Caption Competition: Inside the mind of Tottenham’s Michael Dawson
On the other hand, last year’s champions Manchester City, look a shadow of their former selves and will need a miracle to catch rivals United in the race for the Premier League crown.
However, this image shows happier times for the Citizens and a moment to forget for Michael Dawson, with the defender looking like he wants the ground to swallow him up as City players celebrate scoring against the Lilywhites.
Come up with a caption for this image and you can win a copy of ‘Inside the Divide: One City, Two Teams… The Old Firm’ by Richard Wilson.
Since 1888, Rangers and Celtic football clubs have been locked into an intense and frequently explosive rivalry: Rangers the product of West Scotland’s Protestant establishment, Celtic the team founded to raise money for the Catholic underclass of Glasgow.
On 2 January 2010 the two teams met in the Old Firm’s New Year Derby, a fixture that had been banned for ten years because of the trouble it brought with it.
Richard Wilson puts that game at the centre of a book which delves into the history and widens out to the cultural resonance of the fixture within Scotland.
It is a potent mix of close-up observation and big-picture thinking, with insight, understanding and depth.
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