I had the pleasure of interviewing football historian and author Gary James earlier yesterday regarding the upcoming Manchester United-Manchester City derby. Not only that, but Gary and I discussed the very first Manchester derby, as well as his latest discoveries regarding the history of Manchester City Football Club, and much more.

Several of Gary James’s books are available for purchase in the United States and around the world including Manchester The City Years 1857-1892, Manchester The City Years 2009-2012, and Joe Mercer: Football With A Smile. Plus, Gary James’s latest books can be ordered from Amazon UK such as Manchester – the City Years: Tracing the Story of Manchester City from the 1860s to the Modern Day, Manchester – A Football History and others.

Or better yet, order Gary James’s classic books at http:\/\/www.bookdepository.com/Manchester-Gary-James/9780955812736 — free shipping worldwide.

The 14-minute interview with James is the first interview I’ve done in several months. In the first few years of the EPL Talk Podcast, I was doing an average of 1-2 per week, so it’s a welcome change to get back into the interviewing mindset. Let me know if you enjoy the interview or not, and whether you’d like to see more interviews like these in the future.