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Natural - The Jimmy Greaves Story (Hardcover): David Tossell Natural - The Jimmy Greaves Story (Hardcover)
David Tossell 1
R543 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R94 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Jimmy Greaves remains the greatest goalscorer in English football history, with a record of 357 top-flight goals that may never be surpassed. Teenage sensation at Chelsea and England debutant at 19, he became - after an unhappy spell at AC Milan - a legend at Tottenham Hotspur. But despite 44 international goals in 57 games, his England career was defined by the heartbreak of missing the 1966 World Cup Final. A shock move to West Ham brought an acrimonious end to his Spurs days and, a year later, he retired from the game, aged only 31. What followed was a desperate descent into alcoholism, followed by a remarkable battle to win back his family and self-esteem. Reinventing himself as a popular TV personality, his instincts in front of camera proved as natural as those in front of goal. Having taken his final drink in 1978, Greaves has remained sober from that day. Drawing on interviews with family, friends, colleagues and opponents, Natural: The Jimmy Greaves Story is the definitive biography of one of England's most loved footballers.

Sheffield United - 100 Facts (Paperback): Steve Horton Sheffield United - 100 Facts (Paperback)
Steve Horton
R160 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R27 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Football fans love nothing more than to read about their favourite teams. Although this books is aimed at young teenagers they will delight all ages with their mixture of funny and enlightening stories and will give hours of pleasure discovering quirky facts about your favourite team. Each title is also augmented with a selection of sketches by the young sketch artist Becky Welton that depict some of the stories within.

Leicester City - 100 Facts (Paperback): Steve Horton Leicester City - 100 Facts (Paperback)
Steve Horton
R160 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R27 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Football fans love nothing more than to read about their favourite teams. Although this books is aimed at young teenagers they will delight all ages with their mixture of funny and enlightening stories and will give hours of pleasure discovering quirky facts about your favourite team. Each title is also augmented with a selection of sketches by the young sketch artist Becky Welton that depict some of the stories within.

The Intelligent Soccer Coach - Player-Centered Sessions to Develop Confident, Creative Players (Paperback): Carl Wild The Intelligent Soccer Coach - Player-Centered Sessions to Develop Confident, Creative Players (Paperback)
Carl Wild
R463 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R60 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

With this book, coaches are given the necessary knowledge to plan and deliver player-centred practices that are both relevant and realistic to the game. These practices will challenge players as well as encourage them to be creative, independent decisionmakers. A range of different practices are provided, which can be used as given or easily adapted to meet players' needs. These practices can be used to develop a range of playing skills and can even be combined to create sessions for a complete training curriculum for the season. Finally, with this book, coaches will gain a better understanding of the crucial role that they play in the players' long-term development, helping them to appreciate the skills they already have while identifying other areas in which to improve. The Intelligent Soccer Coach is a book that coaches will return to time and again for inspiration and ideas that will ensure both the coach and the players continue to develop.

The Utilita Football Yearbook 2021-2022 (Hardcover): Headline The Utilita Football Yearbook 2021-2022 (Hardcover)
Headline
R1,188 R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Save R254 (21%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

'It's been the basis of my work since 1971. It's the internet between covers' John Motson 'The definitive chronicle of changing times for so many who love the sport' Ian Herbert, Daily Mail 'The Yearbook stands for authority and integrity' Martin Tyler 'The first reference book you should turn to' Daily Telegraph The Utilita Football Yearbook 2021-2022 is the market-leading book of football statistics, featuring everything you need to know about domestic and international football. Since its first appearance in 1970, The Football Yearbook has heralded the start of each new season and served as the sport's book of record, faithfully chronicling decades of both tradition and evolution. Now in its 52nd year of publication, the Yearbook celebrates that legacy and undertakes to do what it always does - to meticulously record the season just gone and look forward to the season about to start, all within more than a thousand pages of pure footballing facts and figures.

