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Goalless Draws

Goalless Draws

Illuminating the Genius of Modern Football

  • Author: David Squires
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 1783351632
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 224
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Half-and-half scarves? VARs? England winning penalty shoot-outs? Modern football can be baffling. But if you're contemplating throwing it all in for the simpler pleasures of quantum mechanics, don't despair just yet: help is at hand. In Goalless Draws, David Squires unpicks the modern game with an unmissable selection of his Guardian football cartoons from 2014 to the 2018 World Cup. From the ever-dizzying managerial roundabout to the absurdities of the transfer window, and from the annual tradition of poppygate to the 'stable genius' of José Mourinho, the result is a riotous reminder of all the pitfalls of the modern game, as well as everything that keeps us coming back for more.

England Managers

England Managers

  • Author: Brian Glanville
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472220684
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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The England national team has had 12 full-time managers and Brian Glanville has known them all. In this fascinating account of each man his strengths, weaknesses and impact on the game Brian Glanville provides an in-depth analysis of the team as well as the individuals under scrutiny. Funny, controversial, measured and thought-provoking, Glanvilles assessment of why England has underachieved is required reading for all football fans and for every member of the FA Committee if they are prepared to confront some unpalatable truths. On Revie: He was never cut out for the lonely exposed life of an international manager almost pathologically thin-skinned. On Robson: A mixture of good and bad luck characterised his years. He never seemed fully in control. On Venables: Highly competent but appointed a few years too late. On Hoddle: A curates egg of a regime.'

Tell Him He's Pele

Tell Him He's Pele

The Greatest Collection of Humorous Football Quotations Ever!

  • Author: Phil Shaw
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 140703135X
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 320
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My parents have always been there for me, ever since I was about seven - David Beckham For Tony to admit he is an alcoholic took an awful lot of bottle - Ian Wright on Tony Adams I've been playing in a golf day for a boy seriously injured in a car accident. I had to drive like a lunatic to get here - Ray Houghton, TalkSport football pundit, on why he was late on-air Reporter: What would you be if you weren't a footballer? Peter Crouch: A virgin. I've never been so certain about anything in my life. I want to be a coach. Or a manager. I'm not sure which - Phil Neville Footballers may not be known for their profound insights, but it seems no one in the game is above a mixed metaphor or confused cliché. From Harry Redknapp to Martin O'Neill, Patrice Evra to Jason McAteer, see the funny side of the beautiful game with this hilarious collection of verbal own goals. Packed full of hilarious quotes, quips and misfires from the biggest names in football, Tell Him He's Pele is a must for everyone with a sense of humour.

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Nine

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Nine

  • Author: Jonathan Wilson,Philippe Auclair,David Conn,Simon Kuper,Anthony Clavane,Igor Rabiner,Tim Vickery,Ian Hawkey,Rory Smith,Davidde Corran
  • Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 190
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The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Issue Nine Contents ----------- Iran ----------- * The Vacant Lot, by Gwendolyn Oxenham—The search for a kickabout in Iran is complicated by religion and gender politics * Conflict Management, by Noah Davis—Dan Gaspar is a key part of Iran's qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014 despite holding a US passport --------------- Interview --------------- * Zbigniew Boniek, by Maciej Iwanski—The Polish great discusses Juventus, the modern game and his friendship with Michel Platini ------------------------------------------- For the Good of the Game ------------------------------------------- * The Only Way is Ethics, by Philippe Auclair- Fifa's super-cop Michael J Garcia explains his mission to wash the corruption out of football * Power Play, by James Corbett—The Asian Football Confederation's presidential elections highlight football's murky governance * Genesis, by Davidde Corran—How a tournament in China in 1988 changed women's football forever ------------- Theory ------------- * The Weight of the Armband, by Joel Richards—The Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella explains why he made Lionel Messi national captain * Pep's Four Golden Rules, by Simon Kuper—How Guardiola made Barcelona the masters of the pressing game * Taking the Initiative, by Nick Ames—Andy Roxburgh, the former Uefa technical director, on how football tactics are changing --------------- The North --------------- * City and the City, by David Conn—What does Sheikh Mansour's investment mean for the city of Manchester? * Meanwhile Back in Sunderland, by Jon Spurling—How a Tyne Tees documentary on Cup final day 1973 captured the spirit of the town * That Grandish Pile of Swank, by Anthony Clavane—Tracing Leeds United's place in the tradition of Northern Realism ------------------ Lev Yashin ------------------ * The Jersey That Wasn't Black, by Igor Rabiner—Lev Yashin's widow and Eusébio remember the great Soviet goalkeeper --------------- Polemics --------------- * Partisans and Purists, by Charlie Robinson—Do fans experience football differently to those who watch without a vested interest? * The Lager of Life, by Tim Vickery—Football is haunted by violence, but can it be blamed for it? -------------------- Past Glories -------------------- * The Nearly Men, by Ian Hawkey—Zimbabwe's nostalgia for the Dream Team of Bruce Grobbelaar and the Ndlovu brothers * The Grand Griguol, by Dan Colasimone—How El Viejo defied accusations of boringness to inspire the golden age of Ferro Carril Oeste * A Dream Denied, by Antonis Oikonomidis—But for the politics of Greek football, Ferenc Puskás might have ended up in Athens not Madrid --------------- Fiction --------------- * In Search of Punditaria, by Scott Oliver—An anthropologist heads into the jungle to discover a society founded by stranded football journalists ---------------------------- Greatest Games ---------------------------- * Bari 4 Internazionale 1, Rory Smith—Serie A, Stadio San Nicola, Bari, 6 January 1996 ------------------ Eight Bells ------------------ * Goalless Draws", by Jonathan Wilson- A selection of the best 0-0s in history

