THE WRITER’S STORY, IAN ROACHE: Looking up to Muhammad Ali, the genius of Zinedine Zidane and spending time with Paul Sturrock, Paul Hegarty, Jim Duffy and Jocky Scott

Muhammad Ali is held back by referee Joe Walcott, left, after Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in the first round of their 1965 title fight in Lewiston, Maine.
Muhammad Ali is held back by referee Joe Walcott, left, after Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in the first round of their 1965 title fight in Lewiston, Maine.