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The Barcelona Legacy - Guardiola, Mourinho and the Fight For Football's Soul (Paperback): Jonathan Wilson The Barcelona Legacy - Guardiola, Mourinho and the Fight For Football's Soul (Paperback)
Jonathan Wilson 1
R268 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Manchester, 2018: Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho lead their teams out to face each other in the 175th Manchester derby. They are first and second in the Premier League, but today only one man can come out on top. It is merely the latest instalment in a rivalry that has contested titles, traded insults and crossed a continent, but which can be traced back to a friendship that began almost 25 years ago. Barcelona, late-nineties: Johan Cruyff's Dream Team is disintegrating and the revolutionary manager has departed, but what will come next will transform the future of football. Cruyff's style has changed the game, and given birth to a generation of thinkers: men like Ronald Koeman, Luis Enrique, Laurent Blanc, Frank de Boer, Louis van Gaal, and Cruyff's club captain Pep Guardiola and a young translator, Jose Mourinho. The Barcelona Legacy is a book in part about tactics, about how the theories that underpin the modern game were forged by Cruyff and his successors, but also about the people and personalities who gathered at the Camp Nou for what was effectively the greatest coaching seminar in history, about their friendships and rivalries and, in one case, an apocalyptic falling out that continues to shape the game today.

Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots - The biography of the youngest 1966 World Cup Hero (Paperback): David Tossell Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots - The biography of the youngest 1966 World Cup Hero (Paperback)
David Tossell 1
R342 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

It is a special footballer who wins the World Cup as a 21-year-old and ends a two-decade career as one of the most revered players in the history of four clubs. Former England captain Alan Ball was such a man: prodigy at Blackpool, youngest hero of 1966, Championship winner at Everton, British-record signing for the second time at Arsenal and veteran schemer for Southampton - not to mention footwear trend-setter. And all after being told he was too small to succeed in the game. Yet his years as a flat-cap wearing manager consisted mostly of relegation and promotion battles, some successful and some not, and plenty of frustration as he fought to produce winners in his own image and emulate the feats of his playing days. His life already touched tragically by the car crash that killed his father and the loss of his beloved wife Lesley to cancer, Ball died, aged only 61, after suffering a heart attack during a garden blaze. A decade on from his death, and drawing on interviews with family, friends and colleagues including Jimmy Armfield, Sir Geoff Hurst, George Cohen, Gordon Banks, Joe Royle, Mick Channon, Lawrie McMenemy, Francis Lee, George Graham, Frank McLintock, Matthew Le Tissier and many more, Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots is the definitive study of one of English football's most enduring figures.

Real Football Factories - Shocking True Stories from the World's Hardest Football Fans (Paperback): Dominic Utton Real Football Factories - Shocking True Stories from the World's Hardest Football Fans (Paperback)
Dominic Utton 1
R238 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Meet the crews who think nothing of using tear gas, meat hooks, home-made bombs and worse. They come from all corners of the globe: from Brazil, Croatia, Argentina, Italy... and for these football hooligans, their team is their life. In a quest to find the most fanatical football hooligans on the planet, author Dominic Utton visited nine countries in three months with Danny Dyer, and the team behind the hit TV series. Shot at, stoned, glassed and tear-gassed, he survived gunfire in Brazil and a riot in Poland. Full of spine-chilling encounters, extraordinary characters and brutal clashes, The Real Football Factories shows that football hooliganism is alive and kicking all over the world.

Fit 2 Finish - Keeping Your Soccer Players in the Game (Paperback): Wendy Lebolt Fit 2 Finish - Keeping Your Soccer Players in the Game (Paperback)
Wendy Lebolt
R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The number of kids who love to play soccer has exploded in the last decade. Unfortunately, so has the number of sports injuries. Why? More games, more competitions, and early specialization have all contributed, but so have our methods of training them. High pressure to perform along with an increased volume and intensity of training has combined to hamper young soccer athletes. They favor one side, overuse one muscle group, and do it over and over again. This is a recipe for injury.

In Fit 2 Finish, Dr. LeBolt takes a sport scientist's eye to the training of our soccer-loving kids. She distills the gems of two decades of coaching and injury prevention training to display the methods that have worked to make her athletes safer, healthier and more effective, all while never losing the fun. Coaches at all levels can apply the Fit2Finish principles to every facet of their coaching: warm up, skills and drills, game play, post game routines, recovery, rest and preparing for the next game. Fit 2 Finish is the training manual and the game plan for the coach who's first objective is to keep kids healthy and in the game.

Yes, we must address the 'too much, too early' in today's youth sports, but while we go about changing the culture, the kids who are currently in it need saving. Today's coaches can start now by taking the Fit2Finish method straight to their practice field. If strong, balanced, healthy, high-performing athletes are what we're after, then Fit 2 Finish will get us there.

