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Tommy's Honour - The Extraordinary Story of Golf's Founding Father and Son (Paperback): Kevin Cook Tommy's Honour - The Extraordinary Story of Golf's Founding Father and Son (Paperback)
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The definitive account of golf's founding father and son, Old and Young Tom Morris. For the first time, the two are portrayed as men of flesh and blood - heroic but also ambitious, loving but sometimes confused and angry. Two men from one household, with ambitions that made them devoted partners as well as ardent foes. Tommy's Honour is a compelling story of the two Tom Morrises, father and son, both supremely talented golfers but utterly different, constituting a record-breaking golfing dynasty that has never been known before or since. Father, Old Tom Morris, grew up a stone's throw away from golf's ancestral home at St Andrews, a whisky-fuelled caddie, a wonderful 19th century character who became an Open Champion three times before running the Royal & Ancient, then sole governing body of the game. His son, Young Tom, arguably an even more prodigious talent than his father, was a golfing genius, the Tiger Woods of his era, who at 17 became the youngest player, to this day, to win the Open Championship. He then went on to win it four times in a row, an unprecedented achievement. On one occasion, father and son fought it out at the last hole of the Championship before the son finally triumphed. But then came the pivotal day that would change their lives forever, the death of Young Tom's wife and unborn child. The cataclysmic events of that day eventually lead to Young Tom's tragic death, aged 24, with his father living on for another 20 years in deep remorse. So on the one hand, you have the story of one of the most influential figures in the history of golf, a pioneer in the birth of the modern game and of Scottish and Open Championship golf. And on the other hand - you have an extraordinary father-and-son story. It's for every son who ever competed with his father, and every father who has guided his son towards manhood, then found it hard to let go.

'We're Not Going to Wembley' - The Story of Sheffield United's 2018/19 Promotion Season (Paperback): Danny... 'We're Not Going to Wembley' - The Story of Sheffield United's 2018/19 Promotion Season (Paperback)
Danny Hall
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LeBron, Inc. - The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete (Paperback): Brian Windhorst LeBron, Inc. - The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete (Paperback)
Brian Windhorst
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Return of the King comes the story of LeBron James's incredible transformation from basketball star to sports and business mogul.

With eight straight trips to the NBA Finals, LeBron James has proven himself one of the greatest basketball players of all time. And like Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan before him, LeBron has also become a global brand and businessman who has altered the way professional athletes think about their value, maximize their leverage, and use their voice. LeBron, Inc. tells the story of James's journey down the path to becoming a billionaire sports icon - his successes, his failures, and the lessons both have taught him along the way.

With plenty of newsmaking tidbits about his rollercoaster last season in Cleveland and high-profile move to the Lakers, LeBron, Inc. shows how James has changed the way most elite athletes manage their careers, and how he launched a movement among his peers that may last decades beyond his playing days.

Arsenal Fc 2020 Desk Easel Calendar - Official Desk Easel Format Calendar (Calendar): Arsenal Fc 2020 Desk Easel Calendar - Official Desk Easel Format Calendar (Calendar)
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Fergie's Fledglings (Paperback): Fergie's Fledglings (Paperback)
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Steve Perryman (Hardcover): Steve Perryman Steve Perryman (Hardcover)
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The Official History of the ICC Cricket World Cup (Hardcover): Matthew Thacker The Official History of the ICC Cricket World Cup (Hardcover)
Matthew Thacker; Phil Walker, Reynolds Harman
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World Cup 1970-2018 - Panini Football Collections (English & Foreign language, Paperback): Panini World Cup 1970-2018 - Panini Football Collections (English & Foreign language, Paperback)
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Since 1970 a collection of Panini stickers has accompanied each FIFA World Cup, held every four years. Each Panini album is not just a practical guide to the various rounds of the tournament, but it also provides a valuable visual archive of all the teams and their memorable matches. The book tells the story of the World Cup through the faces of its stars. Three thousand champions spanning the last forty years - the famous and the not so famous, the worshipped and the not so worshipped - all of whom have shared a desire to give their very best and bring soccer glory to their own nations. For fans of statistics and trivia, the albums (always brought out before matches are played) have been rounded off with charts and tables of the results of that year. Text in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and Dutch.

