We’ve been particularly blessed with the interviews we’ve had this season but this month’s chat with John Hartson ranks as one of the best we’ve ever had in this magazine.
You sometimes find that even after retirement, footballers continue to tread the club line and avoid saying what they want to say but Hartson is brutally honest and his interview with Julian Shea is a pleasure to read.
Turning to the rest of this month’s issue and we’ve got an excellent interview with sports presenter Matthew Lorenzo and his documentary about Bobby Moore. I was delighted to read funding for the project has been secured and it’s fitting that it’s scheduled to be released in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1966 World Cup win.
Kwame Boakye has written a fantastic piece focusing on Rob Green. It left me wondering what could have been for West Ham, Green and of course, Adrian. It’s strange to think if Green had signed a new contract, the Spanish shot stopper may have gone elsewhere.
Who would I prefer to have? I honestly don’t know. As Kwame rightly points out, Green singlehandedly kept us in more games than I can remember and people shouldn’t forget this when comparing the two.