Thomas Hitzlsperger: From Bayern to Brum

He helped me with a German perspective on the final of Euro 2008 when I was writing my book on Spain’s trophy treble, but you’re about to find out how much I didn’t know about Thomas Hitzlsperger.

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Podcast Challenge Week Two: Graham Hunter’s team

Well, what a first weekend of Premier League football… and a worthy winner of the first ‘Graham Hunter Podcast Challenge’. ‘Goucho23’ (winning team below) stormed to victory with some big performances from Tadic and Redmond in midfield, who both played key roles in Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Watford. Sergio Aguero’s strike in Man City’s 2-1 win over Sunderland also helped his cause.

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Gianluca Vialli: Turin to Chelsea

I first met Luca Vialli in 1996 when my sports editor at the Scottish Daily Mail sent me to find out the secrets of how Juventus destroyed Rangers in the Champions League that season. The Turin side won 4-0 at Ibrox and important lessons were there to be learned.

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