Football Muti (Hardcover): Robin Goode Football Muti (Hardcover)
Robin Goode
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Just in time for the 2010 World Cup, Robin Goode's photographic documentation on football seeks to show the inherent purity of the beautiful game by capturing, at grassroots level, Africa's relationship with this most popular of sports. Goode has realised that the beauty and purity of the game can be found, far from the money and celebrity it sometimes brings to mind, in the children of the poorest places on earth. Muti, both a social documentary and photographic journey, highlights not only Africa's passion for football, but also the maladies that beset the continent, and football's potential role as a balm for those maladies. The Muti project aims at raising money to supply children's charities with much-needed medicine.

The National League 1979-2020 (Paperback): Michael Robinson The National League 1979-2020 (Paperback)
Michael Robinson
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Skills: Soccer - goalkeeping (Paperback): Skills: Soccer - goalkeeping (Paperback)
R160 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R23 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

The Know the Game Skills series is the perfect introduction to a sport for every budding player. Each book aims to teach young players the basic skills of the game they need to start enjoying the sport - by giving plenty of simple practice drills and showing how the star players do it. Football: Goalkeeping aims to teach the basic skills needed to become a great goalkeeper. It teaches the young player how to: control the area and narrow angles handle the ball block shots clear the ball by punching or kicking come off the goal line set up counter attacks. Clearly illustrated and written by a professional coach, this book will give every player all the skills and confidence they need to enjoy football - from the playground kickabout to competitive matches.

50 Years of Shoot! - Nostalgic gems from the top teenage footy mag (Hardcover): Adrian Besley 50 Years of Shoot! - Nostalgic gems from the top teenage footy mag (Hardcover)
Adrian Besley; Foreword by Chris Waddle 1
R539 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R154 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

50 Years of Shoot! brings back fond memories of a time when sideburns and haircuts were long, shorts were short and England's World Cup victory was a recent event. They'll recall when a footballer's favourite meal was steak and chips, he drove a Ford Capri and his biggest dislike was ignorant people. Ah, it was a different world back then! For younger readers, this will be a history lesson, proof positive that their father's heroes really did exist - and they were quite good too. The book comprises a selection of page lifts from back issues of the magazine, featuring everybody's favourite weekly features, such as 'You Are the Ref!', 'Football Funnies', 'Shoot Us A Line' and 'Ask The Expert', etc., and stories and action photographs from the key issues of the day.

The Working Man's Ballet (Paperback): Alan Hudson The Working Man's Ballet (Paperback)
Alan Hudson; Introduction by John King; Afterword by Martin Knight
R350 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Ipswich Town on This Day - History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover): Dan Botten Ipswich Town on This Day - History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover)
Dan Botten
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Ipswich Town On This Day revisits all the most magical and memorable moments from the Tractor Boys' illustrious past, mixing in a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable blue-and-white diary - with an entry for every day of the year. From Town's Victorian formation through to the Premier League era, the Portman Road faithful have witnessed promotions and relegations, League and Cup triumphs, hard-fought derbies and unforgettable European nights - all featured here. All-time greats including John Wark and Ray Crawford, Billy Baxter, Arnold Muhren and Mick Mills all loom larger than life. Revisit 18 January 1969: Bobby Robson's first game in charge, a 2-2 draw away at Everton. 30 October 1926: Barclays Bank beat Town 3-1 at Portman Road, the game being held up to clear an invasion of rats. Or 20 May 1981: The night that Town won the Uefa Cup in Amsterdam!

'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
R330 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R52 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

From the author of `He's one of our own' comes `We're not going to Wembley', the story of Sheffield United's 2018/19 promotion season from the Championship - just two years after winning promotion out of League One. A thrilling promotion battle with rivals Leeds saw the Blades emerge victorious, and culminated in memorable scenes as everyone connected with the club ensured they drank in every single moment. With contributions from players, fans and manager Wilder himself - who writes the foreword - this is the story of a remarkable season that will be remembered forever in the illustrious history of this proud football club.

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
R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Ships in 12 - 17 work 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.

