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York City - The Complete Record 1922-2008 (Paperback): David Batters York City - The Complete Record 1922-2008 (Paperback)
David Batters
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a season by season record, including every line up plus details of the war years. It offers pen portraits of the club's top players and profiles of York City's managers over the years and much more. It is a must read for any York City fan! This is the detailed story and comprehensive history of York City Football Club since its formation in 1922 illustrated with pictures many from archives. It looks at the early pioneering days in the Midland League and election to the Football League in 1929. It covers seventy-five years proud membership of the Football League, including two seasons in the second tier of English football in the mid 1970s. They had six promotion successes including the winning of the Fourth Division Championship in 1983-84 when they became the first Football League club to reach 100 points. In 1992-93 they made their first appearance at Wembley when they won promotion via the Play-offs. The club's many Cup giant-killing exploits over the years with appearances in the quarter and semi-finals of the FA Cup are also fully chronicled. In 1937-38 they reached the sixth round of the competition and 17 years later became the first Third Division side to reach an FA Cup semi-final replay. In the 1980s they twice reached the fifth round of the competition beating Arsenal and having four memorable tilts against Liverpool. In the 1990s in the Football League Cup they defeated Manchester United and Everton. It offers appearance records and a look back at memorable matches together with many other facts and figures.

Leyton Orient - The Official Quiz Book 1881-2012 (Paperback): Neilson N Kaufman Leyton Orient - The Official Quiz Book 1881-2012 (Paperback)
Neilson N Kaufman
R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a book guaranteed to provide hours of fun for Leyton Orient's loyal fans. Containing over 1,300 challenging questions, "Leyton Orient The Official Quiz Book" will test the memory of all O's fans with sections covering every aspect of the club's history. Some of the questions being fairly easy, and some a little more difficult, but all done with the purpose of enlightening all O's and footballing fans around the world about our grand history and important events. It also covers many of the players and officials over the years right down to today when we all look to the Gaffer, Russell Slade and his boys taking O's up the League. As informative as it is entertaining, this book is guaranteed to provide hours of fun for Leyton Orient's loyal fans.

Hall of Fame - Norwich's All Time Greats (Paperback): Allan Kemp Hall of Fame - Norwich's All Time Greats (Paperback)
Allan Kemp
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a complete history of Norwich City, including facts, figures, highs and lows and a short biography on each personality. It is a must read for all Norwich supporters that appreciate those whose time at Norwich have done so much to shape a brilliant club. "Hall of Fame - Norwich's All Time Greats" looks at some fascinating facts and figures about the Hall of Fame in general before examining each personality in more detail though a short biography. The biographies look at each characters career, focusing specifically on their achievements, their records and their memorable moments with Norwich City illustrating just why Canary supporters hold them in such great esteem. Written in chronological order it takes you on a journey through the complete history of Norwich City, reliving the many successes and also the lows, through the 'Famers' involved in that era.

Hartlepool United - The Complete Record (Paperback): Malcolm Errington Hartlepool United - The Complete Record (Paperback)
Malcolm Errington
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the ultimate guide to Hartlepool United featuring over 400 photographs of teams and players, many of which have never previously been published. It contains full match stats, player profiles and a year-on-year look at Hartlepool. It is a must-have for all Hartlepool United fans. "Hartlepool United: The Complete Record" is the definitive record of the club since its formation in 1908. Written by Malcolm Errington the book covers every aspect of Hartlepool United's history from the early days of the North Eastern League through to membership of the Football League to the present day. The book details the history of a unique football club who survived not only wartime bombardments but also a record 14 re-election applications to continue its unbroken membership of the Football League since 1922. Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many never previously published, support the text and provide an insight into the evolution of the club. Every Football League season is covered with match details including teams and substitutes where applicable. A personal and career biography of all 41 managers is included along with similar details of prominent players. A detailed commentary is included from the foundation of the club in 1908 as a member of the North Eastern League through to membership of the Football League Division 3 North in 1922 and the resulting rollercoaster ride through to the Second World War when the club was forced to withdraw from wartime football due to prevailing circumstances.

