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  • Scoring for Britainby Peter J. Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This work studies the links between international football and politics in Britain between 1900 and 1939. It shows how the British government saw sport as an instrument of policy and cultural propaganda. more...

  • The Future of Footballby Jon Garland; Dominic Malcolm; Mike Rowe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    World football has undergone unprecedented change over the past decade. On the field, the richest European clubs have retained their pre-eminence, but with multinational playing squads backed up by global marketing industries. Club ownership rests increasingly with impersonal shareholders, rather than local business figures. Domestic and international... more...

  • Barcaby Jimmy Burns

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    Founded in 1898, FC Barcelona or Barça, is the world's biggest and best-loved football club. Barça has more than 500 local fan clubs spread across the world, while its championship matches attract a global TV audience. Former players include such legendary figures as Kubala, Maradona, Cruyff, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Lineker, and Barça has been managed... more...

  • El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madridby Richard Fitzpatrick

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Real Madrid versus Barcelona is regarded by many as the most captivating fixture in world football. But it is not only the on-pitch battles that have forged their rivalry. From General Franco and bloody civil war to the Catalan city of Barcelona's lukewarm reaction to Spain's recent World Cup and European Championship triumphs, bitterness is never... more...

  • Hatters, Railwaymen and Knittersby Daniel Gray

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Daniel Gray is about to turn thirty. Like any sane person, his response is to travel to Luton, Crewe and Hinckley. After a decade's exile in Scotland, he sets out to reacquaint himself with England via what he considers its greatest asset: football. Watching teams from the Championship (or Division Two as any right-minded person calls it) to the South... more...

  • Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?by Paul Simpson; Uli Hesse

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.24

    Published in time for the 2014 World Cup, the ultimate collection of soccer?s greatest lore and legends, illustrated with 100 black-and-white photos, by two of the world?s most knowledgeable soccer journalists. Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? is a rollicking ride through soccer history that will surprise and delight fans old and new. Veteran soccer... more...

  • Cropsby Alex Cropley; Tom Wright; Andy Gray; Pat Stanton

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 22.99

    A nippy sweetie, he was always moaning, but that is often the sign of a great player - a real determination to succeed and a refusal to settle for second best. PAT STANTONI used to flinch when Studs wound up for a challenge and he feared no one as he sometimes threw his whole body into a tackle. That meant we also spent too much time together in the... more...

  • Life with Sir Alexby Will Tidey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    This is the story of one of the most successful football clubs in history under one of the greatest football managers of our time. But it is also a book about what it has meant to be a Manchester United supporter during the remarkable 25-year reign of Sir Alex Ferguson. The book begins in the winter of 1986 - when Sir Alex found himself in charge... more...

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Football But Were too Afraid to Askby Iain Macintosh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Football But Were too Afraid to Ask explains the often-baffling laws of modern sport in a light-hearted and easy-to-understand way to the new fan/spectator or the 'sport widow'. This is a witty, whimsical guide to the rules, tactics, competitions and etiquette of modern football, as if written by a very... more...

  • Kissing the Badgeby Phil Ascough

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Two decades of Premier League football have brought glitz and glamour, wonder-goals and WAGs, billionaires and bail-outs - but how much do you remember? Whether you're a die-hard fan or a cosseted member of the prawn-sandwich brigade, Kissing the Badge will test your football knowledge and refresh your memory of the heroes and zeroes, the one-season... more...