Wolfpack - How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game (Hardcover): Abby Wambach Wolfpack - How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game (Hardcover)
Abby Wambach 1
R469 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R153 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Soccer Sessions Book - 87 Prepared Practice Sessions for Coaching Youth Players (Paperback): Paul Robinson The Soccer Sessions Book - 87 Prepared Practice Sessions for Coaching Youth Players (Paperback)
Paul Robinson
R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

With this book, soccer coaches need not scramble to prepare their practice sessions because they will find a wide variety of training sessions for developing their youth players right here. And the sessions are all adaptable, making them suitable for players ages 10 and up, at any playing ability. In the book, the reader will find coherent, structured 60- to 90-minute sessions plans. The work of constructing training sessions has already been done. The clearly defined session titles enable the reader to quickly identify the ideal training session, its purpose, and its proposed outcomes. All the sessions facilitate progressive learning, enabling coaches to develop their players successfully. Also included with each session are questions and challenges meant to help the coach monitor and assess players' progress. With this book, all soccer coaches will have at their fingertips the most suitable training sessions to develop winning players.

"Dirty Northern B*st*rds" And Other Tales From The Terraces - The Story of Britain's Football Chants (Paperback): Tim... "Dirty Northern B*st*rds" And Other Tales From The Terraces - The Story of Britain's Football Chants (Paperback)
Tim Marshall 1
R240 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R52 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

"This is a book about football and Britain, and Britain and football. You can't fully understand one without the other; and if you haven't got a sense of humour it's not worth even trying." "My name's Tim Marshall and it's been a week since my last match. I support a football club. That's not just five words; it' s a life sentence." Why do so many of us attend football grounds, rain or shine, week in week out, to bellow at our fellow countrymen? Football chants are the grassroots of the game, from the Premier League all the way down to the Conference and beyond. They're funny. And they're sharp. And in the UK they run very deep. In this witty and insightful account, Tim Marshall tells the story of British football through the songs and chants that give it meaning. This is a book about the fans, written for the fans, with all the flair and banter that bring the beautiful game to life. No other sport has a culture quite like it.

FC Barcelona (Hardcover): Brien Henderson FC Barcelona (Hardcover)
Brien Henderson
R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
1000 Football Shirts (Paperback): Bernard Lions, Carlo Ancelotti 1000 Football Shirts (Paperback)
Bernard Lions, Carlo Ancelotti
R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The most comprehensive collection ever assembled of iconic soccer uniforms from around the world, featuring more than 1,000 illustrations representing 100 countries and 500 major teams. This massively illustrated and comprehensive volume presents and explains the team shirts worn by the world s leading soccer clubs and national teams from one hundred countries over the past one hundred years. In addition to detailing the colorful histories behind each shirt, the book also highlights the personalities and players behind historic matches and celebrates iconic victories and goals. Find out why the Italian national team chose blue as their color, why the U.S. women s team boasts two stars on their jersey, the relationship of Vasco da Gama to the colors of the Portuguese team, and what the eleven patterns on the South African shirt signify. Ever since the game began, the colors of each team have been of paramount importance, creating a unique visual identity for each club and a strong sense of allegiance among fans. Millions of replica shirts have been bought by fans to show support for their teams and star players, and this book is sure to appeal to soccer s legions of enthusiasts in this World Cup year.

Stars of World Soccer - Third Edition (Hardcover): Illugi Joekulsson Stars of World Soccer - Third Edition (Hardcover)
Illugi Joekulsson
R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The best-selling guide to today's most exciting players, completely revised and updated. Here are the best of the best, from legends like Messi and Ronaldo to dynamic newcomers like Kylian Mbappe. This lively book features short biographies of some 30 stars in all - goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and attackers. With the same action-packed photos and colourful graphics that fans have come to expect from the critically acclaimed World Soccer Legends series, Stars of World Soccer shows what it takes to be at the top of the game.

Only Here For A Visit - A Life Lived to the Full - from Sporting Glories to Wild Stories (Hardcover): Alan Brazil Only Here For A Visit - A Life Lived to the Full - from Sporting Glories to Wild Stories (Hardcover)
Alan Brazil
R532 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R94 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

'The only book that will give you a hangover' Chris Evans Breakfast Show --- The hilarious, no holds barred autobiography from sporting legend and broadcaster Alan Brazil. As Alan recounts tales from his extraordinary life, he relives the sporting occasions, radio broadcasts and famously long drinking sessions that have defined his career. He takes readers inside the talkSPORT studio for a behind-the-scenes view of his most memorable interviews, and talks for the first time about the on-pitch rivalries and dressing room debriefs of his footballing career. With his typically outspoken and irreverent delivery, Alan shares everything from his thoughts on how the sports he loves have changed to his top tips for picking winners (and many losers) at Cheltenham. And he revels in wine-soaked jaunts in the South of France and late-night supermarket sweeps with Ray Parlour - if you can keep up. Packed full of never-before-told stories, refreshing appraisals, sporting controversy and a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is a brutally honesty and wickedly funny insight into an extraordinary life.

