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From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What's the best way to build long-term success? How ...
The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders
From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What's the best way to build long-term success? How can you lead calmly under pressure? The issues are the same whether you're managing a Premier League football team or a FTSE 100 company. Here, for the first time, some 30 of the biggest names in football management reveal just what it takes. With their every act, remark, and success or failure under constant scrutiny from the media and the fans, these managers need to be the most adroit of leaders. In The Manager they explain their methods, offer lessons they've learned along the way, and describe the decisions they make and the leadership they provide. Each chapter tackles a key leadership issue for managers in any walk of life and, in their own words, shows how the experts deal with the challenges they face in an abnormally high-pressure environment. Offering valuable lessons for business leaders and fascinating behind-the-scenes insights for football fans, The Manager is an honest, accessible and unprecedented look at the day-to-day work of these high-profile characters and the world of top-level football management. Featuring: Roy Hodgson, Carlo Ancelotti, Arsene Wenger, Sam Allardyce, Roberto Mancini, Jose Mourinho, Brendan Rodgers, Harry Redknapp, Sir Alex Ferguson, Walter Smith, Mick McCarthy, Gerard Houllier, Tony Pulis, Martin O'Neill, Neil Warnock, Howard Wilkinson, Kevin Keegan, Dario Gradi, Andre Villas-Boas, David Moyes, Alex McLeish, Hope Powell, Martin Jol, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Hughton, David Platt, Paul Ince, and George Graham.
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15.22 USD

The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders

by Mike Carson
Paperback / softback
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From the thousands of matches ever played by Arsenal, stretching from a muddy field on the Isle of Dogs in the 19th century to the Premier League era and the pristine perfection of the Emirates Stadium, here are 50 of the club's most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! ...
Arsenal Greatest Games: The Gunners' Fifty Finest Matches
From the thousands of matches ever played by Arsenal, stretching from a muddy field on the Isle of Dogs in the 19th century to the Premier League era and the pristine perfection of the Emirates Stadium, here are 50 of the club's most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Arsenal Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in their first FA Cup win in 1930, 1930s dominance of domestic football under the great Herbert Chapman, through to the great 1971 double-winning side; on to the exploits under George Graham in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and Arsene Wenger's revolution and his all-conquering invincibles of 2004. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Frank McLintock, Charlie George, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp - comes to life in these thrilling tales of goalscoring feats, great comebacks, Wembley glory and the odd glorious yet crushing disappointment. In all, a journey through the highlights of the Gunners' history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.
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28.99 USD

Arsenal Greatest Games: The Gunners' Fifty Finest Matches

by Paul Donnelley
Hardback
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'What makes a great player? He's the one who brings out the best in others. When I am saying that I'm talking about Billy McNeill.' JOCK STEIN A unique tribute to Celtic's greatest ever player to mark the 60th anniversary of his first appearance for the club. Billy McNeill is ...
Billy McNeil: In Praise of Caesar
'What makes a great player? He's the one who brings out the best in others. When I am saying that I'm talking about Billy McNeill.' JOCK STEIN A unique tribute to Celtic's greatest ever player to mark the 60th anniversary of his first appearance for the club. Billy McNeill is the greatest Celt of all time. He spent his entire playing career at the Glasgow giants and made 790 appearances between 1958 and 1975, winning the European Cup, nine Scottish League Championships, seven Scottish Cups and six League Cups in a glittering career. And it all started on 23rd August 1958 when Billy McNeill made his Celtic debut. Billy McNeill's breathtaking journey through the beautiful game is charted here from his debut against Clyde through the momentous years as player and manager, the highs, the lows, the triumphs, the tears. Sixty years on from his debut, this unique book celebrates the astonishing life and times of one of world football's best-loved personalities with tributes from many greats of the game. Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell pays his own special tribute to the Parkhead hero along with a Who's Who of the game's royalty. They share their unforgettable experiences and wonderful memories of playing with and against Billy McNeill, one of football's most respected and well-loved men, and talk about him both as a world-renowned footballer and as a genuinely much-admired figure. Packed full of anecdotes and tributes, In Praise of Caesar is a must-read for all Billy McNeill and Celtic fans, and football supporters everywhere. Contributions from: Brendan Rodgers, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Kenny Dalglish, Denis Law, Mike Jackson, Steve Archibald, Gordon Strachan, Danny McGrain, Roy Aitken, Paul McStay, Davie Hay, Charlie Nicholas, Frank McAvennie, Pat Bonner, Alex McLeish, Davie Provan, and not forgetting Lisbon Lions Bertie Auld, John Clark, Jim Craig, Bobby Lennox and Willie Wallace.
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30.70 USD

