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Soccer

  • The Romford Peléby Ray Parlour; Arsène Wenger

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    The Trophies ? The Tuesday Club ? The Prawn Crackers ? Marc Overmars may have given him the nickname, but the Romford Pele is a legend in his own right. Over 16 action-packed years, from a trainee scrubbing the boots of the first XI, to a record-breaking 333 Premier League appearances, Ray Parlour?s never-say-die performances, curly locks... more...

  • The Periodic Table of FOOTBALLby Nick Holt

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.09

    You can never take what you love too seriously and The Periodic Table of Football celebrates this fact. Welcome to The Periodic Table of Football. Instead of hydrogen to helium, here you?ll find Pelé to Sepp Blatter ? 108 elements from the football pantheon arranged by their properties and behaviour on and off the pitch. This expert guide and accompanying... more...

  • Four Lionsby Colin Schindler; Colin Shindler

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.57

    Colin Schindler explores the changing sporting and cultural landscape of Britain through the careers of four iconic football captains: Wright, Moore, Lineker and Beckham. more...

  • Soccermaticsby David Sumpter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Football ? the most mathematical of sports. From shot statistics and league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial strategy, the modern game is filled with numbers, patterns and shapes. How do we make sense of them? The answer lies in the mathematical models applied in biology, physics and economics. Soccermatics brings football and... more...

  • American Hucksterby Mary Papenfuss; Teri Thompson

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    The first inside account of the international soccer scandal that rocked the world and the American at its center?the incredible story of how a stay-at-home New York soccer dad illegally made millions off the world?s most powerful and corrupt sports organization and became an unlikely FBI whistleblower. He was the middle-class Jewish kid from Queens... 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...

  • The Boys of ?66 - The Unseen Story Behind England?s World Cup Gloryby John Rowlinson

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 28.19

    Wembley, 30 July 1966? Geoff Hurst completes his hat trick? England are the World Cup champions. Everyone knows how the story ends, but how did it begin? How did Alf Ramsey assemble an England team to win the trophy for the first, and so far only time? The choice of the final eleven was far from straightforward: in just over three years Ramsey selected... more...

  • Advances in Coach Education and Developmentby Wayne Allison; Andrew Abraham; Andy Cale

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    This book highlights the latest advances in coach education and development through collaborative research co-ordinated by the English Football Association, the only national governing body of sport to run a coaching research programme. Advances in Coach Education and Development presents the first set of studies generated by this programme that... more...

  • Exploring the cultural, ideological and economic legacies of Euro 2012by Peter Kennedy; Christos Kassimeris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    European National football came together in the summer of 2012 for the 14 th occasion. This book sets out to examine the enduring social tensions between supporters and authorities, as well as those between local, national and European identities, which formed the backdrop to the 14 th staging of the European National football tournament, Euro2012.... more...