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Andy Woodward was a wide-eyed, hopeful footballer playing for Stockport Boys, when Barry Bennell first noticed him... Andy was 11 years old, and Bennell a youth coach with a big reputation for spotting and nurturing young footballing talent. The clubs Bennell worked for and the parents of the boys he coached, trusted and believed in him, inviting him into their lives and their homes. But behind the charismatic mask was a profoundly evil man willing to go to any lengths to satisfy his own dark appetites. A compelling and relevant story of the dark secret at the heart of football and another chapter in the ongoing expose of institutionalised corruption. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781473699694 • Author: Andy Woodward • Publisher: Coronet • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 13.34 x 1.91 cm

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The definitive illustrated guide to UEFA EURO 2020 that no football fan should be without. One of the most eagerly anticipated events on the sporting calendar, the 16th edition of the UEFA European Championship will take place between 11 June and 11 July 2021, at 12 venues across 12 countries, with 24 teams competing for the most prestigious international prize in the European game. UEFA EURO 2020: The Official Book covers every aspect of the tournament, from the host cities and nations to full profiles of all 24 qualified teams, along with features on the star players due to light up the competition and magic moments from EUROs past. Packed full of facts and statistics, and beautifully illustrated with a superb collection of photographs, UEFA EURO 2020: The Official Book is suitable for fans of all ages and is the perfect accompaniment to the year's biggest football event. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787394032 • Author: Keir Radnedge • Publisher: Welbeck • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 24.61 x 18.9 cm

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Packed with fantastic puzzles to tackle, this football puzzle book is guaranteed to keep fans entertained long after the final whistle has blown. Football-crazy kids will love to get their heads in the game with these themed quizzes, mazes, wordsearches, crosswords, guess the goals, stats attacks, spot the difference puzzles and many more. Packed full of engaging puzzles to entertain for hours, this book is suitable for supporters of any team to test their knowledge. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781780556369• Author: Clive Gifford• Publisher: Buster Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 128• Dimensions: 13.5 x 1 x 21.6 cm

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An inspiring, positive and practical guide for kids from Marcus Rashford MBE, footballer and child food poverty campaigner. It’s hard to know what is possible until you start. You have to be able to dream big and be prepared to work towards your dreams. I’ve achieved a lot so far, but it didn’t come in one go; big things rarely happen overnight, and good things rarely happen as if by magic . . . Marcus Rashford is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now, Marcus Rashford MBE wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life. Written with journalist Carl Anka, this empowering guide is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life. Perfect for readers who need to hear that they already are champions – they just might not know it yet. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529068177 • Author: Marcus Rashford, Carl Anka • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 22.1 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm

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You have the potential to make anything possible. In this hugely positive and helpful book for readers aged 12 and up, Gareth gives YOU the tools to be confident, resilient and to overcome your own challenges for your exciting journey ahead, wherever it takes you. Be Brave Bravery is not just the kind of heroic act that earns a medal. It's the quality we need to step out of our comfort zones and take on new challenges. Be Kind A force for good that comes from the heart, kindness changes lives. It opens up opportunities and can be our greatest strength. Follow Your Dreams We all have a story to tell in life. It's down to us what it will be about. So, let's begin writing your story - and make it one that truly shines. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529135329 • Author: Gareth Southgate • Publisher: Century • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.7 x 2.7 cm

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Inspired by the stories Danny and I have shared with each other about what life in football is really like: in the dressing room, in the commentary box, on the pitch and – with the appropriate pixellation – in the showers afterwards! What’s it really like to play with Messi? I wouldn’t know, but I have starred alongside him in an advert for Walkers crisps. And, well, his performance was world-class. And what is a life in football really like? You won’t learn much from the dull-as-dishwater post-match interviews – it’s a world of secrets, superstitions, laughs and personalities, and let me tell you, half of it you won’t believe. I’ve looked back at my playing days, from England to Leicester, Everton to Barcelona, Tottenham to, er, Nagoya Grampus Eight, and shared the chaotic behind-the-scenes secrets of Match of the Day – and Danny has chipped in with stories from a lifetime following the game as a fan. From Italia ’90 to Leicester’s Premier League fairytale, from yellow cards to World Cup trophies (I’ve never been awarded either), you’ll find it all here – everything you always wanted to know about football, but didn’t realise that you did. Product Information: ISBN: 9781529124361 Author: Gary Lineker & Danny Baker Publisher: Century Format: Hardback Pages: 368 Dimensions: 15.6 x 24 x 3cm

