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The Artist by Andres Iniesta
The Artist
Andres Iniesta
As intelligent off the field as he is on it, Iniesta offers a uniquely insightful and analytical view of the game he loves so much, from tactics and technique to managerial styles and coaching approaches, and will reveal the inside...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
Blindsided by Michael Lynagh, Mark Eglinton
Blindsided
Michael Lynagh, Mark Eglinton
Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now acclaimed television sports pundit, on his glittering career in the game - and how close he came to losing his life. It's the personal tale of a sportsman playing to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Commitment My Autobiography by Didier Drogba
Commitment My Autobiography
Didier Drogba
For the first time, Didier Drogba tells his story in his own words. Go behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and find out about life on and off the field for this Chelsea hero.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

1966 My World Cup Story by Sir Bobby Charlton

1966 My World Cup Story
Sir Bobby Charlton
In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. In this book, he looks back on the most...

Fifty Years of Hurt The Story of England Football and Why We Never Stop Believing by Henry Winter

Fifty Years of Hurt The Story of England Football and Why We Never Stop Believing
Henry Winter
Part lament, part anatomy of an obsession, both personal and collective, this title analyses the truth behind the endless excuses, apportions the blame for the crimes against English football, but...

Cycling the Earth A Life-Changing Race Around the World by Sean Conway

Cycling the Earth A Life-Changing Race Around the World
Sean Conway
Sean Conway was stuck in a life dead end of his own making when he heard about a round the world cycling race. He was immediately inspired - but it...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Big Sam: My Autobiography by Sam Allardyce

Big Sam: My Autobiography
Sam Allardyce
Over the last 42 years, Allardyce has seen it all. The game he so loves is radically different to that in which he made his debut back in 1973, and...

Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England by Joe Root

Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England
Joe Root
A celebration of the start of a remarkable career and an incredible Ashes series. This is Joe Root's personal account of his speedy climb to stardom, from schoolboy cricket to...

Speed Kings by Andy Bull

Speed Kings
Andy Bull
Winner of the Cross Sports Biography of the Year Award 2016. Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In the 1930s, as the world hurtled...

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