OK. so, here we have the first in the latest series of Cafe Calcio on Resonance 104.4fm, albeit a little later than we expected, and to begin we bring Anthony Clavane back for his third visit to the show.
Why? Well, because he has another book out.
Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here: The Story Of English Football’s Forgotten Tribe portrays a community’s process of assimilation through football, on the pitch, at backroom and board level and in the stands themselves.
Often unnoticed and unsung, this book highlights the input of England’s Jewish community on the development of the modern game, and paints a picture of the schism created when on the one hand there is a need to blend in and integrate, and on the other, a need to stay loyal to culture and heritage.
If this one proves to be half as good as his last effort ‘Promised Land’, his Leeds Utd tale of rags to almost riches to rags again, then it’s well worth you spending an hour of your life listening to us talk to him about his latest effort.