Billy McNeil: In Praise of Caesar

by Alex Gordon
Hardback
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Picture this: Saturday afternoons at Anfield, orange match balls, passionate terraces, a sea of red and Liverpool FC rules the world. The Boot Room story starts in 1959 when Bill Shankly arrived and converted a 12 x 12 storage room into a meeting place for him and his coaches, a ...
The Boot Room Boys: The Unseen Story of Anfield's Conquering Heroes
Picture this: Saturday afternoons at Anfield, orange match balls, passionate terraces, a sea of red and Liverpool FC rules the world. The Boot Room story starts in 1959 when Bill Shankly arrived and converted a 12 x 12 storage room into a meeting place for him and his coaches, a move that had momentous consequences, both for the Club and British football. Fans on the Kop will remember the heart-stopping extra time of the 1965 FA Cup Final, and the jubilation of winning the treble in 1984. But what was the common thread during Liverpool's glory years? It was the Boot Room. Lifelong Liverpool supporter and editor of legendary fanzine The End, Peter Hooton takes us back into that old storage room, where first Shankly, then in succession Paisley, Fagan and Dalglish drank tea, analysed, strategised, selected and deselected, and built the most successful British club in Europe in the 20th Century. Illustrated throughout with over 100 powerful never-before-seen images from the Mirror's forgotten archives, The Boot Room Boys captures the story, as it unfolded, of Liverpool's conquering heroes.
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34.12 USD

The Boot Room Boys: The Unseen Story of Anfield's Conquering Heroes

by Peter Hooton
Hardback
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Goalkeepers in trousers, proper division names, turf patterns, pixelated scoreboards and, of course, Saturday evening pink newspapers... They were the gritty stardust that made football sparkle. Here, 50 such wonders are drawn together with evocative charm before they slip from memory forever. Dedicating a chapter to each wonder, Daniel Gray's ...
Black Boots and Football Pinks: 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game
Goalkeepers in trousers, proper division names, turf patterns, pixelated scoreboards and, of course, Saturday evening pink newspapers... They were the gritty stardust that made football sparkle. Here, 50 such wonders are drawn together with evocative charm before they slip from memory forever. Dedicating a chapter to each wonder, Daniel Gray's pieces read more like love letters than essays. Here is a sentimental meander beneath main-stand clocks and through streets where children still play football. Written in the same wistful and whimsical style as Gray's much-admired previous book, Saturday, 3pm, the unashamedly nostalgic Black Boots and Football Pinks will warm the heart and prompt fond sighs of recognition. Gray's words preserve on paper the relics and minutiae of a shared obsession and identity. They make yesterday's football feel within touching distance, and offer cosy refuge from a boisterous game and world.
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17.05 USD

Black Boots and Football Pinks: 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game

by Daniel Gray
Hardback
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Footy fun? Bring it, bro ... From the UK's number 1 football magazine, the very best footy annual is back! Crammed full with fun football trivia, quizzes, games, puzzles, top 10s, cartoons and more, this is the only annual fans of the beautiful game will need. This year's annual will ...
Match of the Day Annual 2019
Footy fun? Bring it, bro ... From the UK's number 1 football magazine, the very best footy annual is back! Crammed full with fun football trivia, quizzes, games, puzzles, top 10s, cartoons and more, this is the only annual fans of the beautiful game will need. This year's annual will also include a section covering the key moments, best goals and much more from the FIFA World Cup. Featuring Gary and all of the MOTD presenters, Paz, Ketch, and the planet's top teams and players, Match of the Day Annual 2019 is the best around - it will be on the top of your Christmas list!
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13.64 USD

Match of the Day Annual 2019

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MESSI AND RONALDO A dynamic and commanding presence both on and off the pitch, Paul Pogba is rarely out of the public eye. But did you know that Barcelona came close to sealing a deal for the midfielder a year before he returned to Manchester ...
Pogba: Updated Edition
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MESSI AND RONALDO A dynamic and commanding presence both on and off the pitch, Paul Pogba is rarely out of the public eye. But did you know that Barcelona came close to sealing a deal for the midfielder a year before he returned to Manchester United? Or that he first performed his famous `Dab' celebration in December 2015, after scoring against Carpi in Serie A? Or that, as a child, Pogba chose to go by the nickname `The Pickaxe'? Find out about all this and more in Luca Caioli and Cyril Collot's tirelessly researched biography, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him best. Includes all the action from the 2017/18 season and the 2018 World Cup
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13.64 USD

