Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Jonny Gould Interviews: Peter Withe Part 3 (of 4)

Here's Part 3 of Peter's career story covering the magnificent season when Aston Villa became champions of Europe as the club was rocked by the sudden departure of Ron Saunders.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Jonny Gould Interviews: Peter Withe Part 2 (of 4)

Here's the part 2 of our four-part series chronicling the remarkable career of Peter Withe. In this episode, Peter discusses his departure from Nottingham Forest, soon after winning the League and League Cup, his move to Newcastle - and the background to his Aston Villa transfer, which saw him scale the heights of European football.

Part 1 is available here

This is a Sportsmedia co-production with John Warrington. Peter's life story written with Simon Goodyear is out now.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Jonny Gould Interviews: Peter Withe (Part 1 of 4)

Peter Withe's distinguished career is discussed in this four-part video interview series with Jonny, discussing his early days as a Liverpool dockworker before embarking on the long and winding road to the very pinnacle of the game.

Peter's autobiography, written with Simon Goodyear is out now. This video is a co-production between Jonny's company, Sportsmedia and John Warrington.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Portugal a better result for football than you might first think

Portugal did exactly the number on France that Greece had done to them twelve years ago. I was there in Lisbon to see a crestfallen Cristiano Ronaldo miss what I thought would be his one career opportunity to win a trophy for his country. 

Which is why I was so gutted for him to fall victim of a chancers tackle last night - but so chuffed he could scream "Vamos!" when lifting the Henri Delaunay trophy less than two hours later. 

Portugal might've won less matches than Wales this tournament but no nation can hold a candle to their durability and determination. Pepe was majestic in defence and embodied class disguised as drive. 

They have players of experience and quality playing throughout Europe and though Ronaldo is their standout superstar, they proved they're no one-man team. 

Remember, Portugal was the greatest football nation never to win a major trophy – until last night.

It's a better result for football than at first glance.