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The Farther Corner: A Sentimental Return to North-East Football Audiobook

The Farther Corner: A Sentimental Return to North-East Football

Author: Harry Pearson Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: August 2020

Widely regarded as one of the best football books ever written, The Far Corner was a vivid portrait of the sport in the north-east and of the people who bring such passion to it. Now, a generation later, Harry Pearson returns to the region to discover how much things have changed - and how much they have remained the same.  In the mid-1990s, Kevin Keegan brought sporting romance and expectation of trophies to Newcastle, Sunderland moved the the Stadium of Light backed by a wealthy consortium, Middlesbrough signed one of the best Brazilians of the era and won their first major trophy - even little Darlington had a former safe-cracker turned kitchen magnate in charge, promising the world. The region even provided England's two key players in Euro 96 in Alan Shearer and Paul Gascoigne - the far corner seemed destined to become the centre of England's footballing world. But it never happened. Using travels to and from matches in the 2018-19 season, The Farther Corner will explore the changes in north-east football and society over the past twenty-five years. Visiting new places and some familiar ones, catching the stories, the sentiment and the sound of the supporters, locating where football now sits in the life of a region that was once proud to be what John Arlott suggested was 'The Hotbed of Soccer', it will be about love and loss and the happiness to be found eating KitKats and joking about Bobby Mimms on cold February days in coal-scented northern air. The region may have been left behind in the Champions League stakes, but few would doubt the power of its beating heart.   

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Soccer Drills: A 100 Soccer Drills to Improve Your Skills, Strategies and Secrets Audiobook

Soccer Drills: A 100 Soccer Drills to Improve Your Skills, Strategies and Secrets

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Jamie Mclean Release Date: July 2020

Are you ready to take your soccer game to the next level? Or just looking for ways to improve your team? This audiobook can help solve your problems. Whether known as football or, as in the US, soccer; the ‘beautiful game’ is the most popular sport in the world. The best players earn millions of dollars per year, and the greatest clubs are icons in their regions. Children love putting down a couple of jerseys and having a kick around. Globally, it is the team sport that has the greatest public participation and, at the highest level - such as the World Cup, top leagues and cup finals - matches are watched live by tens of thousands of cheering fans. Support is only limited by stadium size, with tens or even hundreds of millions following their team on TV. It is therefore no surprise that so many people love to play the game, and want to become better at it. Youngsters dream of becoming the next Pele, Messi, Maradona or Ronaldo. This book offers coaches and players insight into how to become a better soccer player. There are chapters on the role of the individual in this team game, and the role of the team in a sport lit up by the brilliance of individuals. There are drills included to help the player and his side. Indeed, it is drills that lead to players becoming experts, and as good as they can be. Drills take the individual components of soccer and allow practice in a pressure-free, or pressure-controlled, environment. Imagine that a game of soccer is like an English literature examination. For that test, you get taught the information you need to know; you practice using that learning in tests, discussions, and essays. You work on it on your own, making sure that your mind is fit enough to tackle the challenge of the final exam. What you very much do not want is to be learning new concepts under the pressure of the examination hall. That is the place to show what you can do, not try out risky ideas.

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Basic Soccer Drills for Kids: 150 Soccer Coaching and Training Drills, Tactics and Strategies to Imp Audiobook

Basic Soccer Drills for Kids: 150 Soccer Coaching and Training Drills, Tactics and Strategies to Imp

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Jamie Mclean Release Date: July 2020

Are you looking to take your kids' soccer game to the next level? Check out this guide for youth soccer players (under 15 years) used by coaches, parents and players alike. Soccer is the most popular team sport in the world. It is perfect for kids to play. It is safe, simple, and the skills required can be easily acquired. Becoming an expert player requires high levels of dedication, natural athleticism, and innate skills. Any girl or boy can take to the sport and find enjoyment at their own level. It is for this reason that the game is escalating to such a rapid extent in the US. And it is why the need for coaches and players is growing continuously and rapidly. After all, who would not turn down the chance for their kids to keep physically fit, to allow their natural competitiveness to be channeled in an organized way, to be kept busy in a manner that is both productive and worthwhile? In addition to this, soccer develops dexterity, problem solving, collaboration, friendship, respect, self-discipline, team spirit, and sportsmanship. All of which are life skills that are best acquired young. But there is so much to learn for youngsters who wish to become soccer players at a good club level. Shooting, defending, pressing, passing, controlling the ball, the laws of the game (even professionals struggle at times with the offside law as do, it sometimes seems, the referees themselves). And more important than all of these, children must learn about the spirit of soccer. Fair play and the sportsmanship mentioned above. This is especially so for today’s youngsters facing all the pressures of growing up in a challenging world driven by the twin pressures of consumerism and social media. Even if you've never played or watched soccer in your life before, you and your kids will gain a significant amount of knowledge from this audiobook!

