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Football (Soccer, Association football) books

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The 101 Club The inspirational story of Huddersfield Town's record-breaking 1979-80 season by Rob Stewart The 101 Club The inspirational story of Huddersfield Town's record-breaking 1979-80 season

The inspirational story of HUDDERSFIELD TOWN's record-breaking 1979-80 season A unique insight into the re-birth of a once-mighty football club as told by every member of the 16-man squad who left a remarkable legacy.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/11/2017

Norwich City The Noughties by Edward Couzens-Lake Norwich City The Noughties

Revisiting a colourful decade for both the City of Norwich and its much-loved football team.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour by The Secret Footballer The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour

Since his first book was published in 2012, The Secret Footballer has been able to take the reader behind the scenes of footballers' lives like no other player has been able, or will ever be able, to do.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Tunnel of Love Football, Fighting and Failure: Newcastle United After the Entertainers by Martin Hardy Tunnel of Love Football, Fighting and Failure: Newcastle United After the Entertainers

Tunnel of Love reflects the dramatic highs and the gut wrenching lows that covered the 13-year period which followed Keegan's Entertainers title tilt. It takes in unforgettable nights at St. James' Park, yet by its close Newcastle are fighting for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/11/2017

Mediated Football Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender by Ramon Spaaij Mediated Football Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender

Football has become one of the most mediated cultural practices in modern Western societies, providing players, officials and spectators with implicit and often hidden discourses about race/ethnicity, national identity and gender. This book provides new and critical insights into how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2017

The Little Book of Zlatan by Malcolm Olivers The Little Book of Zlatan

The Little Book of Zlatan is a celebration of one of the most charismatic, mercurial and talismanic footballers in the game, an individual so distinct, so talented and so perfect that he must refer to himself in the third person...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Illustrated History of Football Hall of Fame by David Squires The Illustrated History of Football Hall of Fame

Welcome back to the imitable work of illustrator David Squires. In the Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame, cartoonist David Squires returns to celebrate those who straddle the game like giants;
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Never Mind the Toffees 2 Another Ultimate Everton Quiz Book by Gavin Buckland Never Mind the Toffees 2 Another Ultimate Everton Quiz Book

IF you enjoyed the first volume of the definitive quiz book on Everton Football Club, this all-new sequel is for you.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Defying Expectations Phil Rawlins and the Orlando City Soccer Story by Simon Veness, Susan Veness Defying Expectations Phil Rawlins and the Orlando City Soccer Story
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As an expansion Major League Soccer team, the Orlando City Soccer Club marked the return of professional soccer to Florida for the first time since 2001. Defying Expectations gives insight into the challenges faced on the road to success, challenges...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Minnows United Adventures at the fringes of the beautiful game by Mat Guy Minnows United Adventures at the fringes of the beautiful game

On his travels, he watches matches in Iceland, interviews members of the Tibetan Women's Football team, explores the impact of football in war-torn Palestine and explores the unsung heroes in the football clubs present throughout the length of the UK.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Home and Away Writing the Beautiful Game by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund Home and Away Writing the Beautiful Game
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Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Times and Evening StandardKarl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in Skane with his wife, four small children and a dog.In Home and Away, two creative writers use football and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Goald! Olympic Football: the road from 1900 to 2012 by Wilson Bain Goald! Olympic Football: the road from 1900 to 2012

'Goald!' tells the story of Olympic football from the easy-going 1900's to London 2012, when over 160 countries aimed to win medals. The world's original football tournament may be the least known in Europe, but it helped change the game...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Drawing the 92 by Jamie Edwards Drawing the 92


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

Lost? Liverpool FC and English Football at the Crossroads by Anthony Carragher Lost? Liverpool FC and English Football at the Crossroads

`Lost' tells the story of a football club and a game that have lost their way. It explores the gloried past, the moneyed present and the possible future of both Liverpool FC and the English game at large. Where to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Green Shoots Irish Football Histories by Michael Walker Green Shoots Irish Football Histories

Green Shoots is the engrossing account of the inside stories, dramas and dreams of the game in Ireland. Above all it is the definitive history of a footballing nation and its many paradoxes.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Coming Soon

The Premier League 25 Years by Lloyd Pettiford The Premier League 25 Years

A celebration of 25 years of the Premier League, written by the fans for the fans...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Arsenal Match of My Life Gunners Legends Relive Their Greatest Games by Alex Crook Arsenal Match of My Life Gunners Legends Relive Their Greatest Games

Twenty Arsenal legends tell the stories behind their favourite ever games for the club - enabling fans of all ages to relive these magic moments through the eyes and emotions of the men who were there, pulling on the famous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in Sport & Exercise by Martin (Staffordshire University UK) Turner Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in Sport & Exercise

REBT is one of the most widely used counselling approaches in the world and is the original form of cognitive behaviour therapy. This book is the first and only book to date to examine the use of REBT in sport...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

The State of the Field Ideologies, Identities and Initiatives by David Kilpatrick The State of the Field Ideologies, Identities and Initiatives

The study of association football has recently emerged as vibrant field of inquiry, attracting scholars worldwide from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Soccer As the Beautiful Game: Football's Artistry, Identity and Politics, held at Hofstra University in April 2014, gathered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/12/2017

