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The Book of Rugby Disasters & Bizarre Records

by Fran Cotton & Chris Rhys

<p>Thoughts of disaster have flashed across the mind of every rugby player at some stage in his playing career - whether as a full-back standing in terror beneath a 'garryowen' or as a young prop facing the chilling smile of a seasoned ...

ISBN: 9781782813736

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The Book of Snooker Disasters & Bizarre Records

by Chris Rhys

<p>Snooker is a game of precision. Under the gaze of television cameras and with thousands of pounds at stake the professionals might claim to perform under demanding conditions. A spot of chalk on the cue ball may be the difference between the ...

ISBN: 9781782813743

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The Boot Room Boys

The Unseen Story of Anfield's Conquering Heroes

by Peter Hooton

<p><strong>Picture this: Saturday afternoons at Anfield, orange match balls, passionate terraces, a sea of red and Liverpool FC rules the world.</strong></p> <p>The Boot Room story starts in 1959 when Bill Shankly arrived and converted a 12 x ...

ISBN: 9780753552285

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The Boy in Brazil

Living, Loving and Learning in the Land of Football

by Seth Burkett

<p>When Seth Burkett travelled to Brazil for a youth tournament with his local team Stamford, he was stunned by what happened next. Spotted by a scout, he accepted an offer to join Sorriso Esporte Clube in the central state of Mato Grosso and ...

ISBN: 9780857194275

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The Boys of ’66 - The Unseen Story Behind England’s World Cup Glory

by John Rowlinson

<p>Wembley, 30 July 1966… Geoff Hurst completes his hat trick… England are the World Cup champions.</p> <p>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

ISBN: 9780753551868

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The Bradman Albums

by Donald Bradman

Sport is such an important part of our national identity that is hardly possible that a sportsperson can come along and transcend the sport they play. But it does happen hellip; every generation or so, someone comes along with skills so finely ...

ISBN: 9781742573458

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The Bradman Museum's World of Cricket

by Mike Coward

A stunning visual celebration of cricket featuring photographs from three of the world's greatest sports photographers as well as Don Bradman's personal collection of 35 -mm slides, along with his typed commentary, all woven seamlessly together ...

ISBN: 9781760111946

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The Cambridge Companion to Cricket

by Anthony Bateman & Jeffrey Hill

<p>Few other team sports can equal the global reach of cricket. Rich in history and tradition, it is both quintessentially English and expansively international, a game that has evolved and changed dramatically in recent times. Demonstrating how

ISBN: 9781107485259

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The Cambridge Companion to Football

by Dr Rob Steen, Dr Jed Novick & Dr Huw Richards

<p>Football is the world's most popular sport. It is a cultural phenomenon and a global media spectacle. For its billions of fans, it serves as a common language. But where does its enduring popularity come from? Featuring essays from prominent ...

ISBN: 9781107423961

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The Captain Myth

The Ryder Cup and Sport’s Great Leadership Delusion

by Richard Gillis

<p>The War on the Shore, the Battle of Brookline, the Miracle of Medinah: the Ryder Cup is golf's – and arguably one of international sport's – most intense, high-profile tournaments. Two teams tussle through 28 matches over three days for no ...

ISBN: 9781472907813

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The Classic Guide to Cricket

by W. G. Grace

<p>Often described as the greatest cricketer of all time, W. G. Grace started his long career in 1865, and is said to have revolutionised the sport. The last two decades before the First World War have been called the ‘Golden Age of Cricket’, ...

ISBN: 9781445640716

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The Classic Guide to Football

by C W Alcock

<p>The beautiful game as we know it today was founded at the end of the nineteenth century. The history of football as a sport in England can be traced back to at least the eighth century, but the laws of the modern game were first standardised ...

ISBN: 9781445640266

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The Complete Rugby Union Compendium

by Keith Young

<p>Detailing every Test match ever played by the top ten international teams (Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales) as well as histories and head-to-head statistics for the second ...

ISBN: 9780857903266

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The Country of Football

Politics, Popular Culture, and the Beautiful Game in Brazil

by Paulo Fontes & Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda

<p>Brazil has done much to shape football/soccer, but how has soccer shaped Brazil? Despite the political and social importance of the beautiful game to the country, the subject has hitherto received little attention. This book presents ...

ISBN: 9781849045032

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The Crazy Gang

by Dave Bassett & Wally Downes

<p>'If we can sell Newcastle Brown to Japan, and if Wimbledon can make it to the First Division, there is surely no achievement beyond our reach.' Margaret Thatcher</p> <p>The Crazy Gang is the story of a football miracle. Promoted to the ...

ISBN: 9781473526907

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The Cricketer Book of Cricket Eccentrics and Eccentric Behaviour

by Christopher Martin-Jenkins

<p>Long out of print, the late Christopher Martin-Jenkins’ humorous book The Cricketer Book of Eccentric Behaviour and Cricket Eccentric Eccentrics is at last available as an ebook. A noted cricket commentator, Editor of The Cricketer from 1980 ...

ISBN: 9781782816034

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The Damned United

by David Peace & Mr Anders Lustgarten

<p><em>When Don Revie took over this club, Leeds were a rugby league town. No interest in football. Gates under 10,000. We'd never won a thing. He built one of the great clubs of English football, one of the great teams of English football, from

ISBN: 9781350005150

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The Deal

Inside the World of a Super-Agent

by Jon Smith

ISBN: 9781472123022

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The Deal

Inside the World of a Super-Agent

by Jon Smith

<p>'Excellent . . . an in-depth excavation of the murky and mysterious world of football business. Smith's candid and often shocking book reveals the true workings of football business that take into account things few of us even could even ...

ISBN: 9781472123046

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The Death and Life of Australian Soccer

by Joe Gorman

In <i>The Death and Life of Australian Soccer</i>, Joe Gorman chronicles the rise and fall of Australia's first national football competition. Drawing on archival research and numerous interviews, he reveals the sport's vibrant multicultural ...

ISBN: 9780702259685

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