San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Every club has its great teams; those sides that managed to put everything together perfectly and, for one season at least, looked like conquering the world.
For one night, three leading writers who are no strangers to documenting the highs of their own teams' seasons of success will try and settle which club has had the greatest season of all. Football 365's Daniel Storey will be refereeing a three-way tussle for the title between:
Tony Evans is the former Sports Editor of The Times and author of I Don't Know What It Is But I Like It: Liverpool's Unforgettable 1983-84 Season, a look at an unbelievable season from a unique group of players, described as "the last year of innocence in English football".
Daniel Harris is the author of The Promised Land: Manchester United's Historic Treble, which describes United's 1999 season 'the finest ever enjoyed by an English team'.
David Mooney is a lifelong Manchester City who, as his cross-town rivals were conquering Europe, was seeing the Blues come back from 0-2 in the Division Two Play Off Final. 15 years on he tracked down every member of his own 'greatest side' for his book Looks Like Scunny Next Season: The 1999 Manchester City Side That Came Back From The Dead.
When & Where
Manchester Football Writing Festival
The Manchester Football Writing Festival, in association with Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, the National Football Museum and Hotel Football is back for its' third season!
National Football Museum, Waterstones Manchester Deansgate and this year Hotel Football will play host to some of the beautiful game's most outspoken, informed and entertaining voices between 1-8 September 2016.
The Guardian Football Weekly Live takes place at the RNCM on 2 September and is set to be a festival highlight again, plus McrFWF stalwarts The Blizzard return for another round at the National Football Museum. The team behind OPTA will be revealing how data is changing football and how they have become one of social media's most distinctive voices over at Hotel Football. On the festival's final night we're delighted to host a panel from Women In Football, offering tips and insight for how to get ahead in football journalism.
Across the festival names including Henry Winter, Oliver Kay, Rory Smith, Jacqui Oatley, Caroline Barker, James Richardson and many more will be sharing insight, opinion and indulging in 8 nights of wide-ranging, intelligent, sometimes controversial and always entertaining conversation.