Pogba: Updated Edition

by Luca Caioli
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MESSI AND NEYMAR Strength, speed and dedication: Cristiano Ronaldo is known throughout the world as a colossus of the modern game. But did you know that he underwent laser heart surgery aged just fifteen to enable him to continue playing the game he loved? Or ...
Ronaldo: Updated Edition
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MESSI AND NEYMAR Strength, speed and dedication: Cristiano Ronaldo is known throughout the world as a colossus of the modern game. But did you know that he underwent laser heart surgery aged just fifteen to enable him to continue playing the game he loved? Or that Nacional, his first professional club, donated twenty balls and two sets of kits to his youth team in order to sign him? Or how he came to be known as abelhinha -`little bee' -a name he would later pass on to his Yorkshire Terrier? Find out all this and more in Luca Caioli's biography of the global superstar, featuring exclusive insights from those who know him best and even the man himself. Includes all the action from the 2017/18 season and the 2018 World Cup
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13.64 USD

Ronaldo: Updated Edition

by Luca Caioli
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10th edition of this popular, bright and quirky annual football records book. Crammed with records, facts, stats and amazing feats from the world's greatest game, The Vision Book of Football Records 2019 is the perfect Christmas present for football fans of all ages. It includes an entry on every English ...
The Vision Book of Football Records 2019
10th edition of this popular, bright and quirky annual football records book. Crammed with records, facts, stats and amazing feats from the world's greatest game, The Vision Book of Football Records 2019 is the perfect Christmas present for football fans of all ages. It includes an entry on every English league team and all the Scottish SPL clubs plus the major European and world clubs from Brasil to Barcelona and an all-star squad of current and former football legends. On top of that there are a whole wealth of fun and quirky entries which celebrate the more bizarre footie facts and records, like the match that was delayed by the antics of an Eagle Owl, the longest recorded headed goal and the match where all 22 players were sent off!
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28.99 USD

The Vision Book of Football Records 2019

by Clive Batty
Hardback
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AFC Bournemouth: The Fall and Rise is the ultimate rags-to-riches football story, exploring how a small lower-league club on the south coast fought back against all the odds to reach the riches of the English Premier League. With fascinating insights from renowned manager Eddie Howe and all the key players, ...
AFC Bournemouth, the Fall and Rise: The Astonishing Rags to Riches Tale of the Premier League's Smallest Club
AFC Bournemouth: The Fall and Rise is the ultimate rags-to-riches football story, exploring how a small lower-league club on the south coast fought back against all the odds to reach the riches of the English Premier League. With fascinating insights from renowned manager Eddie Howe and all the key players, the book reflects on the club's day of destiny against Bolton Wanderers in April 2015, when Premier League promotion was secured just six years after the club almost went out of existence. Former captain Tommy Elphick candidly reveals how Howe plotted the Cherries' route out of the Championship, while club legend Steve Fletcher tells the emotionally charged story of his return - and the goal in 2009 that halted the club's slide into non-league. Howe, meanwhile, provides amazing detail into how he took a club on the brink to the top of the beautiful game.
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32.40 USD

AFC Bournemouth, the Fall and Rise: The Astonishing Rags to Riches Tale of the Premier League's Smallest Club

by Neil Meldrum
Hardback
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Booked! The Gospel According to our Football Heroes is a funny, fascinating digest of over 120 footballer autobiographies. Authors John Smith and Dan Trelfer have forensically examined the life stories of legends, hard-cases, cult heroes and one or two players they vaguely remember playing for Portsmouth - so you don't ...
Booked!: The Gospel According to our Football Heroes
Booked! The Gospel According to our Football Heroes is a funny, fascinating digest of over 120 footballer autobiographies. Authors John Smith and Dan Trelfer have forensically examined the life stories of legends, hard-cases, cult heroes and one or two players they vaguely remember playing for Portsmouth - so you don't have to. Along the way, they discovered answers to questions they never knew they needed to know. Which coach has a tattoo inked by Mickey Rourke? Which maverick witnessed his gaffer murder an animal in a team talk? Yes, the revelations from this Pandora's Box may melt the reader's face, like at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. But they also offer an insight into the strange world that footballers inhabit, using their very own words. What drives star players apart? And what binds them together, beyond an almost universal love of Rod Stewart? Booked! investigates a unique world full of sex, booze, cash, fights, glory, bitterness, fame - and incessant, relentless banter.
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34.11 USD

