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Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough

Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough

  • Author: Duncan Hamilton
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007283032
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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‘One day you’ll write a book about this club. Or, more to the point, about me. So you may as well know what I’m thinking and save it up for later when it won’t do any harm to anyone.’

Provided You Don't Kiss Me

Provided You Don't Kiss Me

20 Years with Brian Clough

  • Author: Duncan Hamilton
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007247117
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 263
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"Look Duncan, you're a journalist. One day you'll write a book about this club. Or, more to the point, about me. So you may as well know what I'm thinking and save it up for later when it won't do any harm to anyone.".

The Cambridge Companion to Football

The Cambridge Companion to Football

  • Author: Rob Steen,Jed Novick,Huw Richards
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107433983
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 340
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Football is the world's most popular sport. It is a cultural phenomenon and a global media spectacle. For its billions of fans, it serves as a common language. But where does its enduring popularity come from? Featuring essays from prominent experts in the field, scholars and journalists, this Companion covers ground seldom attempted in a single volume about football. It examines the game's oft-disputed roots and traces its development through Europe, South America and Africa, analysing whether resistance to the game is finally beginning to erode in China, India and the United States. It dissects the cult of the manager and how David Beckham redefined sporting celebrity. It investigates the game's followers, reporters and writers, as well as its most zealous money makers and powerful administrators. A valuable resource for students, scholars and general readers, The Cambridge Companion to Football is a true and faithful companion for anyone fascinated by the people's game.

For the Glory

For the Glory

The Life of Eric Liddell

  • Author: Duncan Hamilton
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473508894
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 528
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‘Eric Liddell deserves a definitive biography. This is it.’ Sunday Times, Books of the Year Faster. Higher. Stronger. No one has embodied the ideals of the Olympic movement quite like Eric Liddell, star of the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire. After refusing to compete on religious principle in the event in which he was favourite, the 100 metres, at the 1924 Games in Paris, Liddell won an astonishing gold medal in the 400 metres. But instead of pursuing a path of global fame and fortune, he chose to follow his calling as a missionary in the country of his birth, China, a land which then fell under the iron grip of a brutal Japanese army. Liddell became the inspirational leader of the work camp in which he, like many thousands, was interned, and For the Glory is the full story of his life, of his family, of his fellow prisoners and the terrible hardships and atrocities they experienced in the Far East. This is the tale of a sporting icon, a man of honour and principle who paid the ultimate sacrifice while becoming the moral centre of an otherwise unbearable world.

The Chinese Room

The Chinese Room

  • Author: Vivian Connell
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1789128951
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 253
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The Chinese Room, first published in 1942, is a novel combining a mysterious string of anonymous letters with the sex lives of the main characters: the exploits of Nicholas, a banker; the sexual awakening of his wife, Muriel; and Nicholas’ affair with Sidone, his secretary and mistress. Set in England in the 1940s, The Chinese Room was very popular despite attempts to censor the book, and underwent numerous reprintings into the 1960s.

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Twenty One

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Twenty One

  • Author: Jonathan Wilson,James Montague,Philippe Auclair,Igor Rabiner,Amy Lawrence,Iain Macintosh,Scott Murray,Rob Smyth
  • Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 192
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First published in June 2016, Issue Twenty One contains 15 articles in 8 sections, including: James Montague visiting Albania to get the lowdown on Ismail Morina and the drone controversy; Igor Rabiner on how a fall from a tree set Leonid Slutsky on his way to the top; and Amy Lawrence curates a people's history of the 1966 World Cup.

Old Big 'Ead

Old Big 'Ead

The Wit & Wisdom of Brian Clough

  • Author: Duncan Hamilton
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
  • ISBN: 1845138295
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 128
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DIV He’s British football’s philosopher manqué. The most successful England manager we never had and a genuine footballing legend. To many, an outspoken working class hero. To others – mainly his targets – he was a bolshy northern gobshite. Never less than opinionated, often controversial and always eloquent, here we present Brian Clough, in his very own words… On himself: ‘I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.’ On Roy Keane: ‘I only ever hit Roy once. He got up, so I couldn’t have hit him very hard.’ On the FA: ‘I’m sure the England selectors thought if they took me on and gave me the job I’d want to run the show. They were shrewd, because that’s exactly what I would have done.’ On being nominated for a knighthood: ‘I thought it was my next door neighbour, because she thought if I got something like that, I’d have to move.’ On handling players: ‘We talk about it for twenty minutes and then we decide I was right.’ On drink: ‘Walk on water? I know most people out there will be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it with my drinks.’ Duncan Hamilton is the author of the acclaimed Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough, for which he won the William Hill Sports Book of Year Award in 2007. He was the Nottingham Evening Post’s Forest reporter during the club, and Clough’s glory years. He is now deputy editor at the Yorkshire Post. /div

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
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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.

Sexualities, Spaces and Leisure Studies

Sexualities, Spaces and Leisure Studies

  • Author: Jayne Caudwell,Kath Browne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135740232
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 168
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This edited collection explores the important connections between sexualities, geographies and leisure studies. Chapters consider aspects of sport, leisure and tourism and show how sexualities are produced and reproduced within these spatial realms. The critical and interdisciplinary analyses—which are evident in the collection—focus on sexuality and the socio-cultural power relations produced through and in the spaces of leisure. These theoretical discussions are all informed by recent research findings and, importantly, extend existing debates within the fields of geography and leisure studies. A range of appropriate and relevant topics are covered, including critical debate on sexism, homophobic, heterosexism and heteronormativity as well as specific LGBT experiences of sport spectatorship, socialising, Mardi Gras and skiing. This book offers a unique collection and it is the first of its kind. This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.

Immortal

Immortal

  • Author: Duncan Hamilton
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446493156
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 528
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The two time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award on George Best, considered the greatest footballer of our time. No other imposed himself so completely on to the romantic imagination. No other was so emblematic of the era during which he flourished. And no other will ever be as memorable as George Best. On the field Best's skills were sublime and almost other-worldly. Off it, he had a magnetic appeal. He was treated like a pop icon and a pin-up; a fashion-model and a sex-symbol. Every man envied him and every woman adored him. To mark the 50th anniversary of his debut for Manchester United, Duncan Hamilton examines Best's crowded life and premature death. But most importantly, Hamilton presents Best at his glorious peak - the precocious goals, the labyrinthine runs, the poise and balletic balance and the body swerves. This is George Best: footballing immortal.