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Football

  • Fifty Years of Hurtby Henry Winter

    Transworld 2016; US$ 28.19

    'England invented football, codified it, became champions of the world in 1966 but humiliatingly then forgot how to play the greatest game of all. England took their eye off a ball they arrogantly thought they owned, allowing other nations to run off with it.' It has been Fifty Years of Hurt since Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup trophy at Wembley,... more...

  • Quiet Leadershipby Carlo Ancelotti

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 23.96

    Carlo Ancelotti is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Quiet... more...

  • The Jimmy Hill Storyby Jimmy Hill

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; Not Available

    'In many ways Jimmy Hill was football. He was a true great of the game.' - Greg Dyke, Chairman of the Football Association Jimmy Hill died on 19th December 2015 but very much remains a household name. Renowned for his outspoken views, recognised the world over by his famous profile, only he saw football from every side: as player, coach, manager,... more...

  • Fair Playby Cyd Zeigler

    Akashic Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Cyd Zeigler tells the story of how sports have been radically transformed for LGBT athletes in the past four years, for Dave Zirin's Edge of Sports imprint. more...

  • Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fameby David Thomas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    Troy Aikman. Emmitt Smith. Michael Irvin. Tom Landry. The names are easily recognizable as Dallas Cowboys, and their legacies are on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They are among the twenty-two Cowboys in the Hall, and all of their stories are finally brought together in this book. Cowboy fans will enjoy reading about their favorite players?... more...

  • King Power: Leicester City?s Remarkable Seasonby Richard III

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 17.99

    I had a hunch we?d be champions! The most unlikely story in the history of sport, told by our greatest football writer more...

  • The Straight Dope Updated Editionby Chip Le Grand

    Melbourne University Publishing 2016; Not Available

    The greatest drugs scandal in Australian sport goes well beyond who took what. What happened at Essendon, what happened at Cronulla, is only part of the story. From the basement office of a suburban football club to the seedy corners of Peptide Alley to the polished corridors of Parliament House, The Straight Dope is an inside account of the politics,... more...

  • Mavericks, Money, and Menby Charles Ross

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    The American Football League, established in 1960, was innovative both in its commitment to finding talented, overlooked players?particularly those who played for historically black colleges and universities?and in the decision by team owners to share television revenues.  In Mavericks, Money and Men, football historian Charles Ross chronicles... more...

  • Soccer in Brazilby Martin Curi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    No other national stereotype in the world is so closely tied with a sport, as Brazil is with football. The five-time world champions have constructed their national identity around this sport. Perhaps for this reason it?s no wonder that there are many Brazilian social scientists doing research on this theme. The first part of this volume is dedicated... more...

  • Soccer in the Middle Eastby Alon Raab; Issam Khalidi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    Soccer is a vital part of the Middle East?s cultural and political fabric, most recently demonstrated by the way the recent successes of the Iraqi national team suggested possibilities of unity and solidarity. This edited collection explores the multifaceted connections between soccer and society in the Middle East. It examines the broader social... more...