Booked!: The Gospel According to our Football Heroes

by Dan Trelfer, John Smith
Hardback
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Barca: The Illustrated History of FC Barcelona is the official celebration of modern football's most dominant team. This club-endorsed book traces the club's history from its formation in 1899, the trials and tribulations of growth, through to the blossoming of the club in the 1960s and its recognition as a ...
Barca: The Illustrated History of FC Barcelona
Barca: The Illustrated History of FC Barcelona is the official celebration of modern football's most dominant team. This club-endorsed book traces the club's history from its formation in 1899, the trials and tribulations of growth, through to the blossoming of the club in the 1960s and its recognition as a super power of modern football. Written in a lively and informative style by a leading Catalan author and illustrated throughout with 200 dramatic action images and rare behind-the-scenes photographs, the book includes profiles of some of the club's legendary players and important figures including Xavi, Messi, Iniesta, Neymar, Suarez and many more. Barca: The Illustrated History of FC Barcelona is a very special book and gives a unique insight into one of the world's greatest football clubs.
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51.19 USD

Barca: The Illustrated History of FC Barcelona

by Guillem Balague
Hardback
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In the 1980s and 1990s, Serie A was known as `Il campionato piu bello del mondo' - the most beautiful championship in the world - and had the highest match attendances in Europe. The stadiums were not only full of people, but full of colour, flags, songs and rituals. Italy ...
What Happened to Serie A: The Rise, Fall and Signs of Revival
In the 1980s and 1990s, Serie A was known as `Il campionato piu bello del mondo' - the most beautiful championship in the world - and had the highest match attendances in Europe. The stadiums were not only full of people, but full of colour, flags, songs and rituals. Italy hosted World Cup 1990 and the stadia and stars on show in Serie A became iconic. Across a ten year period from 1989 to 1999 a remarkable 10 different Serie A clubs occupied nearly half the places in the finals of the Champions League and Europa Cup. They were dominant. But then in the 2000s they began to fall behind and despite the Azzurri winning the World Cup in 2006 and Inter Milan winning the Champions League in 2010, Italian football was on a downwards trajectory that saw the national team fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, their first absence from the tournament since 1958. What happened and why? In this extraordinary book, Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to Italian clubs and key decision makers and players, Mandis is the first outside researcher to rigorously analyse both the on-the-pitch and business aspects of a club and league. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges popular explanations and conventional wisdom.
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25.58 USD

What Happened to Serie A: The Rise, Fall and Signs of Revival

by Steven G. Mandis
Paperback / softback
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The Sunday Times Bestseller The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the Mauricio Pochettino revolution at Spurs, told in his own words Since joining the club in 2014, Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham from underachievers into genuine title contenders. In the process, he has marked himself out as one of the best ...
Brave New World: Inside Pochettino's Spurs
The Sunday Times Bestseller The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the Mauricio Pochettino revolution at Spurs, told in his own words Since joining the club in 2014, Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham from underachievers into genuine title contenders. In the process, he has marked himself out as one of the best managers in the world. He has done so by promoting an attacking, pressing style of football and by nurturing home-grown talent, fully endearing himself to the Spurs faithful along the way. Guillem Balague was granted unprecedented access to Pochettino and his backroom staff for the duration of the 2016-17 season, and was therefore able to draw on extensive interview material with Pochettino, his family, his closest assistants, players such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane, and even a very rare conversation with Daniel Levy to tell the manager's story in his own words. From Pochettino's early years as a player and coach to his transformation of Tottenham into one of the best teams in England, the book uniquely reveals the inner workings of the man and of his footballing philosophy. It also lays bare what it takes to run a modern-day football team competing at the highest level over the course of a single campaign. The result is the most comprehensive and compelling portrait of a manager and of a club in the Premier League era.
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17.05 USD

