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#essential reads

# essential-reads - Sunday 13 May, 2018

From The42 Another Ferguson, the turbulent life of Eamonn Magee and the rest of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Another Ferguson, the turbulent life of Eamonn Magee and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and treat yourself to a taste of what the internet had to offer this week.

# essential-reads - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From The42 The famous soccer player hiding in plain sight in a bakery and more of the week's best sportswriting Essential Reads

The famous soccer player hiding in plain sight in a bakery and more of the week's best sportswriting

Hakan Sukur has led an interesting life after football.

# essential-reads - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From The42 'Michael Owen's Soccer Skills' and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting Essential Reads

'Michael Owen's Soccer Skills' and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Plus, the background behind Masters winner Danny Willett’s stunning triumph is examined.

# essential-reads - Sunday 13 December, 2015

From The42 Paul McGrath profiled, Ronda Rousey speaks out and all this week's best sportswriting Essential Reads

Paul McGrath profiled, Ronda Rousey speaks out and all this week's best sportswriting

Also, the reaction among former NFL players to Will Smith’s latest concussion movie is analysed.

# essential-reads - Sunday 11 October, 2015

From The42 No sympathy for Scotland, the white man in that photo and all the week’s best sportswriting Essential Reads

No sympathy for Scotland, the white man in that photo and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring a reflection on Brendan Rodgers’ time at Anfield.

# essential-reads - Sunday 4 October, 2015

From The42 Defending Arsene Wenger, the Thrilla in Manila and all the week’s best sportswriting Essential Reads

Defending Arsene Wenger, the Thrilla in Manila and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring ‘Driving to Work With Keith Hernandez, the Real Mr. Met’.

# essential-reads - Sunday 13 September, 2015

From The42 How WWE went mainstream, Wilkinson's dilemma and all the week’s best sportswriting Essential Reads

How WWE went mainstream, Wilkinson's dilemma and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring ‘Can boxing trust USADA’ and the lessons Graham Henry from winning the Rugby World Cup.

# essential-reads - Sunday 6 September, 2015

From The42 Childhood tennis courts, the part-time bounty hunter and all the week's best sportswriting Essential Reads

Childhood tennis courts, the part-time bounty hunter and all the week's best sportswriting

Also, the 15-year-old that is the USA’s top-ranked footballer and wrestler for his grade.

# essential-reads - Sunday 30 August, 2015

From The42 Serena Williams' greatness, wrestling's most violent man and all the week’s best sportswriting Essential Reads

Serena Williams' greatness, wrestling's most violent man and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also, why Jermain Defoe and his job advert have silly season sewn up.

# essential-reads - Sunday 9 August, 2015

From The42 Rowdy Roddy Piper's legacy, Britain's barmiest fan and all the week’s best sportswriting Essential Reads

Rowdy Roddy Piper's legacy, Britain's barmiest fan and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring a unique take on the recent All-Ireland SFC action.

# essential-reads - Sunday 12 July, 2015

From The42 A tribute to Seán Boylan, what if Cantona never left Leeds and the week’s best sportswriting Essential Reads

A tribute to Seán Boylan, what if Cantona never left Leeds and the week’s best sportswriting

Also, a brief guide to the ultimate hipster footballer and the messy saga of ESPN’s ‘Black Grantland’.

# essential-reads - Sunday 2 November, 2014

From The42 The relationship between rugby + NFL and the FAI's ticketing fiasco; it’s the week’s best sportswriting Essential Reads