Calcio - A History of Italian Football (Paperback, New Ed): John Foot Calcio - A History of Italian Football (Paperback, New Ed)
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The first history of Italian football to be written in English, `Calcio' is a mix of serious analysis and comic storytelling, with vivid descriptions of games, goals, dives, missed penalties, riots and scandals in the richest and toughest league in the world. `Calcio' tells the story of Italian football from its origins in the 1890's to the present day. It takes us through a history of great players and teams, of style, passion and success, but also of violence, cynicism, catenaccio tactics and corruption. We meet the personalities that have shaped this history - from the Italian heroes to the foreigners that failed, the model professionals to the mavericks. `Calcio' evokes the triumphs (the 1982 World Cup victory) and the tragedies (Meroni, the 'Italian George Best', killed by his number one fan), set against a backdrop of paranoia and intrigue, in a country where the referee is seen as corrupt until proven otherwise. Calcio is no longer a game. It is sometimes difficult to define it as a sport. It is certainly big business and a fanatical civic religion. There is no moral code here. Winners are always right, losers always wrong. This history of Italian football reveals all about the richest and toughest league in the world.

World Cup Legends Brazil (Book): World Cup Legends Brazil (Book)
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The Official Wolverhampton Wanderers Annual 2020 (Hardcover): Grange Communications Ltd The Official Wolverhampton Wanderers Annual 2020 (Hardcover)
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They Don't Teach This (Hardcover): Eniola Aluko They Don't Teach This (Hardcover)
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Discover this powerful memoir from one of Britain’s most inspiring women

**LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019**

First class honours law degree. 102 appearances for England women’s national football team. First female pundit on Match of the Day. UN Women UK ambassador. Guardian columnist.

All of these achievements belong to Eni Aluko, who, is keen to share her experiences, aiming to inspire readers to be the best possible versions of themselves. Aluko was appointed UN Women UK ambassador with a focus on promoting gender empowerment in 2016, and in October 2018 she was named by Marie Claire as one of ten Future Shapers Award Winners, recognising individuals who are changing women’s futures for the better. She is currently playing football for Juventus in Italy and writing a weekly column for the Guardian.

They Don’t Teach This steps beyond the realms of memoir to explore themes of dual nationality and identity, race and institutional prejudice, success, failure and faith. It is an inspiring manifesto to change the way readers and the future generation choose to view the challenges that come in their life applying life lessons with raw truths of Eni’s own personal experience.

Manchester City Fc: 125 Years in Pictures (Hardcover): Manchester City Manchester City Fc: 125 Years in Pictures (Hardcover)
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The Official West Ham United Annual 2020 (Hardcover): Grange Communications Ltd The Official West Ham United Annual 2020 (Hardcover)
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Numero 6 - Reliving a Historic Year Following Liverpool Football Club (Paperback): Josh Sexton Numero 6 - Reliving a Historic Year Following Liverpool Football Club (Paperback)
Josh Sexton
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In Our Blood: Conversations with Players, Heroes and Fans on Wigan Warriors (Paperback): Tom McCooey In Our Blood: Conversations with Players, Heroes and Fans on Wigan Warriors (Paperback)
Tom McCooey
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Manchester United Fc 2020 Desk Easel Calendar - Official Desk Easel Format Calendar (Calendar): Manchester United Fc 2020 Desk Easel Calendar - Official Desk Easel Format Calendar (Calendar)
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Beast (Paperback): Tendai Mtawarira, Andy Capostagno Beast (Paperback)
Tendai Mtawarira, Andy Capostagno
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Tendai Mtawarira is known throughout the rugby world simply as Beast. Or, more often than not, ‘Beeeaaassssttt!’, as crowds from Durban to London, Buenos Aires to Auckland cry whenever he gets the ball. In 2018 he became the most capped prop in Springbok history, earning his 100th Test cap for the Springboks, and in 2019 he became the most capped Super Rugby player in South Africa.