Brave New World: Inside Pochettino's Spurs

by Guillem Balague
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Does your life revolve around your football team? Does your team's result on a Saturday make or break your weekend? Would you leave your wife on the day she's due to give birth to go to a cup final 140 miles away? Or miss your daughter's fourth birthday because you're ...
The Team for Me: Fifty Years of Following Hearts
Does your life revolve around your football team? Does your team's result on a Saturday make or break your weekend? Would you leave your wife on the day she's due to give birth to go to a cup final 140 miles away? Or miss your daughter's fourth birthday because you're in Madrid for a UEFA Cup tie? If so, this book is for you. The Team For Me is a personal reflection of the joy and heartache of football from a fan's perspective. Written by a Hearts supporter of 50 years' standing (and occasionally falling over), its tales will hit home among fans of any and every club - from the Saturday-morning feeling of anticipation to regaling your children with what it means to follow your club; from pre-match rituals to hammering your arch-rivals in a cup final. Fans who grew up in the 60s and 70s will also revel in memories of half-time scoreboards, dashing to the local newsagent at 5.30pm on a Saturday for a copy of the ink-stained 'Football Special' edition, and of collecting football cards to swap with your pals.
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28.99 USD

The Team for Me: Fifty Years of Following Hearts

by Mike Smith
Hardback
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In September 1996 a Frenchman, so little known in English football that fans asked Arsene Who? , walked into Arsenal. In the subsequent 22 years as manager he transformed the club. A total renovation of the training, stadium, style, economics of the team and the attraction of a global audience ...
The Wenger Revolution: The Club of My Life
In September 1996 a Frenchman, so little known in English football that fans asked Arsene Who? , walked into Arsenal. In the subsequent 22 years as manager he transformed the club. A total renovation of the training, stadium, style, economics of the team and the attraction of a global audience has taken place under Wenger's instruction. This fascinating era is chronicled from the very beginning with distinctive photographs taken from inside the inner sanctum of the club by official Arsenal photographer Stuart MacFarlane, who has had privileged access for many years. Award winning journalist Amy Lawrence introduces each section to set the scene. This captivating collection of images is captioned with personal anecdotes from Arsene Wenger himself as he reminisces about the significant moments and people that have defined his time at the club.
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34.12 USD

The Wenger Revolution: The Club of My Life

by Amy Lawrence
Hardback
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Wingin' It is the ultimate story of hope over hate, the insightful autobiography of a footballer who beat the bigots. Due to the colour of his skin, Mark Walters always felt he needed to be twice as good as other players in order to succeed. But Mark drew inspiration from ...
Wingin' It: The Mark Walters Story
Wingin' It is the ultimate story of hope over hate, the insightful autobiography of a footballer who beat the bigots. Due to the colour of his skin, Mark Walters always felt he needed to be twice as good as other players in order to succeed. But Mark drew inspiration from the way the late Cyrille Regis handled his racist detractors, and went on to fulfil his potential by flaunting his dazzling ball skills for England. While a starry-eyed kid in Birmingham, he somehow escaped the clutches of evil paedophile Ted Langford, although his mate wasn't so fortunate. He became an idol of the Villa Park terraces, though his move to Scotland was almost halted by a bloodthirsty mob who pelted him with bananas and pigs' feet. But Walters stood firm to become one of England's most popular exports. After a third successive league title, a GBP1.25 million move to Liverpool reunited him with Graeme Souness. Mark rewrote the record books at Anfield, but would ultimately call his decision to head south 'the biggest mistake of my career'.
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32.40 USD

Wingin' It: The Mark Walters Story

by Jeff Holmes, Mark Walters
Hardback
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'Simply magnificent.' Mail on Sunday A massive audience in sitting-rooms, parks and pubs watched England in the 2018 World Cup. Yet as Duncan Hamilton demonstrates with style, insight and wit in Going to the Match, watching on TV is no substitute for being there. Hamilton embarks on a richly entertaining, ...
Going to the Match: The Passion for Football
'Simply magnificent.' Mail on Sunday A massive audience in sitting-rooms, parks and pubs watched England in the 2018 World Cup. Yet as Duncan Hamilton demonstrates with style, insight and wit in Going to the Match, watching on TV is no substitute for being there. Hamilton embarks on a richly entertaining, exquisitely crafted journey through football. Glory game or grass roots, England v Slovenia or Guiseley v Hartlepool, he delves beneath the action to illuminate the stories which make the sport endlessly compelling. Along the way he marvels at present-day titans Harry Kane, Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Paul Pogba, reflects on sepia-tinted magicians Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton and Pele, and assesses managerial giants from Brian Clough and Jose Mourinho to Arsene Wenger and Gareth Southgate. The odyssey takes Hamilton from Fleetwood to Berlin, via Glasgow and a Manchester derby, making detours into art, cinema, literature and politics as he explores the game's ever-changing culture and character. The result, like the L.S. Lowry painting that inspired the book, is a football masterpiece.
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42.66 USD

