Beat The Press: A Podcast About Pressure In Football

#6 Mike Calvin

August 3, 2020

We’re back! In the latest episode of the Beat The Press podcast, we speak to award-winning journalist and author, Mike Calvin.


Mike talks to us about leadership in sport, drawing on his experience of co-writing Gareth Thomas’s and Alistair Cook’s autobiographies.


He also gives us a rare glimpse of the realities of football management, recounting interviews with managers from his many years as a reporter and, latterly, an author of ‘Living On The Volcano’, a book about the pressure managers face, which was shortlisted for Sports Book Of The Year.


You can read a review of Living On The Volcano by visiting the Beat The Press website:


You can pre-order a copy of Mike’s latest co-written book, ‘The Hurt’, Dylan Hartley’s autobiography, here:


Look out for our interview with Wycombe’s assistant manager, Richard Dobson, which will be released shortly!


Running order: 
Part 1: Introduction - La Manga, Richie Humphreys and news on Beat The Press (00:14)  
Part 2: Interview - a discussion with Mike Calvin (04:38)
Part 3: Final thoughts - reflections on the interview with Mike Calvin and a trailer for our discussion with Richard Dobson (59:21) 


Get in touch:
Visit our website:
Follow us on Twitter:
Follow us on Instagram:
Find us on Facebook:

Play this podcast on Podbean App