Children's Soccer Books 60 Skills, Strategies And Secrets To Develop Kids Skills On The Field - Soccer Books For Kids... Children's Soccer Books 60 Skills, Strategies And Secrets To Develop Kids Skills On The Field - Soccer Books For Kids (Paperback)
Marchelle Padovano
R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The English Football Word Search For Kids 6-10 - Fun Activity Book For Football Mad Kids Aged 6-12 - A4 Paperback (Paperback):... The English Football Word Search For Kids 6-10 - Fun Activity Book For Football Mad Kids Aged 6-12 - A4 Paperback (Paperback)
Langston Publications
R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
England: The Complete Record (Hardcover): Jack Gordon Brown, Philip Ross England: The Complete Record (Hardcover)
Jack Gordon Brown, Philip Ross 1
R699 R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Save R126 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
Dundee United On This Day - History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover): Mark Poole Dundee United On This Day - History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover)
Mark Poole
R400 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Dundee United On This Day brings to life the most glorious, weird and wonderful moments from the club's history in one irresistible page-turning diary. Formerly Dundee Hibs, very nearly called Dundee City and twice known (when playing in the US) as Dallas Tornado, Dundee United is a club with a colourful past. Within these pages are big derby wins, relegation battles, victories over Barcelona and other top European clubs, a dramatic league title win, cup heartache and eventual cup glory, canine pitch invaders, infamous disallowed goals and much more. Revisit the exploits of club greats like Finn Dossing, Hamish McAlpine, Paul Sturrock, Dave Narey, Mixu Paatelainen and Andy Robertson, and celebrate the successes of legendary managers Jerry Kerr and Jim McLean. You'll enjoy a wealth of evocative and sometimes bizarre anecdotes, enthralling match reports and tales of well-known and less-known figures from 1909 to the present day. With a treasure trove of club history, trivia and facts, this book is a 'must' for Dundee United fans.

The Great Cave Rescue - The extraordinary story of the Thai boy football team trapped in a cave for 18 days (Paperback): James... The Great Cave Rescue - The extraordinary story of the Thai boy football team trapped in a cave for 18 days (Paperback)
James Massola
R265 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R20 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

First came the awful news that 12 boys and their football coach were missing. Then came the flickering video of the boys found by a pair of British divers nine days later. Monsoon rains had raised the water level in the cave system, and they were trapped in an air pocket, surrounded by rising muddy water, over two kilometres from the cave entrance. Expert British, Australian, American, Chinese, and other international divers joined the Thai Navy SEALs and hundreds of local volunteers to mount one of the most risky and complex rescue operations the world has ever seen. South-east Asia correspondent James Massola recreates the drama, tension, and inspiration of the days in July 2018 when the eyes of the whole world were trained on a remote Thai mountain. Very little information about what happened inside the cave was released by the Thai authorities at the time, but through interviews Massola has managed to obtain extensive details of the nine long days the Wild Boars were on their own and during the rescue operation itself as well as background information about the boys and coach. He writes about the pivotal role of the British Cave Rescue Council in leading the international effort, and determining the technical aspects of the rescue. He reveals how the Thai, British, US, Australian and other international divers worked together so smoothly, when even a minor miscommunication could have resulted in death or serious injury. And, most dramatically, he discloses the number of instances in which the rescue operation nearly went wrong.

Yearbook of African Football 2018 (Paperback): Gabriel Mantz Yearbook of African Football 2018 (Paperback)
Gabriel Mantz
R926 R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Save R187 (20%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
The Ultimate Aston Villa FC Trivia Book - A Collection of Amazing Trivia Quizzes and Fun Facts for Die-Hard Lions Fans!... The Ultimate Aston Villa FC Trivia Book - A Collection of Amazing Trivia Quizzes and Fun Facts for Die-Hard Lions Fans! (Paperback)
Ray Walker
R253 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R38 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Non-League Football Tables of South East England 1894-2017 (Paperback): Mick Blakeman Non-League Football Tables of South East England 1894-2017 (Paperback)
Mick Blakeman
R312 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R54 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
Dirty Leeds - The First Title: Don Revie, Harry Reynolds and the Team of the Sixties (Paperback): Dave Tomlinson Dirty Leeds - The First Title: Don Revie, Harry Reynolds and the Team of the Sixties (Paperback)
Dave Tomlinson
R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Theories & Concepts for Football Coaching & Management (Paperback): Michael P Loftman Theories & Concepts for Football Coaching & Management (Paperback)
Michael P Loftman
R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Match! Barcelona Annual 2021 (Hardcover): Match Magazine The Match! Barcelona Annual 2021 (Hardcover)
Match Magazine
R252 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R38 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
Let The Celery Decide A Chelsea tale from Barcelona and Munich (Paperback): Walter Otton Let The Celery Decide A Chelsea tale from Barcelona and Munich (Paperback)
Walter Otton
R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Howard Kendall: Notes On A Season - Everton FC (Hardcover): Howard Kendall Howard Kendall: Notes On A Season - Everton FC (Hardcover)
Howard Kendall
R269 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
Barca: Mes que un club (Catalan Edition) - 120 anys 1899-2019 (Hardcover): Barca: Mes que un club (Catalan Edition) - 120 anys 1899-2019 (Hardcover)
R1,174 Discovery Miles 11 740 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
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