England's World Cup Story

England's World Cup Story

From Winterbottom's 1950 to Capello's 2010

  • Author: Andy Groom
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1908582553
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 196
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Are you a loyal England supporter? Do you look forward to the World Cup and eagerly follow England’s progress? Would you like to find out more about the history of your national team and their past performance in top flight football? If so, this book is certain to appeal to you. England’s World Cup Story documents England’s journey in the World Cup from 1950 under the guidance of Sir Walter Winterbottom up to 2010 with Fabio Capello at the helm as manager. Packed with fascinating facts, quotes and profiles of many of the all-time great players, this book tells the story of the England team through the years from the many near misses and disappointments to victory in 1966 and beyond. Who can forget the likes of Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore and Sir Stanley Matthews to name but a few? They are all in this book together with more recent heroes such as David Beckham, Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney. As one of only eight national sides to have lifted the World Cup trophy, this book is a fitting tribute to the England team. This is a must-have for all fans of the beautiful game and anyone with an interest in the history of the World Cup.

Make Us Dream: A Fan's View of the 2013/14 Season

Make Us Dream: A Fan's View of the 2013/14 Season

  • Author: Neil Collins
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1291940707
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 390
  • View: 6424
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LAST summer few football fans would've given Liverpool a realistic chance of Champions League qualification, let alone a title challenge sustained to the final day. But one man believed. The 2013/14 season marked the year when Brendan Rodgers revolutionised the club by restoring the faith and reconnecting it with its fans. Throughout the entire campaign he oversaw a breathtaking brand of football spearheaded by Suarez, Sturridge, Sterling and Steven Gerrard - or "poetry in motion" as the Anfield faithful called it. Kopites asked the squad to ""make us dream,"" and Liverpool were finally awoken from being one of the game's sleeping giants to becoming a force again. Relive all the classic moments through the eyes of a diehard supporter on the road with Rodgers' Reds. And experience fly-on-the-wall accounts of the sights, sounds, songs and smells of match-days. Crammed with in-depth analysis, humour and facts Make Us Dream is not the closing of a chapter, but the start of a compelling new one."

Brian Clough: Nobody Ever Says Thank You

Brian Clough: Nobody Ever Says Thank You

The Biography

  • Author: Jonathan Wilson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1409123189
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 388
  • View: 7740
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The final word on Brian Clough In this first full, critical biography, Jonathan Wilson draws an intimate and powerful portrait of one of England's greatest football managers, Brian Clough, and his right-hand man, Peter Taylor. It was in the unforgiving world of post-war football where their identities and reputations were made - a world where, as Clough and Taylor's mentor Harry Storer once said, 'Nobody ever says thank you.' Nonetheless, Clough brought the gleam of silverware to the depressed East Midlands of the 1970s. Initial triumph at Derby was followed by a sudden departure and a traumatic 44 days at Leeds. By the end of a frazzled 1974, Clough was set up for life financially, but also hardened to the realities of football. By the time he was at Forest, Clough's mask was almost permanently donned: a persona based on brashness and conflict. Drink fuelled the controversies and the colourful character; it heightened the razor-sharp wit and was a salve for the highs of football that never lasted long enough, and for the lows that inevitably followed. Wilson's account is the definitive portrait of this complex and enduring man.

'66

'66

The Inside Story of England's 1966 World Cup Triumph

  • Author: Roger Hutchinson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1780573227
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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'. . . it is now!' With these legendary three words the 1966 World Cup final came to an end. England had won, and at 5.15 p.m. on 30 July 1966, Bobby Moore wiped his hands on his shorts, shook hands with the Queen, and took delivery of the Jules Rimet trophy before a worldwide television audience of 600 million. It was, and remains, the single greatest British sporting achievement. Alf Ramsey had taken a national team whose fortunes and confidence were at their lowest ebb, and made them World Champions. In doing so he was accused of changing the face of soccer, of turning a 'noble game' into a sport which was dominated by fitness, defences and the training park. Ramsey's 'wingless wonders', it was said, 'put football back 100 years.' How far did he and his squad set out to win sport's greatest trophy by any means possible, and how much did accident and circumstance dictate their victory? How good were Ramsey's England? Award-winning sportswriter and historian Roger Hutchinson tells a story which sparkles with wit and with sporting brilliance. '66 is the story of the greatest sporting tournament ever to take place in Britain, one that marked the birth of the modern game. It is the story of a sporting adventure which, far from putting football back 100 years, catapulted it unwillingly into the future. It is a tragedy told with a smile on its face. It is a tale that no sports fan will want to miss.

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

The Official Definitive History

  • Author: Stephen Byrne,Mike Jay
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445636476
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 432
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The official, definitive history of Bristol Rovers FC, from its origins in 1883 to the present day.

Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks

A Biography

  • Author: Jim Morris
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445616742
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 160
  • View: 7573
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A look at the life of one of the footballing greats.