Brazil Futebol - Football to the Rhythm of the Samba Beat (Hardcover): Keir Radnedge Brazil Futebol - Football to the Rhythm of the Samba Beat (Hardcover)
Keir Radnedge 1
R410 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R119 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There is no question that the spiritual home of football is Brazil, five-time FIFA World Cup winners and the hosts of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Brazil Futebol captures the essence of the world's premier football nation and tells the story of more than a century of footballing passion. Starting in the 1870s when the Scottish expatriate Thomas Donohue first introduced the game to the native Brazilians, it recounts the unprecedented success of the national team, building to their debut World Cup triumph in 1958 and beyond, detailing all the most famous players and moments. But Brazil Futebol is not just about the storied triumphs of the professional ranks. The book is as much a commentary on the game in Brazil. Football is the country's heartbeat; entire cities grind to a halt when the national team plays; thousands travel to each World Cup, often dressed extravagantly and always dancing to the samba beat; and local rivalries between supporters of the leading club sides are fierce. Football is a way of life. Brazilians routinely refer to their nation as o Pais do Futebol ("the Country of Football") and with good reason. From the centre of Rio to the countryside, the favelas (slums), parks, and beaches are a hive of informal kickabouts from morning till night, with players seeking to emulate their idols. The World Cup will now return to Brazil in 2014 for the first time in over 60 years and the eyes of the world will be on it. Brazil Futebol, a celebration of o Pais do Futebol in all its forms, will be the perfect companion.

Anything is Possible - Inspirational lessons from the England manager (Hardcover): Gareth Southgate Anything is Possible - Inspirational lessons from the England manager (Hardcover)
Gareth Southgate
R405 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R81 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

THE PERFECT EURO 2020 READ from the manager who took England to their first major final in 55 years 'Fantastic ... I've told my son Noah, aged 11, you have to read this ... I can't tell you how much I loved it because it talks about confidence, and I struggled with confidence' CHRIS EVANS 'I loved this - full of wonderful advice I can't wait to share with my children.' HOLLY WILLOUGHBY 'Never puts a word wrong. Isn't Gareth Southgate simply the most inspiring leader in England?' KRISHNAN GURU-MURTHY 'Gareth Southgate sticks out a mile in public life because he is thoughtful, intelligent, generous, courageous and humane.' SATHNAM SANGHERA England manager Gareth Southgate has spent his career inspiring young people to think positively and reach their best, from the England men's and Under-21 team to his work with the Prince's Trust. ____________________ YOU have the potential to make ANYTHING POSSIBLE. In this hugely positive and helpful book for readers aged 12 and up, Gareth gives YOU the tools to be confident, resilient and to overcome your own challenges for your exciting journey ahead, wherever it takes you. BE BRAVE Bravery is not just the kind of heroic act that earns a medal. It's the quality we need to step out of our comfort zones and take on new challenges. BE KIND A force for good that comes from the heart, kindness changes lives. It opens up opportunities and can be our greatest strength. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS We all have a story to tell in life. It's down to us what it will be about. So, let's begin writing YOUR STORY - and make it one that truly shines. ____________________ 'Inspirational and honest - just like the man himself.' BEAR GRYLLS 'An inspirational book' THE SUN 'It really is a great book ... lots of really nice tips for confidence, staying strong, glass-half-full mentality, what makes a good team' CHRIS MOYLES 'I feel that the lessons you're sharing, the wisdom that you're sharing, has relevance for all of us, whether football fans or non-football fans. And that's because these are some quite core lessons for life' DR RANGAN CHATTERJEE 'Southgate's analytical mind is stamped across the pages of the book; his meticulousness, his love of clarity and process. He offers tips and life lessons - focus on what you can control, do not compare yourself with others, dare to try even if it means slipping up. The tone is easy, upbeat and the messages are drummed home gently, always linking to one another ... what shines through is the warmth and inclusivity of his leadership style.' THE GUARDIAN

