisage doing immediately. Can you ask me again in a few years’ time?” When asked to recall the most memorable moment of his career to date, this …

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Exclusive: We speak to The Football Ramble’s Luke Moore

Originating as a hugely popular podcast, downloaded over ten million times a year, The Football Ramble has established itself as THE weekly listen for football fans across the globe, so why not turn your talents into writing a book for all to enjoy? That is exactly what Luke Moore, Marcus Speller, Pete Donaldson and Jim Campbell have done. A non-fiction work, …

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Exclusive: We spoke to Amy Lawrence, author of ‘The Wenger Revolution’

Following her excellent debut book, ‘Invincible’, an in-depth narrative documenting the highs and lows of the Arsenal’s enthralling unbeaten 2003/04 campaign, award winning journalist Amy Lawrence returns with ‘The Wenger Revolution – Twenty Years of Arsenal’, another must-buy for avid supporters of the Gunners.   Amy’s latest offering combines anecdotes from Arsene Wenger himself, alongside beautiful imagery documented by Stuart …

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Exclusive: Port Vale's JJ Hooper talks goals, Non-League experiences and this season's aspirations

There are various stories in the football world of diamonds in the rough. Sporting fairytales of forwards who have risen from the depths of the semi-professional divisions to excel in the Football League and beyond. These stories are synonymous with the likes of Charlie Austin and of course England international Jamie Vardy, now a Premier League champion. But another who …

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Exclusive: Millwall’s Lee Gregory discusses play-off hopes, goal scoring and Jamie Vardy

While the fairytale narrative of a former non-league striker excelling in the Football League has been commonly associated with Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy this season, comparisons could be drawn with one of his former team-mates: Millwall frontman, Lee Gregory. The 27-year-old, who once partnered this 2015/16 Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year award winner during their days at Halifax Town, has been …

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Exclusive: Interview with Walsall’s Tom Bradshaw

The Boot Room’s Chris Linnell interviews Walsall and Wales international striker Tom Bradshaw. Having scored 18 league goals in 36 league appearances this season, the 23-year-old is in red hot form as his club side prepare to battle for a spot in the Sky Bet Championship.    The former Shrewsbury frontman, who signed for Walsall for an undisclosed fee two …

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What do Salford City fans really think of the Class of 92?

The Class of ’92 seem to keep on delivering and delivering. From some of the best football we’ve seen in the Premier League, to some of the best punditry. It seems like these lads could do no harm (if you take aside Phil Neville’s pretty awful commentary in the World Cup). Nevertheless one thing struck us after watching the recent …

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Exclusive: Interview with Norwich City’s Harry Toffolo

Being a Swindon Town fan myself, the opportunity to interview Norwich City’s Harry Toffolo proved one of the highlights of my time with The Boot Room to date. The 19-year-old left-back – who emerged as an important figure for the Robins during his loan spell at the County Ground last term – could soon become a familiar face to Premier League fans, following …

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Exclusive: Fulham midfielder Ben Pringle meets The Boot Room

From non-league to the Championship, Fulham’s summer recruit Ben Pringle has experienced a terrific rise to the second highest tier of English football. Having started his journey at Wallsend Boys – the same youth outfit as Alan Shearer and Steve Bruce – the 26-year-old, then only a teenager, made his move to West Bromwich Albion, where he was unfortunate not to make …

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Exclusive: Q&A with Liverpool expert Tony Barrett

This week, The Boot Room had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Tony Barrett, Merseyside football writer at The Times newspaper. Tony is renowned across the industry for his inside expertise concerning the region’s top clubs, with particular emphasis on his knowledge of goings on at Anfield. In the following Q&A, we talk football journalism, life after Luis Suarez, Liverpool’s Champions League hopes and much, much …

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