Novelist Rodge Glass and Guardian sports journalist David Conn discuss their latest football-themed books and the impact of recent developments on players and fans of our nation’s favourite sport. Rodge Glass is the author of two previous novels and the prize-winning biographer of Alasdair Gray. His satirical novel Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs tells the story of Mark Wilson who is recruited for Manchester United in the same class as Ryan Giggs but suffers a disastrous debut and sees their fortunes quickly divide. Lifelong Blues fan David Conn explores the history of his beloved club from a filthy habit in the 80s to today’s global entertainment business in Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up. The event will be chaired by Michael Taylor, former editor of North West Business Insider.