Due to play in his third World Cup in September 2019, Beast has been in a winning series against the British and Irish Lions, contested two Super Rugby finals and won three Currie Cups with his beloved Sharks. Along the way, he has been moved from back row to front row, bullied by xenophobic politicians and undergone three bouts of heart surgery.

Beast is the story of how a humble man from Zimbabwe has become a rugby icon.

Rugby's Strangest Matches (Hardcover, New Edition): John Griffiths Rugby's Strangest Matches (Hardcover, New Edition)
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This brand new edition, redesigned in hardback for 2019, makes the perfect gift for the rugby obsessive in your life.

Rugby fans will delight in this astonishing collection of outlandish stories from the past 150 years of the game. Here you'll find, among many other curious events, the Irish international who arranged his marriage in order to play against England, the team of top soccer players who beat their rugby counterparts at their own game, the day the entire Wales team was sent off, and when in an astonishing turn of events underdog Japan trimphed and beat South Africa (and who doesn't love an underdog).

The tales in this book are bizarre, fascinating, and, most importantly, true.

Billy Mcneill - In Praise of Caesar (Paperback): Alex Gordon Billy Mcneill - In Praise of Caesar (Paperback)
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Willie Watson - A Biography of England's Most Successful Double International (Hardcover): Frank Garrick Willie Watson - A Biography of England's Most Successful Double International (Hardcover)
Frank Garrick
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Willie Watson was one of the twelve players to have represented England at both cricket and football, and while CB Fry is probably the best known, Watson was by far the most successful. He played four times for the football team as an attacking right half and 23 times for the cricket team as an elegant left-hand batsman. It was as a cricketer that Watson enjoyed his finest hour, sharing a fifth wicket stand with Trevor 'barnacle' Bailey that occupied most of the last day of the Lord's Test of 1953, and foiled what had seemed a certain Australian victory. The duo's epic defiance effectively enabled England to regain the Ashes - for the first time in more than 20 years - when they won the fifth Test at The Oval. Watson had played football for England against Ireland in 1949 (a game which England won 9-2), and also against Italy, Wales and Yugoslavia. In the latter game England manager Walter Winterbottom, told him to play defensively, totally against his natural style, and he was not a success. Watson never played football for England again, though he was a member of England's World Cup squad that went to Brazil in 1950 and lost to the USA. His international cricket career, however, proved longer lasting. Willie Watson born in Barnsley, was the second son of another Willie Watson, the left-half for Huddersfield Town and a member of their winning Cup Final side in 1922. At 16 the young Willie signed as an amateur with Huddersfield Town and the next year became a full-time professional. Meanwhile, his efforts with the bat came to the notice of Yorkshire and n 1939 he made his debut for them. He was transferred in 1946 to Sunderland for a fee of GBP8,000. Previously an inside forward, he became a wing-half to make room for Len Shackleton and Ivor Broadis. Watson made his Test debut against South Africa in 1951, leaving Yorkshire seven years later to captain Leicestershire. A Test selector from 1962, he retired as a player in 1964. In his first-class career he scored 25,670 runs, making 55 centuries. In the mid-1950s he was player-manager of Halifax Town, a post to which he returned (though no longer as a player) in 1964. In 1966 he became manager of Bradford City, taking them to the top four of Division Four, before resigning two years later. Watson then went to South Africa where he was manager of the Wanderers club in Johannesburg, although he was always keen to join the various reunions of England players. In 1986 he was made an honorary life member of Yorkshire. He died in 2004.