Moments, Metaphors, Memories - Defining Events in the History of Soccer (Hardcover): Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Souvik Naha Moments, Metaphors, Memories - Defining Events in the History of Soccer (Hardcover)
Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Souvik Naha
R3,069 Discovery Miles 30 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As the most popular mass spectator sport across the world, soccer generates key moments of significance on and off the field, encapsulated in events that create metaphors and memories, with wider social, cultural, psychological, political, commercial and aesthetic implications. Since its inception as a modern game, the history of soccer has been replete with events that have changed the organization, meanings and impact of the sport. The passage from the club to the nation or from the local to the global often opens up transnational spaces that provide a context for studying the events that have 'defined' the sport and its followers. Such defining events can include sporting performances, decisions taken by various stakeholders of the game, accidents and violence among players and fans, and invention of supporter cultures, among other things. The present volume attempts to document, identify and analyse some of the defining events in the history of soccer from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. It revisits the discourses of signification and memorialization of such events that have influenced society, culture, politics, religion, and commerce. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Soccer & Society.

Science and Football - Proceedings of the first World Congress of Science and Football, Liverpool, 13-17th April 1987... Science and Football - Proceedings of the first World Congress of Science and Football, Liverpool, 13-17th April 1987 (Hardcover)
Tom Reilly, Adrian Lees, Keith Davids, W. J. Murphy
R5,049 Discovery Miles 50 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1988, this book contains edited and revised papers presented at the first World Congress of Science and Football. Held under the auspices of the International Council of Sport, Science, and Physical Education, the Congress was a unique gathering of international scientists researching into football and practitioners professionally involved in the many football codes. American football, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules, Gaelic football and national variations of these games are all covered in depth, in both amateur and professional systems. Nutrition, biomechanics, equipment, physiology, sociology, psychology, coaching, management, training, tactics, strategy are among the main subject areas the contributors cover. With over 22 countries represented and with players, managers and coaches involved as well as academics the book represents a truly international, comprehensive and practical picture of contemporary football.

Pride - The Inside Story of Derby County in the 21st Century (Hardcover): Ryan Hills Pride - The Inside Story of Derby County in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Ryan Hills
R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Pride: The Inside Story of Derby County in the 21st Century is the fascinating story of one of Britain's most tumultuous football teams, as told by the people at the heart of the club. Ryan Hills gained exclusive access to almost 50 former players, managers and board members to bring you the Rams' modern history. The move to Pride Park in 1997 was supposed to mark an exciting new chapter for the club. But despite initial success, things started to go wrong. Relegation from the Premier League caused huge financial strife, leading to the arrest of three board members. On the pitch, a single promotion brought the worst season in Derby's history and a 362-day wait for a win. Since that fateful season, the club have been on a cyclical and so far fruitless mission to return to the Premier League, while dressing-room turmoil, car crashes and a man named Bobby have stood in their way. Pride gives you the inside track on a football club that refuses to accept obscurity, as revealed by those who know it best.

Women's Football in the UK - Continuing with Gender Analyses (Hardcover): Jayne Caudwell Women's Football in the UK - Continuing with Gender Analyses (Hardcover)
Jayne Caudwell
R3,061 Discovery Miles 30 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines the complex ways in which girls and women experience football cultures in Britain. It extends current debate surrounding women and football (namely, how gender has functioned to shape women 's experiences of playing the game), by focusing on organisational, administrative and coaching practices, alongside the particular issues surrounding sexuality, ethnicity and disability (not only gender).

The book analyses football and gender to reveal the subtle forms of discrimination that persist. It is important to highlight the many challenges and transformations made by girls and women but more importantly to consider the ways power continues to operate to devalue and undermine girls and women involved in the game. The UK-based authors make use of their recent research findings to offer critical debate on girls and women 's current experiences of British football cultures. Overall the book reveals the present day complexities of marginalisation and exclusion.

This book was published as a special issue of Sport and Society.