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Delve into the first biography of Dutch formula one wunderkind Max Verstappen. Few drivers have ever shaken up Formula 1 in quite the same way as Max Verstappen. Already the youngest competitor in F1 history, his debut race for Red Bull at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix saw him become the youngest driver ever to win a race, achieve a podium finish or even lead a lap. As the son of F1 legend Jos and elite-level kart driver Sophie Kumpen, Max was destined to be a racing driver. And since that headline-grabbing debut, he has continued to make an indelible impression on the sport, courting criticism and plaudits in equal measure. Sports journalist James Gray seeks to understand the outspoken nature and aggressive driving style that make Verstappen a must-watch before, during and after races, and why his Dutch fans, who turn up to cheer him on in their orange-clad droves, are quite so fanatical. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785787300 • Author: James Gray • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.46 cm

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The Pocket Book of Wales Rugby is a classic collection of words of wit and wisdom by, and about, the famous coaches, great players and celebrity fans who have sung "Bread of Heaven" and "Land of my Fathers" cheering on the Welsh Rugby Team. Here are more than 170 quotes from the glorious eras of domination to the multiple Rugby World Cup what-ifs. The thoughts of legends such as Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams, Colin Chavis, Dan Lydiate and Warren Gatland, and dozens of others who have proudly worn the Three Feathers on their shirt, make this the perfect homage to Welsh rugby. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781781779101• Author: Gary Baker• Publisher: Seven Oaks• Format: Hardback• Pages: 192• Dimensions: 14.5 x 12 x 2cm

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There has never been a season like 2019/20. And there has never been a manager like Jürgen Klopp. On and off the pitch the campaign was extraordinary and at the heart of everything, one man had a goal to create history for Liverpool Football Club and take the club's fans somewhere they hadn't been for decades. Jürgen Klopp: Notes on a Season is an official club book that provides a fascinating look back at this unique campaign in the words of the manager who was the driving force, making it all possible. The Liverpool boss is a one-off and his programme notes for every home game gave fans a window into his thoughts as he became the first manager since Kenny Dalglish in 1990 to turn Liverpool into champions of England. Jürgen Klopp: Notes on a Season is a glorious reminder of a unique season and how the German genius plotted the course. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911613770 • Author: Jurgen Klopp • Publisher: Reach Sport • Format: Hardcover • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.7 x 2.2 cm

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Formula One 2021, the world's bestselling Grand Prix handbook, is the essential resource for the season ahead! Formula 1 fans will be kept fully up to speed with detailed examinations of all the teams racing in 2021 (from Mercedes and Red Bull to Ferrari and Aston Martin), every driver in competition (including Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton), and all the tracks featured on the packed Grand Prix calendar. It also reviews the 2020 season with race-by-race reports and statistics, highlights changes to the rules and regulations for 2021, and discusses major talking points in F1. As well as the drivers' and constructors' world championship tables from 2020, there is a fill-in guide for 2021, so each book can become a personalised record of the Formula One season. Complementing Bruce Jones's insightful text are dozens of colour photographs, detailed circuit maps and a statistics section containing the major records from more than 70 years of the world's most thrilling and glamorous motor sport. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787395725 Author: Bruce Jones Publisher: Welbeck Publishing  Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Dimensions: 18.9 x 24.6 x 1cm

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Pat Nevin never wanted to be a professional footballer. His future was clear, he'd become a teacher like his brothers. There was only one problem with this - Pat was far too good to avoid attention. Placed firmly in the 80s and 90s, before the advent of the Premier League, and often with racism and violence present, Pat Nevin writes with honesty, insight and wry humour. We are transported vividly to Chelsea and Everton, and colourfully diverted by John Peel, Morrissey and nights out at the Hacienda. The Accidental Footballer is a different kind of football memoir. Capturing all the joys of professional football as well as its contradictions and conflicts, it's about being defined by your actions, not your job, and is the perfect reminder of how life can throw you the most extraordinary surprises, when you least expect it. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913183370 • Author: Pat Nevin • Publisher: Monoray • Format: Hardback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 3.4 cm