Going to the Match: The Passion for Football

by Duncan Hamilton
Hardback
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The youngest player to score in the World Cup final since Pele, for the tournament-winning team, in his brief career to date Kylian Mbappe is breaking records at a rate matched by only the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and is fast becoming one of the biggest names ...
Mbappe
The youngest player to score in the World Cup final since Pele, for the tournament-winning team, in his brief career to date Kylian Mbappe is breaking records at a rate matched by only the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and is fast becoming one of the biggest names in football. But did you know that even at three years old, he would sit listening to the manager's talk before an AS Bondy match? Or where his signature crossed-arm goal celebration came from and where he first performed it? Or how he got his dressing room nickname 'Thirty-seven'? Find out about all this and more in Luca Caioli and Cyril Collot's tirelessly researched biography of the game's latest superstar, featruing exclusive interviews with those who know him best. Includes 2018 World Cup success.
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15.34 USD

Mbappe

by Cyril Collot, Luca Caioli
Paperback / softback
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Imagine Pep Guardiola quitting Manchester City to take over at Rochdale. Or Jose Mourinho walking out on United to join Southend. That sort of thing just wouldn't happen, would it? Except that in 1973, it did. At that time Brian Clough was managerial gold dust, having taken Derby County to ...
Bloody Southerners: Clough and Taylor at Brighton
Imagine Pep Guardiola quitting Manchester City to take over at Rochdale. Or Jose Mourinho walking out on United to join Southend. That sort of thing just wouldn't happen, would it? Except that in 1973, it did. At that time Brian Clough was managerial gold dust, having taken Derby County to the Football League title and to the semi-finals of the European Cup. After those feats, he and his sidekick Peter Taylor could have managed anywhere. And yet the most famous men in British football decided to take the reins at Brighton & Hove Albion, sixth bottom of the old Third Division, for what would prove a controversial and ultimately unsuccessful spell that would test their friendship to breaking point. The move to a sleepy backwater football club made little sense then and, forty years on, it remains a mystery. It seems especially odd considering Clough's aversion to the south and refusal to relocate his home from Derby. Featuring candid interviews with the men who played under Clough and Taylor at Brighton, Bloody Southerners attempts to make sense of the strangest managerial appointment in English post-war football. What shines through in page after page of never-before-heard stories is the profound complexity of both characters.
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22.17 USD

Bloody Southerners: Clough and Taylor at Brighton

by Spencer Vignes
Paperback / softback
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As the digital revolution continues apace, emergent technologies and means of communication present new challenges and opportunities for the football industry. This is the first book to bring together key contemporary debates at the intersection of football studies, leisure studies, and digital cultural studies. It presents cutting edge theoretical and ...
Digital Football Cultures: Fandom, Identities and Resistance
As the digital revolution continues apace, emergent technologies and means of communication present new challenges and opportunities for the football industry. This is the first book to bring together key contemporary debates at the intersection of football studies, leisure studies, and digital cultural studies. It presents cutting edge theoretical and empirical work based around four key themes: theorizing digital football cultures; digital football fandom; football and social media; and football (sub)cybercultures. Covering topics such as transnational digital fandom, online abuse, and gender, Digital Football Cultures argues that we are witnessing the hyperdigitalization of the world's most popular sport. This book is a valuable resource for students and researchers working in leisure studies, sports studies, football studies, and critical media studies, as well as geography, anthropology, criminology, and sociology. It is also fascinating reading for anybody working in sport, media, and culture.
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147.000000 USD
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Award-winning author of The Nowhere Men, Living on the Volcano and No Hunger in Paradise returns with his magnum opus on the state of modern football First he revealed the extraordinary lives of football scouts in The Nowhere ...
State of Play: Under the Skin of the Modern Game
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Award-winning author of The Nowhere Men, Living on the Volcano and No Hunger in Paradise returns with his magnum opus on the state of modern football First he revealed the extraordinary lives of football scouts in The Nowhere Men. Next he unearthed the pressures on football managers in Living on the Volcano. Then he chronicled the hardships of young players striving to make it in No Hunger in Paradise. Now in State of Play, in what marks the pinnacle of a career investigating the human stories of football, award-winning writer Michael Calvin turns his eye to the biggest story of all - the game itself. From mental health to money, concussion to Champions league, fan-owners to oligarchs, women's football to world cups, Calvin gets under the skin of the beautiful game, and reveals why it is truly the game of our lives. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with leading figures around the world, from Arsene Wenger to Steven Gerrard, Calvin reveals the winners, the losers, the politics, the pleasure, the hope, and the despair of the world's most popular sport.
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28.99 USD