Governance, Citizenship and the New European Football Championships - The European Spectacle (Hardcover): Wolfram Manzenreiter,... Governance, Citizenship and the New European Football Championships - The European Spectacle (Hardcover)
Wolfram Manzenreiter, Georg Spitaler
R3,065 Discovery Miles 30 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Over the past decade, European football has seen tremendous changes impacting upon its international framework as well as local traditions and national institutions. Processes of Europeanization in the fields of economy and politics provided the background for transformations of the production and consumption of football on a transnational scale. In the course of such rearrangements, football tournaments like the UEFA Championship or the European Champions League turned into mega-events and media spectacles attracting ever-growing audiences. The experience of participating in these events offers some of the very few occasions for the display and embodiment of identities within a European context. This volume takes the 2008 EUROs hosted by Austria and Switzerland as a case study to analyze the political and cultural significance of the tournament from a multidisciplinary angle. What are the special features and spatial arrangements of a UEFAesque Europe, in comparison to alternative possibilities of a Europe? Situating the sport tournament between interpretations of collective European ritual and European spectacle, the key research question will ask what kind of Europe was represented in the cultural, political and economic manifestations of the 2008 EUROs. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Marcelo Bielsa vs The Damned United - The Extraordinary Story of a Club Reborn (Hardcover): Rocco Dean Marcelo Bielsa vs The Damned United - The Extraordinary Story of a Club Reborn (Hardcover)
Rocco Dean
R443 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Marcelo Bielsa vs The Damned United is a fan's account of two extraordinary seasons at Leeds United, which culminated in the club's return to the Premier League after a 16-year exile. Bielsa, one of the most revered managers in world football, quickly transformed a mediocre group of players into would-be title winners and raced to the top of the Championship.But his biggest foe was the very club he had come to save, a club where controversy and calamity are never far away. The controversial 'Spygate' saga derailed the seasonand the team collapsed at the finish line in heartbreaking and calamitous fashion. The following season Bielsa faced more controversy, more chaos, and just as his team reached the finish line again, along came a global pandemic.This book captures the essence of a unique football genius, and the trials and tribulations of a long-suffering fan base - in love with their manager, electrified by his football and often deranged by a rollercoaster two-year promotion race.

Inverting the Pyramid - The History of Football Tactics (Paperback): Jonathan Wilson Inverting the Pyramid - The History of Football Tactics (Paperback)
Jonathan Wilson 1
R270 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'One of the most revelatory sports books of the year' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'Masterful ... it could be the best thing to have happened to English football in years' TIME OUT 'Gloriously readable, eccentric and informative' METRO In Inverting the Pyramid, Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the finer details of the world's game, tracing the global history of tactics, from modern pioneers right back to the beginning when chaos reigned. Along the way, he looks at the lives of great players and thinkers who shaped the sport and probes why the English, in particular, have 'proved themselves unwilling to grapple with the abstract'. This tenth-anniversary edition of a footballing modern classic has been fully updated to include the development of gegenpressing as pioneered by German coaches such as Ralf Rangnick and Jurgen Klopp, and its subsequent influence on the world game. It also analyses the tactical evolution of Pep Guardiola, the increasing alternatives to possession-based football and the changing role of the goalkeeper, as well as investigating the trend of full-backs developing into midfielders and the consequent return of three at the back.

From Father to Son - How Fate and Family Made Me a Watford Fan (Hardcover): Paul Bishop From Father to Son - How Fate and Family Made Me a Watford Fan (Hardcover)
Paul Bishop
R440 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

From Father to Son is Paul Bishop's semi-autobiographical account of his love of football, and most of all his local team Watford. It touches on the innocence of childhood and the influence of parents, family, friends, and in Paul's case Jimmy Hill, Johnny Haynes and many others. Part history, part travelogue, the book takes the reader on a nostalgic trip from the early 1960s, when football was a game and not a business. It explains why a five-minute segment in Kes makes it a better football film than Escape to Victory. It was an era when all English grounds were dominated by terraces, you could meet your mates and have a chat on the 'cinder curve' at Vicarage Road, as you marvelled at the skill of Ray Lugg and the heading ability of Barry Endean. The author also acknowledges the original 'boss' in his young eyes... Watford's legendary manager Ken Furphy, who went from Workington to New York Cosmos, via Watford, and ended up coaching both Pele and Johan Cruyff.

