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Soccer

  • Nearly Reach the Skyby Brian Williams

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    Success, failure, heroism, stupidity, talent, skulduggery … Upton Park has seen it all. If supporting his club for fifty years has taught Brian Williams one thing it?s that football fans definitely need a sense of humour – how else would they cope with the trials and tribulations that are part and parcel of cheering on their team? In this frank and... more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 19.00

    The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Brazil's total expenditures are thought to have been as much as $20 billion for the World Cup this summer and Qatar, which will be the site of the 2022 World Cup, is estimating that it will... more...

  • Handbook on the Economics of Professional Footballby J. Goddard; P. Sloane

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    In this comprehensive Handbook, John Goddard and Peter Sloane present a collection of analytical contributions by internationally regarded scholars in the field, which extensively examine the many economic challenges facing the world's most popular team sport. more...

  • American Soccerby Gregory G. Reck; Bruce Allen Dick

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    This narrative U.S. soccer's history and present-day status addresses the issues of socioeconomics. Emphasizing the differences between social classes in U.S. soccer past and present, as well as those between American soccer and international football, this work analyzes the role of class in American soccer's failure to carve out a more prominent... more...

  • Football and the FA Women?s Super Leagueby Carrie Dunn; Joanna Welford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Women's football is the fastest growing participation sport in the UK. This book critically explores women's elite football from a sociological perspective, analysing the growth, governance and impact of the FA Women's Super League from its inception onwards. more...

  • Why American Soccer Isn't There Yetby Shane Stay

    Meyer & Meyer 2014; US$ 13.00

    Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet analyzes the methods of Brazil, Spain, Holland?where the author has lived and played?and other similar nations, establishing a ground for a new vision in the approach to American soccer. The purpose is to establish a new insight into contemporary American soccer and restore faith in ground level observation of what... more...

  • To Chase a Dreamby Paul; Ted Gregory

    Meyer & Meyer 2014; US$ 13.00

    Winners of 8 national championships, Indiana University is to men's college soccer what University of North Carolina is to college basketball or University of Notre Dame is to college football. To Chase a Dream is the true story of one kid's near-impossible desire to play soccer at that national powerhouse, a kid who was told time after time that... more...

  • Pep Guardiolaby Miguel Angel Violán

    Meyer & Meyer 2014; US$ 13.00

    Pep Guardiola is, without a doubt, the most successful football coach and teacher of the last 10 years. He revolutionised FC Barcelona and formed a team that was one of the best in the history of the sport. Now he follows Jupp Heynckes as coach of Bayern Munich and faces the pivotal question: Will he be able to keep the team's quality or even improve... more...

  • The People's Gameby James Walvin

    Mainstream Publishing 2014; US$ 14.38

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, soccer was widely accepted as the most popular game in the western world. In the space of a few decades, it had become the best-supported team game in Britain, watched and played by more boys and men than any other sport. Yet here was a game with strong traditional folk roots and a history that stretched... more...

  • The Christmas Matchby Pehr Thermaenius

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 15.49

    After four months of intense fighting, the war in Flanders between German and British soldiers fell silent on Christmas Eve 1914. The soldiers started singing instead of shooting. On Christmas Day they came out of their trenches and met in No Man’s Land. Some chased rabbits. Some played football. This true story is about two footballers and soldiers,... more...