FIFA World Cup and Beyond Sport, Culture, Media and Governance by Kausik Bandyopadhyay FIFA World Cup and Beyond Sport, Culture, Media and Governance

Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has long been a site which articulates the complexities and diversities of the everyday life of the nation. The imaging and prioritization of the game as a `national' or an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

New Perspectives on Association Football in Irish History Going beyond the Garrison Game by Conor Curran New Perspectives on Association Football in Irish History Going beyond the Garrison Game

This book assesses association football's history and development in Ireland from the late 1870s until the early twenty-first century. It focuses on four key themes-soccer's early development before and after partition; the post-Emergency years; coaching and developing the game and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

No Hunger In Paradise The Players. The Journey. The Dream by Michael Calvin No Hunger In Paradise The Players. The Journey. The Dream

Only 180 of the 1.5 million boys who play organised youth football in England will become a Premier League pro. That's a success rate of 0.012 per cent. How and why do the favoured few make it? What separates the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines by Michael Cox The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines

An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Science in Soccer Translating Theory into Practice by Warren Gregson, Martin Littlewood Science in Soccer Translating Theory into Practice
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Written by two leading football academics, this authoritative, accessible text explores the important role sports science plays in professional football. With billion-pound television deals and multi-million player transfers, a football team's performance has repercussions far beyond the pitch and league...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

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The Boy on the Shed by Paul Ferris The Boy on the Shed

A remarkable sporting memoir with a foreword by Alan Shearer
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

F2: Galaxy of Football Attack of the Football Cyborgs (THE FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR!) by F2 Freestylers F2: Galaxy of Football Attack of the Football Cyborgs (THE FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR!)

The ultimate football adventure story from the world's greatest football duo, The F2When the evil Galaxico aliens steal the game of football from planet Earth, it's up to Jez and Billy (and the help of their trusty time machines) to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Aye Ready: Rangers War Heroes by Paul Smith Aye Ready: Rangers War Heroes

Aye Ready profiles the stories of a selection of the club's war veterans - their life and times in football, along with the battles they fought, in a lasting tribute to a band of men who represented Rangers with distinction.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Manchester City A Backpass Through History by Michael O'Neill, Darren Grice Manchester City A Backpass Through History
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Follow the incredible story charting the historic rise from the club's humble origins starting out as St Mark's (West Gorton) through to the top of the Premier League with some of the most talented players in the world.
Format: - Released: 16/10/2017

Manchester United A Backpass Through History by Michael O'Neill, Darren Grice Manchester United A Backpass Through History
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Follow the authoritative text charting the historical rise from its origins as Newton Heath Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Football Club to the mighty Manchester United Football Club the team that has dominated English Football for the last twenty years.
Format: - Released: 16/10/2017

Chelsea A Backpass Through History by Michael O'Neill Chelsea A Backpass Through History

Follow the authoritative text charting the rise of the club from its origins of its founding father Gus Mears acquiring the Stamford Bridge athletic stadium to their scaling the top of English football.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Play Up Sky Blues Champions 1967: Coventry City's Rise to the Top by Jim Brown Play Up Sky Blues Champions 1967: Coventry City's Rise to the Top

Play Up Sky Blues is the story of the unforgettable season when charismatic manager Jimmy Hill led the Sky Blues to the First Division for the first time in the club's history. It describes the ups and downs of an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Underdog The Inside story of Huddersfield Town and Their 2016-17 Promotion Campaign by Raj Baines Underdog The Inside story of Huddersfield Town and Their 2016-17 Promotion Campaign

Underdog is the inside story of Huddersfield Town's remarkable 2016-17 promotion campaign.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Liverpool A Backpass Through History by Michael O'Neill Liverpool A Backpass Through History

Follow the authoritative text charting the historical rise from its origins of its founding father John Houlding, changing out of the back of the Sandon Hotel to the mighty Liverpool Football Club the team that has dominated English and European...
Format: - Released: 16/10/2017

Where Have All the Irish Gone? The Sad Demise of Ireland's Once Relevant Footballers by Kevin O'Neill Where Have All the Irish Gone? The Sad Demise of Ireland's Once Relevant Footballers

Where Have All the Irish Gone? tells the story of the dramatic decline of Ireland's footballers in England. It's the ultimate riches-to-rags affair, investigating how Irish players have become so irrelevant at the top English clubs - and asking whether...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Working Class Heroes The Story of Rayo Vallecano, Madrid's Forgotten Team by Robbie Dunne Working Class Heroes The Story of Rayo Vallecano, Madrid's Forgotten Team

This is the story of Rayo Vallecano and their place within a footballing city that is occupied by two modern football behemoths. The club was founded in 1924 in working-class Vallecas and has a rich, complex, and at times, unbelievable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Arsenal A Backpass Through History by Michael O'Neill Arsenal A Backpass Through History

Follow the authoritative text charting a nostalgia-packed journey through the club's evolution from its beginnings as a south London munitions factory team right through to the mighty Gunners and their ascent to the top of English football whilst having on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Sunderland FC Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Sunderland FC Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 15/10/2017

Newcastle United Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Newcastle United Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 15/10/2017

Everton FC Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Everton FC Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 15/10/2017

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