Marcelo Bielsa - Thirteen Steps to the Premier League (Paperback): Lee Scott Marcelo Bielsa - Thirteen Steps to the Premier League (Paperback)
Lee Scott
R346 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

In June 2018 Leeds United made an appointment that shocked the footballing world. Despite being stuck in the second tier of English football and tagged the Championship's perennial chokers, they attracted one of the most revered coaches in world football. What followed captivated the hearts and minds of Leeds United's legion of passionate supporters worldwide. Marcelo Bielsa has crafted a team in his image, a team that plays in an almost bewildering attacking style with fluidity across the pitch. Leeds have become synonymous with exciting, attacking, vertical football and this style has seen them promoted back to the Premier League. Professional football analyst Lee Scott explains how, breaking down the tactics that have made Leeds so successful during Bielsa's time. He shows just how they occupy spaces and overload defences; how they press and cut off passing lanes to deny the opposition space to attack in the defensive phase; and more than that, he delves into Bielsa's mindset, to explain what makes the Argentine mastermind tick.

Building Europe with the Ball - Turning Points in the Europeanization of Football, 1905-1995 (Paperback, New edition): Philippe... Building Europe with the Ball - Turning Points in the Europeanization of Football, 1905-1995 (Paperback, New edition)
Philippe Vonnard, Nicolas Bancel
R1,330 R1,106 Discovery Miles 11 060 Save R224 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Since 1990, football history has become increasingly important within the field of sport science, yet few studies have centred on the Europeanization of the game from the interwar period onwards. This period saw the creation of a sovereign institution dedicated to European football, the establishment of specific rules about players' transfers and contracts and, in particular, the development of competitions. This book examines the development of European football between 1905 and 1995 from a transnational perspective. It offers a space for discussion to both early-career and established historians from a range of different countries, leading to a better understanding of the crucial turning points in the Europeanization of the game. The volume aims to promote valuable new reflections on the role of football in the European integration process.

Injuries and Health Problems in Football - What Everyone Should Know (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Joao Espregueira Mendes Injuries and Health Problems in Football - What Everyone Should Know (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Joao Espregueira Mendes; Edited by C. Niek van Dijk, Philippe Neyret, Moises Cohen, Stefano Della Villa, …
R4,381 R3,582 Discovery Miles 35 820 Save R799 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This book offers a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on the health problems and injuries associated with football and their clinical management. After an opening section on technical aspects and fundamental principles, all areas of football traumatology are addressed. The coverage includes muscle, tendon, and stress injuries of the lower limbs and injuries to the ankle and foot, knee, hip and groin, spine and head, and upper limbs. An individual section is also devoted to the most significant heart and other health conditions that may be encountered in players of all ages and standards. Follow-up, rehabilitation, and return to activity are discussed, and the role of performance enhancement strategies is carefully examined, with description of nutritional guidelines and the evidence on use of dietary supplements. A concluding section highlights the potential of the next generation of biologics to improve the regeneration and biofunctionality of damaged tissues. This book is written by world-renowned experts and has been produced in cooperation with ISAKOS. It will serve as a reference in the field of orthopaedics.

Getting to the Top of World Football - My Autobiography (Paperback): Antoine Griezmann Getting to the Top of World Football - My Autobiography (Paperback)
Antoine Griezmann 1
R354 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
Andrew Watson: The World's First Black Football Superstar (Paperback): Tony Talburt Andrew Watson: The World's First Black Football Superstar (Paperback)
Tony Talburt
R263 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R38 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Today, seeing Black footballers playing the game at the very highest level is considered very normal. This, certainly, was not the case one hundred and forty years ago, and this is what makes the story of Andrew Watson so remarkable. It seems hard to imagine that a Guyanese-born Black man could head the Scottish national football team in 1881 in a game against England. Not only was he captain, but he also led them to a 6-1 victory in London - an achievement that still ranks as England's heaviest ever defeat on home soil.

