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Irving, Terry, Gary and Graham

Ian Hamilton, 22 April 1993

Behind Closed Doors 
by Irving Scholar and Mihir Bose.
Deutsch, 367 pp., £14.99, November 1992, 0 233 98824 6
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Sick as a Parrot: The Inside Story of the Spurs Fiasco 
by Chris Horrie.
Virgin, 293 pp., £4.99, August 1992, 0 86369 620 1
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Gary Lineker: Strikingly Different 
by Colin Malam.
Stanley Paul, 147 pp., £12.99, January 1993, 0 09 175424 0
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... is what he says he is: a Spurs fan through and through. His ‘greatest fault’, his co-writer Mihir Bose attests, has been ‘to love Tottenham and football to excess’. According to Chris Horrie’s Sick as a Parrot – a witty account of Spurs’ tragicomic decade – Scholar is ‘a bottomless repository of soccer trivia – “Ere, I’ve got ...

A Pound Here, a Pound There

David Runciman, 21 August 2014

... of Budd’s commission included the political philosopher Jonathan Wolff and the sports journalist Mihir Bose. The report they produced in 2001, for the newly created Department for Culture, Media and Sport, was intelligent and elegantly written, but unlike the Rothschild report, it was also pretty forthright. It turned out to be frighteningly ...

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