Football (Soccer, Association football)

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  • Aguero

    £5.99

    Aguero

    ‘Agüero’ is the tale of the boy who would go on to re-write football history forever. His dramatic 94th minute goal on the final day of the 2011/12 season, to snatch the title from under rivals Manchester United’s noses, was the most electric moment in Premier League history. This is how the small boy from Argentina became the biggest hero of all.

    £5.99
  • BarçA

    £20.00

    BarçA

    Since the early nineties, when FC Barcelona was still under the charge of sporting legend Johan Cruyff, journalist Simon Kuper has had an intimate connection with the football club, and unprecedented access to staff and facilities. In this book, Kuper tracks the history of FC Barcelona from Cruyff to Lionel Messi. He analyses the largely unchanging structure of the club (from its Catalan merchant-class directors down to its impressive pool of footballing talent), and reveals the localised, long-term focus that has long guided its workings. He studies how the revolutionary ‘Barcelona Innovation Hub’ is shaping the club’s future, how the football philosophy is built on a cross-pollination of different sports such as waterpolo and basketball, and, crucially, how a nutritional revolution is constantly optimising the fitness of the players.

    £20.00
  • Boot Sale

    £9.99

    Boot Sale

    For football fans who hungrily feed on gossip and rumour, Christmas comes twice a year – once in August and again in January. These are the months when the transfer window dominates thoughts, when the prospect of a new signing or two reinvigorates the hopes and dreams of the hopelessly devoted. Nige Tassell goes behind the scenes to observe the workings of the transfer window and to examine why it continues to hold such fascination for a nation of football lovers. He speaks to players, managers, chairmen, agents, scouts, analysts, fans, journalists, broadcasters and even bookmakers to hear how they survive – and possibly prosper from – these red-letter months in the football calendar.

    SKU: 9781787290327 Category: Tag:
    £9.99
  • Pickford

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    Pickford

    Jordan Pickford is the hero goalkeeper whose super-save won England their first ever World Cup penalty shootout, and whose will to win inspired England to battle all the way to the semi-finals. This is the story of how a young boy with a big dream became Everton’s number-one keeper and England’s star player at the 2018 World Cup.

    £5.99
  • Redemption

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    Redemption

    Troy Deeney is best known as Watford FC’s captain and a thorn in Arsenal’s side. But behind the successful and gritty football persona is a remarkable story of resilience. In this brutally honest and inspirational memoir, Troy shares what it was like to grow up on Europe’s largest council estate, where his mum worked three jobs and his father, a notorious drug dealer, was frequently in and out of prison. He shares stories of self-sabotage, from simply not turning up to Aston Villa’s football trials as a teenager, playing while drunk to being imprisoned for affray at the height of his career. But Troy never gave up, even when it meant playing professional football with an ankle tag. He went on to score 20+ goals in three successive seasons and became the Club Captain, an FA Cup finalist, promotion winner and Watford’s record scorer. This is his story.

    £20.00
  • Scouted

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    Scouted

    Roy Race is a totally normal 16-year-old. He just happens to be the best striker in Melchester, too… Roy’s always dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and playing for Melchester Rovers, the team he’s supported his entire life, but he never thought he’d get a chance – until now!

    £6.99
  • Teamwork

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    Teamwork

    Roy Race is living the dream. After all, how many 16-year-olds get to play up front for their favourite football team? Except life as Melchester Rovers’ new star striker isn’t easy. Everyone’s looking at him differently, social media is a nightmare, and Rovers are still stuck at the bottom of the league…

    £6.99
  • The Football Book

    £20.00

    The Football Book

    Whether you are a keen player, a lifelong supporter, or an armchair football manager, this book illustrates every aspect of the most popular sport in the world. It reveals the story behind the game – from the history of the sport to the results of tournaments in the 2019-20 season, and the rescheduled 2020 European Cup. Step-by-step artworks and jargon-free text profile the roles of players, equipment, team formations, strategies, and individual skills, while maps, quotes, and statistics give you all of the key facts on national teams, famous club sides, and iconic players, as well as the greatest competitions around the world.

    SKU: 9780241428320 Category: Tag:
    £20.00
  • Trippier

    £5.99

    Trippier

    Kieran Trippier is the boy from Bury whose free-kick skills earned him the nickname ‘The Bury Beckham’. His determined defending and amazing goal-scoring have made him a Tottenham Hotspur hero – and, at the 2018 World Cup, his dramatic goal against Croatia almost earned England a place in the World Cup Final. The sky is the limit for England’s new flying full-back, and now you can read the exciting story of his journey.

    £5.99
  • Wings of Change

    £12.99

    Wings of Change

    Wings of Change explores how the world’s biggest energy drinks business influenced football. After taking over Austria Salzburg and changing their crest, colours and name, the project went to New York, Leipzig, São Paulo and Sogakope. Despite the backlash that followed, Red Bull have established themselves as a global force in football.

    SKU: 9781785317293 Category: Tag:
    £12.99