State of Play: Under the Skin of the Modern Game

by Michael Calvin
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Pulled Off at Half-Time is the ultimate collection of hilarious comic offerings delivered by figures in football. No one can dispute that footballers have provided some of the funniest quotes (intentionally or not) in the history of sport. Inspired by England maverick Rodney Marsh's risque exchange with Sir Alf Ramsey, ...
Pulled Off at Half Time
Pulled Off at Half-Time is the ultimate collection of hilarious comic offerings delivered by figures in football. No one can dispute that footballers have provided some of the funniest quotes (intentionally or not) in the history of sport. Inspired by England maverick Rodney Marsh's risque exchange with Sir Alf Ramsey, Pulled Off at Half-Time is packed with more than 750 quotes on all aspects of the game from and about the most famous names in football. Some of the new quotes might include: I might have faults, but I am not a bighead. - Wayne Rooney, as modest as ever! In football, the only game I know is the 90-minutes game. It's not mind games; I don't try to do that - Jose Mourinho ... really? For me it is enough that I have the first and last word. - Jurgen Klopp I think sometimes the best training is to rest. - Cristiano Ronaldo
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17.05 USD

Pulled Off at Half Time

by Stuart Reeves
Hardback
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YouTube is the world's number one video-sharing website, with 300 new hours of video being uploaded to the website every minute, many of which involve the most popular sport in the world - football. Almost every glorious goal, bizarre blunder and ridiculous red card from all around the globe find ...
YouTube Football Fantastic
YouTube is the world's number one video-sharing website, with 300 new hours of video being uploaded to the website every minute, many of which involve the most popular sport in the world - football. Almost every glorious goal, bizarre blunder and ridiculous red card from all around the globe find their way onto YouTube, where they are then enjoyed by football fans everywhere. YouTube Football Fantastic is an expertly curated interactive celebration of these heroic, sometimes hilarious and often jaw-dropping efforts. With on-the-page links to over 300 amazing videos, it showcases the greatest footballing feats ever recorded on the file-sharing site.
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25.58 USD

YouTube Football Fantastic

by Iain Spragg
Hardback
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Published in partnership with The Sun, and packed with stunning photographs, this fully illustrated book will be a celebration and fantastic tribute to the extraordinary achievements of Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and the young lions that represented us so proudly in Russia. England's Heroes charts the extraordinary turnaround in the ...
England's Heroes: A Tribute to Our Young Lions
Published in partnership with The Sun, and packed with stunning photographs, this fully illustrated book will be a celebration and fantastic tribute to the extraordinary achievements of Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and the young lions that represented us so proudly in Russia. England's Heroes charts the extraordinary turnaround in the fortunes of the nation's football team, starting with Gareth Southgate's surprise appointment, a difficult qualifying campaign, and a public seemingly uninterested in the fortunes of a young group of `no hopers' who turned into an England team who became genuine challengers for the World Cup. Featuring new biographies of the entire squad and manager, full length match reports and entertaining features throughout, including THAT shoot-out victory against Colombia - putting to bed years of hurt - only to end in the crushing disappointment of losing to Croatia in the semi-final, this book is a souvenir and memento of one of the most compelling summers in British sporting history. Written by the Sun team who have been ever-present within the England camp, experiencing the highs and lows of our greatest World Cup performance for nearly thirty years, England's Heroes celebrates an England united in hope and proud in defeat.
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25.58 USD

England's Heroes: A Tribute to Our Young Lions

by The Sun
Hardback
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Mesut Ozil is a midfield magician, casting an elegant spell over opponents and conjuring passes through gaps lesser mortals can't even see. After an eventful sojourn among the Galacticos of Real Madrid he has savoured silverware at Arsenal, while in 2014 he lifted the World Cup with Germany. But his ...
Gunning for Greatness: My Life: With an introduction by Jose Mourinho
Mesut Ozil is a midfield magician, casting an elegant spell over opponents and conjuring passes through gaps lesser mortals can't even see. After an eventful sojourn among the Galacticos of Real Madrid he has savoured silverware at Arsenal, while in 2014 he lifted the World Cup with Germany. But his life and career have been a test of resilience. Growing up in Germany's Turkish community, he faced prejudice from those who claimed his dual identity would prevent him giving his all for the national team. Later came questions over a different type of commitment, the kind levelled against those, like Mesut Ozil, who excel in football's finer arts rather than relying simply on running and ruggedness. He has proved concerns on both these issues lack substance. In Gunning for Greatness, Mesut Ozil reveals the inside stories of his relationships with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, his quest to help the under-fire Frenchman restore Arsenal's pre-eminence - and how he silenced the sceptics by conquering the world.
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18.75 USD