Scottish Cup, the - Celtic's Favourite Trophy (Hardcover): David Potter Scottish Cup, the - Celtic's Favourite Trophy (Hardcover)
David Potter
R453 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R75 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

The Scottish Cup: Celtic's Favourite Trophy is the story of Celtic's love affair with football's oldest prize. The club first won the cup in 1892, an achievement that meant so much to the young side and their struggling, oppressed community. In the years that followed this special trophy became entwined with the club's identity through many unforgettable moments. Jimmy Quinn scored the first hat-trick in a Scottish Cup final in 1904, there was Patsy Gallacher's extraordinary goal in 1925, a record attendance when Celtic lifted the cup in 1937, Willie Wallace's brace of goals en route to Lisbon in 1967, two remarkable comebacks in the 1980s, and Odsonne Edouard's heroic turnaround in 2019. The book goes beyond the cup finals, recalling the tough games in the early rounds, including the more spectacular encounters with Rangers and Aberdeen. Romance, drama and passion are all bound up in Celtic's annual quest for the cup, involving great players, from the Sandy McMahon era to the days of Scott Brown.

Pally (Hardcover): Gary Pallister, Ivan Ponting Pally (Hardcover)
Gary Pallister, Ivan Ponting 2
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

When Gary Pallister was in his 1990s pomp, there was no finer central defender in the British game. Certainly that's the collective view of his manager and comrades at Manchester United, that worldwide sporting institution with whom he played a mammoth part in lifting four Premiership titles in the space of five years, the FA Cup on three occasions and the League Cup once, as well as tasting European glory. They loved him at Middlesbrough, too, where he started and finished a professional career in which he made more than 700 senior appearances and collected 22 England caps, a total which would have been far more extensive but for the back injuries which plagued him along the way. But the plaudits for Pally did not emanate only from Old Trafford, Ayresome Park and the Riverside.In 1992, he was voted Player of the Year by his fellow footballers the length and breadth of the country, and there could be no personal honour more meaningful than the one dispensed by his professional peers. As a performer, Pally was practically flawless. He was beautifully balanced, a natural ballplayer, aerially dominant, unfailingly courageous and exceptionally quick. No wonder Alex Ferguson was ready to part with a British record transfer fee when he signed him from 'Boro in 1989. As a character, too, Pally is a delight, although one or two managers, perhaps gulled at first by his famously easy-going nature, might have been a tad startled to discover the iron purpose and keen intelligence behind that infectious grin.He now works as an authority on Manchester United, Boro and England as a pundit on BBC television and radio, and also Sky Sports.Between these covers he tells his story, honestly, fearlessly and with a dash of gentle north-eastern humour, detailing the many triumphs, a few trials and tribulations and one or two hair-raising clashes, including one with a future knight of the realm.

Brilliant Orange - The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer (Paperback): David Winner Brilliant Orange - The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer (Paperback)
David Winner
R342 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

"Brilliant Orange" is a book about Dutch soccer that's not really about Dutch soccer. It's more about an enigmatic way of thinking peculiar to a people whose landscape is unrelentingly flat, mostly below sea level, and who owe their salvation to a boy who plugged a fractured dike with his little finger. If any one thing, "Brilliant Orange" is about Dutch space, and a people whose unique conception of it has led to some of the most enduring art, the weirdest architecture, and a bizarrely cerebral form of soccer-Total Football-that led in 1974 to a World Cup finals match with arch-rival Germany, and continues with its intricacy and oddity to mystify and delight observers around the world.
""In the hot summer of 1975 Wim van Hanegem was offered the chance to leave his beloved Feyenoord and join the French club Olympique Marseilles. . . He couldn't decide what to do. . . So he turned to his dog: 'We can't decide. It's up to you now. If you want to go to Marseilles, bark or show me.' For several minutes the dog and Van Hanegem stared at each other. The dog didn't move. 'OK' said Wim, 'he doesn't want to go. We're staying.""
The cast stretches from anarchists and church painters to rabbis and skinheads, and of course, to Holland's beloved soccer players, whose eccentricities are wryly detailed by David Winner through hilarious anecdotes that call to mind Nick Hornby's "Fever Pitch," As idiosyncratic as its subject, quirky and provocative, "Brilliant Orange" reaches out to the reader from an unsuspected place and never lets go.
"Occasionally a book comes along that you fall in or out of love with on the basis of nothing more than the contents page . . . "Brilliant Orange" is oneof those strangely informative books that will even entertain those who have little interest in either soccer or the Netherlands." ("The Economist")