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Soccer Coaching Bundle: 3 Books in 1 Audiobook

Soccer Coaching Bundle: 3 Books in 1

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Jamie Mclean And Jim Cassidy Release Date: July 2020

This audiobook bundle includes three titles that will help your soccer skills: Soccer Analytics Soccer Drills Soccer Offense Listen to learn more about how to improve your soccer abilities....

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Soccer Tactics Bundle: 3 Books in 1 Audiobook

Soccer Tactics Bundle: 3 Books in 1

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Jamie Mclean, Jim Cassidy, Paul Wilson Release Date: July 2020

Book 1: Soccer Mental Toughness The mark of the very best players is that they have the mental toughness to overcome moments of adversity. To accept that there are times when matters do not pan out as they hope, and having accepted them, move on without allowing their confidence to drop. Call it resilience, spirit, mental strength or whatever, without a doubt such a mindset is as crucial as having the skills to play at the level to which we aspire. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Importance of Mental Toughness Understanding Your Role in the Team Getting Along with Your Team Mates Difficulties on the Pitch Overcoming Personal Difficulties Improving Self-Discipline Top Mental Exercises and Visualisations Build a Personal Improvement Plan Book 2: Soccer Shooting Drills Go to almost any general compilation of clips online and the overwhelming majority will be shots – usually ones that lead to a goal. This book will provide a series of drills which will help coaches and players to become star shooters, leading to more goals, more wins and even greater joy at playing this most beautiful of games. Book 3: Soccer Intelligence Intelligent people in whatever field they work know that simple works best. Soccer is, at its heart, a simple game. Pass the ball, move into space (where it is easier to control a pass and to deliver a return), move the ball on. When the chance arises, attempt to score a goal. If you are a defender, try to deny the other side space. A simple pass is easier to complete than a complex one. Intercepting the ball is easier than winning it through a tackle. Moving into space, finding a good angle and communicating well makes a pass easier to deliver for a team mate. Intelligence and simplicity are brothers to one another.

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The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer Audiobook

The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer

Author: David Goldblatt Narrator: Liam Gerrard Release Date: April 2020

The definitive book about soccer, from the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of soccer's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates soccer's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

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Soccer Intelligence: Soccer Training Tips To Improve Your Spatial Awareness and Intelligence In Socc Audiobook

Soccer Intelligence: Soccer Training Tips To Improve Your Spatial Awareness and Intelligence In Socc

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Jim Cassidy Release Date: March 2020

Are you ready to take your soccer game to the next level? Or just looking for ways to improve your understanding of the game? Consider the greatest players the beautiful game has ever seen. Pele and Puskas, Maradona - from the present time, Messi and Ronaldo.The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, and Dennis Bergkamp, the great readers of the game such as Beckebauer and Bobby Moore and that devastating finisher, Gerd Muller. When we try to analyze what it is that made these players so successful and held in such regard, a number of similarities come to mind. They are, of course, mostly strikers, Beckenbauer and Moore apart. They played in the busiest, most challenging area of the pitch and in a position that could, and frequently did, change games. That is certainly true of the attacking players, but also applies to those with more defensive duties. Interestingly, though, the two defenders listed were known for their ball playing skills as much as their defensive ones. Each possessed pace, physical strength, fast feet. Each could control a ball in an instant, were balanced in their running and hard in their shooting. But there is something more that turns the merely very good into the exceptional, at whatever level they choose to play. And that is that indefinable quality we call soccer intelligence. Intelligent people in whatever field they work know that simple works best. Soccer is, at its heart, a simple game. Pass the ball, move into space (where it is easier to control a pass and to deliver a return), move the ball on. When the chance arises, attempt to score a goal. If you are a defender, try to deny the other side space. The purpose of this audiobook is to define soccer intelligence, to break it down into its constituent parts and, importantly, present drills that a good coach can use with his or her team to develop that intelligence to its greatest potential.