The Barefoot Coach - Life-Changing Insights From Coaching The World's Best Cricketers (Paperback): Paddy Upton The Barefoot Coach - Life-Changing Insights From Coaching The World's Best Cricketers (Paperback)
Paddy Upton
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In 2008, a few days after being selected to coach the Indian cricket team, local cricketing legend Gary Kirsten and South African ‘mental conditioning’ coach Paddy Upton set themselves the goal of winning the World Cup in 2011 and making Team India the number one Test team in the world. Three years and countless sessions of innovative and creative coaching later, the team achieved these goals—and more.

Paddy’s journey began much earlier, in his native Cape Town, and included working with the South African team as the cricket world’s first fitness trainer. He transitioned to mental coaching in professional sport, and in 2012 became head coach of the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Since then, he has coached five teams in thirteen seasons across three of the world’s premier T20 leagues.

The Barefoot Coach is packed with Paddy’s out-of-the-box thinking and illuminating anecdotes on winning, preparation and failure. Behind-the-field snapshots of candour and courage, fascinating breakaways into endurance sport and surfing expand the horizon of learning and experience. Inspiring and unusual in its approach to coaching, this is a must read for everyone who wishes to enhance their performance, and their lives.

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Winter Colours - Changing Seasons in World Rugby (Paperback): Donald McRae Winter Colours - Changing Seasons in World Rugby (Paperback)
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Rugby is a sport that means different things to different people around the world. So when award-winning writer Donald McRae set off to take the pulse of the sport soon after the dawn of the professional era, he began to build a portrait of the game that highlighted the contrasts between nations, who may have been united in their love for rugby, but who saw it in very different ways. Featuring in-depth interviews with a range of great players from around the world, including Sean Fitzpatrick, Francois Pienaar and Lawrence Dallaglio among others, Winter Coloursis a compelling account of the culture of rugby as seen by its biggest stars - men who also hold dear the sport's very traditions that make it so special. This is a remarkable piece of writing and is sure to be of interest to all who follow the sport at any level.

Arthur Milton - Last of the Double Internationals (Hardcover): Mike Vockins Arthur Milton - Last of the Double Internationals (Hardcover)
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Arthur Milton was surely the last of that rare breed - a man good enough to play cricket and football for England. Twelve have had that rare distinction but the all-year-round nature of both sports makes it impossible that the feat will happen again. Arthur had played 12 games for Arsenal when he was called up to play against Austria in 1951 because two legends, Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney, were unavailable. He decided to concentrate on cricket at the relatively young age of 29 in 1955 and Arsenal sold him to his home town club, Bristol City, for whom he made 14 appearances. He had played 84 times for Arsenal, scoring 21 times. Although he had been picked as 12th man for the series against Australia in 1953 (and again against South Africa in 1955) he did not play his first Test until 1958. Coincidentally, he opened the innings against New Zealand at Headingley with Mike Smith, who was a double rugby and cricket England international. Milton scored 104 not out. That performance put him in the squad to visit Australia. He finished his six-Test career with 204 runs at 25.50. He was more at home playing for Gloucestershire, which he did from 1948 until 1974. He finished with more than 32,000 runs and 56 hundreds in first-class cricket. He was also outstanding in the field with 758 catches. In retirement he became a postman in Bristol and later a paper boy because he still wanted to cycle over the Downs in Bristol in the early morning. He received an honorary MA from Bristol University and could ask with a chuckle how many universities gave a degree to someone who delivered their papers! He asked former Worcestershire secretary Mike Vockins to work on the book with him but sadly died midway through the project. Mike finished the book by speaking to many of the people who Arthur met in his long and distinguished career. As well as being a prominent figure in the world of cricket, having managed England A tours to Australia and Pakistan, Mike Vockins is Rural Dean of Ledbury and as a Prebendary of Hereford Cathedral. He is also a member of the ECB's Major Match Group responsible for recommending the allocation of Test Matches, One-Day Internationals and the finals of domestic competitions. He lives with his wife Eileen on the north western slopes of the Malvern Hills in a cottage in which Sir Edward Elgar composed The Dream of Gerontius.

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