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One of rugby’s most ferocious flankers and biggest characters, James Haskell has had an extraordinary, global experience of the game, having played for the Wasps, Northampton and England, and in New Zealand, France and Japan. Whether he’s recalling the most brutal team socials; dispelling the myths surrounding New Zealand’s dominance; introducing his Japanese teammates to manscaping or calling out play-acting in the modern game, no subject is off limits. Side-splittingly funny and ruthlessly honest, What A Flanker delves into the touring, drinking, training, eating and sometimes unconscionable antics of the professional rugby player. It’s an unforgettable read, even if there are some stories you’d rather forget… Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008403683 • Author: James Haskell • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Hardcover • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 24 x 15.9 x 3.3 cm

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Whether you're a football fan, a tennis aficionado, a keen golfer or a basketball nut you'll love this top collection of facts – the must-have miscellany for any sports fan. Featuring obscure, unbelievable, intriguing and engaging facts about some of the world’s most popular ball sports, discover fascinating nuggets of information on the sports, the balls, the players, the history and plenty more. All the major ball sports are covered and you can find out why the number of dimples on a golf ball can make you a better player, what the fastest recorded serve is in a tennis match and who is the world’s highest-earning ball player. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911026617 • Author: Alf Alderson • Publisher: Dog 'n' Bone • Format: Hardback • Pages: 64  • Dimensions: 18.54 x 12.32 x 1.27 cm

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St Helens Match of My Life features the proud tales of some of the greatest rugby league players ever to wear the Red Vee of St Helens. The Saints are known as one of the most successful teams of the Super League era, but the memories also cover the glory days before the game switched to the summer months. Ray French - legendary rugby league player and commentator - talks fondly about the 1966 Challenge Cup Final victory over fierce rivals Wigan Warriors, while Paul Loughlin recalls scoring 14 points in a 15-14 win over Leeds in the John Player Trophy Final - only to see the morning's newspaper headlines focus on one of his team-mates. Current St Helens captain James Roby was the first player to score a try at the new Wembley. Tommy Martyn remembers going from top of the world to rock bottom in just ten days. Keith Mason explains how his life changed from being a rugby player to attending film premieres with some of the biggest stars in the world. Tommy Makinson, Apollo Perelini, Phil Veivers and Paul Wellens also share their memories. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785315473 • Author: David Kuzio • Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256  • Dimensions: 22.3 x 14.6 x 2.7 cm

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From one of Britain's most-loved national treasures comes a much-needed Bible of straight-talking honesty and sharp observational humour. Fresh from months of staying at home, Freddie is ready to impart his effortless charm and wisdom on a wild array of topics. From the significant: climate change - maybe it's our time to go? To the vital: I'm only doing things I like doing now, not the things I should. From time-worn questions: what even is political correctness and has the world really gone mad? To our new reality: what are the politics of zoom and is it okay to keep pretending my computer has crashed? Right, Said Fred is exactly the tonic you need after experiencing all of the highs and many, many lows of a helluva year. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788701983 • Author: Andrew Flintoff • Publisher: Blink Publishing • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 2.9 cm

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Wim Hof is widely celebrated for his astounding achievements, breaking world records withstanding extreme temperatures and running barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. Most of all, he's shown us that these feats are not superhuman - but that all of us have the ability to be stronger, healthier and happier than we've ever imagined. In The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares his simple three-pillar approach that anyone can use to improve health and performance - and see real results within just a few days. Refined over forty years and championed by scientists across the globe, you'll learn how to harness three key elements of Cold, Breathing and Mindset to master mind over matter and achieve the impossible. Product Information: ISBN: 9781846046292 Author: Wim Hof Publisher: Rider Format: Hardback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 22.5 x 14 x 2.5cm