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Soccer Analytics: Assess Performance, Tactics, Injuries and Team Formation through Data Analytics an Audiobook

Soccer Analytics: Assess Performance, Tactics, Injuries and Team Formation through Data Analytics an

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Jim Cassidy Release Date: March 2020

Do you love soccer and want to get better in a systematic manner? Or have you ever wondered how top-level coaches and players think about the game? This audiobook is your answer. Analytics are playing an increasing role in the world of soccer. The days of gut instinct representing the main tactic in a game are passing, and a more calculated approach is being applied to coaching and playing. This has the advantage of providing a secure base on which coaches and players can apply their bits of skill, their touches of magic that can turn a game. This audiobook will explain what soccer analytics are and how they work in a game. It will analyze different parts of play during a game and provide ideas and details around how analytics can improve a team during various passages of play. It will show it is possible to carry out analytics without recourse to expensive software and the kind of backroom team that is only possible in the higher levels of the professional game. Here's what's included in this audiobook: 1. How analytics are used in soccer 2. Team-formation analytics 3. Attacking set-play analytics 4. Defensive set-play analytics 5. Player-performance analytics 6. Player-injury analytics 7. Player-combination analytics

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How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born Audiobook

How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born

Author: Tony Collins Narrator: Ric Jerrom Release Date: January 2020

'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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Análisis de fútbol: Evalúa el performance, tácticas, lesiones y formación de equipos mediante el aná Audiobook

Análisis de fútbol: Evalúa el performance, tácticas, lesiones y formación de equipos mediante el aná

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Mario Luna Release Date: December 2019

¿Te encanta el fútbol y quieres mejorar de manera sistemática? ¿O alguna vez te has preguntado cómo piensan los entrenadores y jugadores de alto nivel sobre el juego? Este audiolibro es tu respuesta. Los análisis en el fútbol están desempeñando un papel cada vez más importante en este mundo. Los días de "corazonadas" que representan la táctica principal en un juego están pasando de moda, y un enfoque más analítico se está aplicando al entrenamiento y al juego. Esto tiene la ventaja de proporcionar una base segura en la que los entrenadores y jugadores pueden aplicar sus habilidades, sus toques de magia que pueden convertir un juego en ganancia. Este libro explicará qué son los análisis de fútbol y cómo funcionan en un juego. Analizará diferentes partes del juego durante un juego y proporcionará ideas y detalles sobre cómo el análisis puede mejorar un equipo durante varias etapas. Mostrará que es posible llevar a cabo análisis sin recurrir a software de alto valor y el tipo de equipo de trabajo que sólo es posible en los niveles más altos del juego profesional. Esto es lo que se incluye en este audiolibro: Cómo se utilizan los análisis en el fútbol Análisis de formación de equipos Atacar el análisis de set-play Análisis de set-play defensivo Análisis del rendimiento del jugador Análisis de lesiones de jugadores Análisis de combinación de jugadores

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A Robbie Fowler: My Life In Football: Goals, Glory & The Lessons I've Learnt Audiobook

A Robbie Fowler: My Life In Football: Goals, Glory & The Lessons I've Learnt

Author: Robbie Fowler Narrator: Luke Francis Release Date: November 2019

To Liverpool fans, Robbie Fowler was 'God'. He is the sixth-highest goal scorer in the history of the Premier League and notched 183 goals for Liverpool alone. But before all of that, he was a Liverpool lad who loved the game, the Kop and everything that came with it. My Life In Football is the story of a boy who became a legend. Born in Liverpool in 1975, Robbie Fowler became a club icon by the time he was 18. Now, he takes us through the games that have shaped his life and football philosophy, over 25 years after he first signed as a professional for Liverpool. Engaging, personal and revealing, Robbie opens up about his astounding achievements, the price of fame and the regrets and struggles of being a professional footballer. From Hillsborough to Madrid, via the cup treble, that goal line celebration, hundreds of goals, Houllier, Benítez, Klopp and more, Robbie explains his thinking about the modern game. Inviting readers inside the dressing room, he shares stories of legendary teammates like Rush, Owen and Gerrard, as well as his rise to football's top table. How did he get back up so many times after the injuries that blighted his career? What gave him the drive to keep going and pursue his dreams? Robbie's My Life In Football harks back to a simpler time when fans and players shared the same story, and when the local boy really could dream of scoring a hat-trick for his home club when Saturday came.

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Boot Sale: Inside the Strange and Secret World of Football's Transfer Window Audiobook

Boot Sale: Inside the Strange and Secret World of Football's Transfer Window

Author: Nige Tassell Narrator: Rich Keeble Release Date: November 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. For football fans who hungrily feed on gossip and rumour, Christmas comes twice a year - once in August and again in January. These are the months when the transfer window dominates thoughts, when the prospect of a new signing or two reinvigorates the hopes and dreams of the hopelessly devoted. Nige Tassell goes behind the scenes to observe the workings of the transfer window and to examine why it continues to hold such fascination for a nation of football lovers. He speaks to players, managers, chairmen, agents, scouts, analysts, fans, journalists, broadcasters and even bookmakers to hear how they survive - and possibly prosper from - these red-letter months in the football calendar. Completely up to date to include key action from the 2018/19 transfer window. Nobody writes about football like Nige Tassell: poignant, funny, nostalgic and reminds us why we love the game.

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