Monday February 17, 2020

Après match: Giles reflects on a life of two halves

TV documentaries can be overrun by celebrities, but director Cormac Hargaden let John Giles have the pitch to himself, writes Emmanuel Kehoe

9th July, 2017
John Giles in action for Leeds United in 1968 Pic: Getty

Giles: RTÉ One

Oink – Man Loves Pig: BBC Four

I’ll be honest. I’ve never followed an English football team. I could never see the point of investing emotional attachment in a team from another city, about which I knew nothing, in a country that wasn’t my own. And in case you think my aversion had anything to do with the GAA’s ban on foreign games, rigidly enforced and policed...

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