Who Owns Football? - Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport (Hardcover): David Hassan, Sean Hamil Who Owns Football? - Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport (Hardcover)
David Hassan, Sean Hamil
R3,062 Discovery Miles 30 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The commercialization of sport since the 1990s has had a number of consequences. The market forces that have defined commercialization, notably pay-per-view television, whilst initially welcomed as important new sources of revenue, have also had the unanticipated consequences of de-stabilizing many sporting competitions and institutions, undermining the financial future of clubs in their traditional role as key social and cultural institutions. This has been manifested in the paradox of chronic financial loss-making amongst professional sports' clubs in an era of exponential revenue growth, a trend exemplified by the experience of Italy's Series A and the English Premier League - both cases examined in detail in this book. But, at the same time, some traditional sporting organizations have sought with some success, to chart a middle way, retaining traditional sporting movement objectives whilst also embracing a form of commercialism. The Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland, the supporter-owned FC Barcelona football club, and New Zealand rugby union, offer illustrative examples of such strategies examined in detail. This book explores the background to this clash of commercial and traditional sporting objectives, and debates the consequences for wider sports governance. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

The Nowhere Men (Paperback): Michael Calvin The Nowhere Men (Paperback)
Michael Calvin 1
R264 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Winner of The Times British Sports Book Award 2014. A fascinating insight into the enclosed world of football scouts in the UK A teenaged boy plays football in a suburban park. His name is Raheem Sterling. The call is made: "Get down here quick. This is something special". Another boy is 8, going on 28. His name is Jack Wilshere. The referee, an Arsenal scout, spirits him away from Luton Town. A young goalkeeper struggles on loan at Cheltenham Town in League Two. His name is Jack Butland. Within months he will be playing for England. Welcome to football's hidden tribe. Scouts are everywhere yet nowhere, faceless and nameless, despite making the informed decisions worth millions. Award-winning sportswriter Michael Calvin opens up their hidden world, examining their disconnected lifestyles, petty betrayals and unconsidered professionalism of men who spend long, lonely hours on the road.

The The Boys from the Black Country - A fan's history of Wolverhampton Wanderers from way back when to just about now... The The Boys from the Black Country - A fan's history of Wolverhampton Wanderers from way back when to just about now (Paperback)
Mark Gold
R223 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R33 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Rangers - Triumphs, Troubles, Traditions (Paperback): Ronnie Esplin, Graham Walker Rangers - Triumphs, Troubles, Traditions (Paperback)
Ronnie Esplin, Graham Walker
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'It's Rangers for Me' considers the wider cultural and political questions to which Rangers have related throughout their history. These include the debate on sectarianism and Scottish society, Rangers and Scottish politics, and the relationship between the club and its supporters.

Pitch Black - The Story of Black British Footballers (Hardcover): Emy Onuora Pitch Black - The Story of Black British Footballers (Hardcover)
Emy Onuora 1
R449 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R104 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

When Paul Canoville took to the pitch for Chelsea in 1982, he was prepared for abuse. When the monkey chanting and the banana throwing started, he wasn't surprised. He wasn't prepared, however, for the abuse to be coming from his own side.Canoville was the only member of the team whose name was booed instead of cheered, the only player whose kit wasn't sponsored. He received razor blades in the post. He took to waiting two or three hours to leave the ground after a match, fearing for his safety. So minimal was the presence of black players in the game, the few who managed to break through were subjected to the most graphic abuse from all sides.Today, 30 per cent of English professional footballers are black, and amongst their number are some of the biggest heroes of the beautiful game. But just how far have we come?With unprecedented access to current and former players ranging from Viv Anderson to Cyrille Regis to John Barnes, Emy Onuora charts the revolutionary changes that have taken place both on and off the pitch, and argues that the battleground has shifted from the stands to the board room. In this fascinating new book, Onuora critically scrutinises the attitudes of FIFA, the FA and the media over the last half-century, and asks what is being done to combat the subtler forms of racism that undeniably persist even today. Featuring startling revelations from all levels of the footballing fraternity, Pitch Black takes a frank and controversial look at the history of the world's most popular sport - and its future.