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Discover Jamie Redknapp in his inspirational story into the deeply moving and personal account of growing up as Harry Redknapp's second son and how his life transformed into an enchanting love letter to football 'I'm Jamie Redknapp. Chances are my surname rings a bell. I want to introduce you to a colourful cast of characters from my formative years.' 'This book is the story of my childhood and adolescence. Like many others, I guess it's a pretty typical mix of caravans and lollies, sweaty T-shirts and paper rounds, cheese sandwiches and Glacier Mints, The A Team, E.T. and Chinese takeaways. But this is also the story of a journey through an extraordinary childhood obsession with football. One minute it was all about Shoot! magazine, endless keepy-ups and countless impromptu kickabouts... The next, I'm playing for Bournemouth Reserves against terrifying, fully-grown men. Writing Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer has helped me discover so much about myself This book is my way of explaining who and what have made me... well, me.' 'One of the best books I've ever read about what it takes to become a pro.' - Frank Lampard. Product Information: ISBN: 9781472271938 Author: Jamie Redknapp Publisher: Headline  Format: Hardback Pages: 336 Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.8 x 3.4cm

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Whether it’s covering pre-season tours or getting behind dressing room doors, few people know Everton Football Club like David Prentice. As a trusted journalist for the Liverpool Echo since the 1980s he had daily visits to the training ground, interviewed players, enjoyed unrivalled access to the manager’s office and found out what was really happening on the blue half of Merseyside. A long career following the fortunes of his beloved Blues has taken him to some strange places, including Peter Johnson’s yacht in Saint-Tropez, a disco in Italy with Mike Walker and on a boozy night in Dublin with the 1995 FA Cup winning team – a far cry from the days when he would support Everton from the stands and hope to one day wear the famous royal blue strip himself. He was with the Blues every step of the way as they clinched that FA Cup and fought off relegation several times in the same decade – forging lasting friendships with Joe Royle and Walter Smith, who were guests at his wedding as he married legend Dixie Dean’s grand-daughter. He got the inside track on the controversial sale of Duncan Ferguson, was called as a witness in a court case between Wayne Rooney and David Moyes and even had to stand his ground when he was effectively put on trial in front of the entire Everton squad over an article he had written. Product Information: ISBN: 9781911613855 Author: David Prentice Publisher: Reach Sport Format: Hardback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 14.4 x 22.3 x 3.4cm

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'At high speed everything becomes more difficult and more beautiful. When you're racing at 180mph, the semi-bends become bends, the little holes become big holes, everything becomes extreme and bigger. And then it becomes beautiful.' Valentino Rossi is an icon: the most successful and most loved motorcycle racer of all time, he has transcended MotoGP to become a symbol of courage, risk and daring. To race for twenty-three years at the very highest level of the world's most dangerous sport is unprecedented. But then, there has never been a motorcycle racer like Valentino Rossi. He is a modern-day gladiator, a man who still risks his life every time he throws a leg over a motorcycle. Yet for all his two-wheel talents, it is Rossi's endearing character that has seen him transcend the sport. For Rossi, every race is a home race. He turns MotoGP grandstands across the world a sea of yellow - his traditional lucky colour. In more than two decades of Grand Prix racing, he has seen it all. The deaths of rivals and friends, the glory of unprecedented success, serious injuries, fabulous wealth, the greatest battles ever seen on two wheels, the infamous on and off-track clashes with his fiercest rivals. Using exclusive new interviews with those who have been part of Rossi's story from start to finish, critically-acclaimed and bestselling motorsport author Stuart Barker has produced the most in-depth book ever written about the Italian superstar - a tale of speed, love and loss, told in full for the very first time, in all its adrenalin-charged, high-octane glory. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789464184 • Author: Stuart Barker • Publisher: John Blake • Format: Paperback • Pieces: 368  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.2 cm

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The full story behind Liverpool's 30-year wait for a top-flight title and guide to them winning a first Premier League crown. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913578206 • Author: Mark Platt • Publisher: Grange Communications • Format: Hardback • Pages: 96 • Dimensions: 17.7 x 24.7 x 1.4cm 

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