Tommy Lawton - Head and Shoulders Above the Rest (Hardcover): Jack Rollin Tommy Lawton - Head and Shoulders Above the Rest (Hardcover)
Jack Rollin
R538 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R94 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

During a stellar 20-year career punctuated by the Second World War, such was Tommy Lawton's prowess in front of goal he was a magnet for spectators at a host of top-level clubs. Prior to the war, he served Burnley and Everton with distinction; enlisted to the British army for the war effort, he guested for a host of clubs. After VE Day he maintained his career average of more than one goal every other game - with Everton, Chelsea, Notts County, Brentford, as player manager, and Arsenal; before another spell as player boss at Kettering. In 46 England games either side of the war and including wartime fixtures, he plundered 46 goals. Those impressive stats would surely be even more so but for the war. Deadly in the air or with either foot, and renowned for his sportsmanship - he was never booked throughout his career - Head and Shoulders Above the Rest is an ode to a swashbuckling centre-forward and the man Stanley Matthews described as: 'Quite simply, the greatest header of the ball I ever saw.'

Football Baby Names - Your Child is Born a Champion with a Name Like This (Hardcover): Boudewijn Bosman, Tim Nikken Football Baby Names - Your Child is Born a Champion with a Name Like This (Hardcover)
Boudewijn Bosman, Tim Nikken
R343 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R24 (7%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Future parents have many choices to make. Which colour should we paint the room? Do we give birth at home or in the hospital? And, most importantly: what will be the name of the baby? Evidently, you would like to pick a name that gives the child a headstart, that might even raise expectations and ultimately, a name that suits the successful and fabulous human being it will evolve into. In bygone days, children were named after Biblical or heroic figures. But where do you find modern-day heroes? On the football field, of course! Names like Jari, Lionel, Cristiano or Johan - they immediately evoke an emotion or an image. With these football names your baby is ahead of the game.

The Vision Book of Football Records 2020 (Hardcover): Vision Sports Publishing The Vision Book of Football Records 2020 (Hardcover)
Vision Sports Publishing 1
R485 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R74 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

11th edition of this popular, bright and quirky annual soccer records book. Crammed with records, facts, stats and amazing feats from the world's greatest game, The Vision Book of Football Records 2020 is the perfect Christmas present for football fans of all ages. It includes an entry on every English Premier League and Football League team and all the Scottish SPL clubs plus the major European and world clubs from AC Milan to Real Madrid and an all-star squad of current and former soccer legends. On top of that there are a whole wealth of fun and quirky entries which celebrate the more bizarre soccer facts and records, like the team relegated four times in succession, the FA Cup tie that required six replays and the goalkeeper who refused to be substituted!

The Lane - The Official history of the world famous home of the Spurs (Hardcover): Tottenham Hotspur The Lane - The Official history of the world famous home of the Spurs (Hardcover)
Tottenham Hotspur 1
R860 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R161 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In 1899 Spurs had a problem. The football club formed as 'Hotspur FC' just 17 years previously was now so popular that their 14,000 capacity ground at Northumberland Park was unable to cope with the growing crowds. So, in the summer of that year a former nursery for growing fruit and veg located on land behind the nearby White Hart pub was purchased, the stands from the old ground dismantled and reassembled on the new site, turf was laid and a pitch marked out. The rest, as they say, is history. And what a history! From its new home - known as White Hart Lane despite never being officially named as such - the 'Flower of the South' blossomed into one of the world's most famous and illustrious football clubs, and with a ground to match. Monumental new stands were erected so that by the 1930s 'The Lane' could accommodate crowds of more than 70,000. The Lane is a unique portrait of one of one of football's great cathedrals, and the most comprehensive study of the ground ever published. Packed with exhaustive detail and insight, and drawing on a treasure trove of classic photographs and illustrations, this lavish coffee table book tells the full history of the stadium, its iconic features, the greatest games it has hosted, and includes exclusive interviews with Spurs legends who have played on the famous turf.

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