Soccer's Missing Men - Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football (Hardcover): J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey Soccer's Missing Men - Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football (Hardcover)
J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey
R3,071 Discovery Miles 30 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football clubs. They also exported the game around the world, working as moral missionaries, passionate players and energetic entrepreneurs. The role of teachers in association football is a much neglected aspect of English cultural history. It is a story that deserves to be told because it allows a fundamental reappraisal of the status and position of these teachers in late nineteenth century and early twentieth century society.

This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Soccer and Society.

This is Our Story - How the Fans Kept their Hearts Beating (Paperback): Ian Murray This is Our Story - How the Fans Kept their Hearts Beating (Paperback)
Ian Murray
R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Imagine if your club, the love of your life, was about to play its last ever game. This is the story of the Heart of Midlothian - Edinburgh's oldest football club first formed in 1874 - and its heroic 8000 fans, or Jambos as they're affectionately known, who in 2014 donated their own money to help save Hearts from ruin. Ian Murray chronicles how in 2014 after a 13 month turmoil for fans and a media firestorm, Heart of Midlothian F.C. was finally saved from liquidation. Murray's new title commemorates Hearts fans and their sheer determination - unprecedented in footballing history - to rescue their beloved club from disaster and raise it up to the top of Scottish football.

The People's Game - Football, State and Society in East Germany (Paperback): Alan McDougall The People's Game - Football, State and Society in East Germany (Paperback)
Alan McDougall
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sport in East Germany is commonly associated with the systematic doping that helped to make the country an Olympic superpower. Football played little part in this controversial story. Yet, as a hugely popular activity that was deeply entwined in the social fabric, it exerted an influence that few institutions or pursuits could match. The People's Game examines the history of football from the interrelated perspectives of star players, fans, and ordinary citizens who played for fun. Using archival sources and interviews, it reveals football's fluid role in preserving and challenging communist hegemony. By repeatedly emphasising that GDR football was part of an international story, for example, through analysis of the 1974 World Cup finals, Alan McDougall shows how sport transcended the Iron Curtain. Through a study of the mass protests against the Stasi team, BFC, during the 1980s, he reveals football's role in foreshadowing the downfall of communism.

The Complete Results & Line-ups of the UEFA Europa League 2018-2021 (Paperback): Dirk Karsdorp The Complete Results & Line-ups of the UEFA Europa League 2018-2021 (Paperback)
Dirk Karsdorp
R897 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R186 (21%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Science and Football V - The Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress on Sports Science and Football (Paperback): Thomas Reilly,... Science and Football V - The Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress on Sports Science and Football (Paperback)
Thomas Reilly, Jan Cabri, Duarte Araujo
R1,525 Discovery Miles 15 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Science and Football V presents the edited papers from the Fifth World Congress on Science and Football that took place in Portugal in April 2003. The collection represents the latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as football such as association football; rugby codes (Union and League); national codes (American, Australian and Gaelic). A recurring theme for this series of conferences has been a commitment to bridge the gaps between theory and practice in the service of the promotion of high quality applied football science. The book is clearly structured into nine parts and focuses on the following key issues: introductory keynote address biomechanics and mechanics fitness test profiling of footballers performance and match analysis football medicine football training paediatric exercise science physiology and nutrition behavioural and social sciences. This collection provides valuable information for coaches, players, trainers, managers, medical and support staff, and scientific workers concerned with the range of football codes.

Football Fans Around the World - From Supporters to Fanatics (Hardcover): Sean Brown Football Fans Around the World - From Supporters to Fanatics (Hardcover)
Sean Brown
R3,070 Discovery Miles 30 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express themselves, but their commonalities as well. The collection brings together scholars of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa to present a global picture of fan culture.

The collection shows that while every group of fans around the world has its own characteristics, the role of a football fan is laced with commonalities, irrespective of geography or culture.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

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