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Fergie, me and the mother of all interviews

I can’t seem to shake off Sir Alex Ferguson. He was on the same plane as me when I flew out to Cyprus a few years ago, a fact I didn’t realise until a camera crew appeared to catch his McCartney-esque thumbs-up descent from the steps to the tarmac. Then the other week I got a call from top advertising agency Mother. They were doing some research on behalf of a global client and wanted to interview me about the content of my book, Prawns in the game: how football got where it is today. They’d mentioned that the interview would be ...