Gunning for Greatness: My Life: With an introduction by Jose Mourinho

by Mesut Ozil
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In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Damian Hughes reveals the key principles that have defined FC Barcelona's success and shows how the DNA of a winning team can be successfully applied to any working environment, with dramatic results. 'A powerful book on the important principles of creating a high-performing culture.' ...
The Barcelona Way: How to Create a High-performance Culture
In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Damian Hughes reveals the key principles that have defined FC Barcelona's success and shows how the DNA of a winning team can be successfully applied to any working environment, with dramatic results. 'A powerful book on the important principles of creating a high-performing culture.' Eddie Jones, England RFU Head Coach FC Barcelona are one of the most successful football clubs in the world. What makes FCB unique is the winning culture that has delivered sustained success for much longer than the customary four-year cycle of an elite team. Lying at the very heart of their success is how they deal with people and the care and attention given to the environment in which those people are nurtured: practices which are of equal relevance to all organizations trying to channel the activities of their talented individuals for the corporate good. The key principles are: Big Picture, Arc of Change, Repetition, Cultural Architects, Authentic Leadership. These are the same principles that are adhered to in successful working environments across any industry. Drawing on interviews with key architects of the culture, as well as his own extensive experience as a sports psychologist working with leading sports and business institutions, Damian Hughes provides unique insights into the crucial issues confronting the modern corporate environment, and shows how the lessons learnt at FC Barcelona can also be applied to develop your own winning culture.
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20.48 USD

The Barcelona Way: How to Create a High-performance Culture

by Damian Hughes
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This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world's football codes - soccer, rugby league, ...
How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born
This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world's football codes - soccer, rugby league, rugby union, American, Australian, Canadian and Gaelic - developed as part of the commercialised leisure industry in the nineteenth century. Football, however and wherever it was played, was a product of the second industrial revolution, the rise of the mass media, and the spirit of the age of the masses. Important reading for students of sports studies, history, sociology, development and management, this book is also a valuable resource for scholars and academics involved in the study of football in all its forms, as well as an engrossing read for anyone interested in the early history of football.
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41.950000 USD
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The Racing Post and Racing & Football Outlook's guide to the 2018-2019 football season is packed with useful statistics and information for the new campaign in the UK and top European Leagues. Includes club prospects for the coming season; comprehensive results and form; full fixture list with six year's form ...
Racing Post & RFO Football Annual 2018-2019
The Racing Post and Racing & Football Outlook's guide to the 2018-2019 football season is packed with useful statistics and information for the new campaign in the UK and top European Leagues. Includes club prospects for the coming season; comprehensive results and form; full fixture list with six year's form and results as well as next season's important dates; predictions; individual odds, betting advice and statistics; club pen-portraits; a pools draw chart; complete cup records for 2017/18; and unique statistical data.
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22.17 USD

Racing Post & RFO Football Annual 2018-2019

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Burnley On This Day revisits the most magical and memorable moments from the club's illustrious history, mixing in a maelstrom of anecdotes and characters to produce an irresistible Clarets diary - with an entry for every day of the year. From the club's Victorian origins as a Football League founder ...
Burnley FC On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year
Burnley On This Day revisits the most magical and memorable moments from the club's illustrious history, mixing in a maelstrom of anecdotes and characters to produce an irresistible Clarets diary - with an entry for every day of the year. From the club's Victorian origins as a Football League founder member to the Premier League era, the Clarets' rollercoaster journey has seen them become one of only four clubs to win every division of the Football League. Revisit the 1914 FA Cup Final when Burnley beat Liverpool in front of King George V. Remember the incredible First Division title wins of 1921 and 1960. Look back at the famous 1987 win over Orient that preserved Burnley's Football League status, and recall the recent fabulous promotions to the Premier League. Timeless greats such as Jimmy McIlroy, Jimmy Adamson and Ralph Coates sit alongside modern-day heroes including Robbie Blake, Ben Mee and Sam Vokes. Read how this club from industrial Lancashire roots fought its way back from near oblivion to sit once more among the elite.
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25.58 USD

Burnley FC On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

by Philip Bird
Hardback
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