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As one of the greatest natural footballers this country has ever seen, Michael Owen's career has always divided opinion among fans. Having his life mapped out as a professional footballer, Owen was programmed for success and by the age of 17 he made his Premier League debut. Being England's youngest goalscorer at the World Cup and eventually becoming the second youngest player to lift the Ballon d'Or, he had an extraordinary start to what would be a legendary career. Discover this fascinating untold story of what really happens behind the scenes of an elite football life player out under the full glare of the spotlight! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781911613336• Author: Michael Owen• Publisher: Reach Sport• Format: Hardback• Pages: 368• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3.5cm

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As the manager of Sheffield Wednesday and Everton, Harry Catterick amassed more top flight points in the 1960s than all his rivals, finishing outside the top 6 on only one occasion. Yet, unfairly, he stands in the shadows of contemporaries such as Bill Shankly, Don Revie and Brian Clough in the public consciousness. Following extensive research, including being given unique access to the Catterick family’s documents and photographs, Rob Sawyer has recounted the life of this football great for the very first time. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781909245181• Author: Rob Sawyer• Publisher: DeCoubertin Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 214• Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 x 1.5cm

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Before Abu Dhabi turned it into one of the world's richest, Manchester City was a very different club. Being the most idiosyncratic and dysfunctional in the country at one point, City rocked from one crisis to another for around 20 years. In opening the doors to Maine Road's boardroom, dressing room and executive lounges, by speaking to the directors, players and managers, discover the struggle in this insightful story Caught Beneath the Landslide. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781909245808• Author: Tim Rich• Publisher: deCoubertin Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 223• Dimensions: 22 x 15.5 x 3cm

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In 11 consecutive seasons of top-flight football between 1972 and 1983, Bob Latchford scored more league goals than any other First Division player. A British transfer record holder and icon of his era, for fans of Everton, Birmingham City, Swansea City and England Latchford was a man who truly 'walked on water'. Despite being one of the most prominent footballers of his era, Latchford remained uneasy with his fame and the focus it brought. Only now, nearly three decades after he last played professional football, has Latchford decided for the first time to put his life story down on paper.The must-have read for all those football-mad fans. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781909245297• Author: Bob Latchford• Publisher: deCoubertin Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 198• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 2.5cm

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Whether you remember Gazza's tears or Pavarotti's 'Nessun Dorma', the World Cup breathed new confidence into English football. Delve into the exclusive interviews with key figures such as Roger Milla, Toto Schillaci and Terry Butcher, England's captain on that never-forgotten semi-final night in Turin. World in Motion explores the full impact of Italia '90 around the world - and the legacy that endures to this day. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781909245655• Author: Simon Hart• Publisher: deCoubertin Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 381• Dimensions: 22 x 15.5 x 4cm

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This is the story of when Grand Prix was out of control. Mechanical failure, lethal track design, fire and incompetence snuffed out dozens of eager young drivers, who had become almost expendable. It was the 60s and early 70s and this waste of life was often televised for millions to see. With boycotts of the prestigious Belgian and German Grand Prix, drivers fought to get their voices heard but it would be a long and painful time before conditions changed. Featuring many famous drivers, including three World Champions Emerson Fittipaldi, Sir Jackie Stewart and John Surtees OBE John L Matthews goes to the heart of these deadly years in the Grand Prix and tells the story in the words of the men who were there. This paperback book has 159 pages and measures: 19.8 x 13 x 1.3cm

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David Fairclough started just 92 games in an eight year Liverpool career yet his standing as one of the most famous goalscorers in the club’s illustrious history is without question. Another 66 appearances as substitute boosted his Anfield career total and it was for his role as Liverpool’s number 12 for which he is best remembered. Fairclough was, and always will be, the original ‘Supersub’. Yet it is a moniker he loved and loathed in equal measure and one he felt ultimately held him back in his career. In this refreshingly candid autobiography Fairclough relives the highs and lows of a colourful career. He recalls his meteoric rise to stardom and the priceless contribution he made to the Liverpool’s remarkable success under Bob Paisley. From his key role against St Etienne on arguably Anfield’s greatest night, through a career that witnessed 19 major trophies, Fairclough lifts the lid on what life was really like for him in the Anfield dressing room of that time, his often fraught relationship with Paisley and explains the psychological burden of being cast as ‘the outsider looking in’. In an evocative collaboration with journalist Mark Platt, Fairclough’s story is at once a compelling insight into one of the greatest teams in football history, populated by the great players whom David played with and against, and the gripping and characteristically honest memoir of one of Liverpool’s most popular sons. Ideal for football fans. This hardback book has 243 pages and measures: 24 x 16 x 3cm approx.

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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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One of the greatest footballers in the world, Antoine Griezmann, is a World Cup hero, Euros Golden Boot winner and former La Liga Player of the Season ahead of Lionel Messi. But rejected by all the French academies because of his size and frail physique, Greizmann had to head to Spain's Basque reion at the age of just fourteen as Real Sociedad of San Sebastian was the only club to believe in him. Now, Greizmann has gone on to achieve great things... So delve into this fascinating personal story told with emotion and honesty, revealing the courage and sacrifice required to make it to the top. A rare insight into one of modern football's most mercurial talents. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781911613350• Author: Antoine Griezmann• Publisher: Reach Sport• Format: Paperback• Pages: 249• Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2cm

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Mastering the Premier League is the story behind the success of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City! It offers an in-depth look at the tactical concepts underlying a footballing superpower - revealing who does what, how and why. Discover the secrets of the game model developed by Guardiola that sets City apart from the rest. When Guardiola joined Manchester City in 2016 there were doubts that he could replicate his successful model of football in the English game... But after a single season of acclimatisation we saw those doubts shattered as City won the Premier League in 2017/18 with a record 100 points. Delve into everything there is to know on the success of Pep Guardiola and much more! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785315633• Author: Lee Scott• Publisher: Pitch Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 256• Dimensions: 26 x 14 x 3cm

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The noise grew. Everywhere you looked Newcastle fans were on their feet, United, at last, in song. St James' Park was rocking, a noise that carried down from the cathedral at the top of the hill, down through the city. It felt like a celebration. It wasn't. Newcastle - facing Tottenham Hotspur on the last day of the 2015/16 Premier League season - had already been relegated. The fervent atmosphere was instead a final call of support for the manager, Rafa Benitez. It was only his tenth game in charge - not enough time for him to steer Newcastle clear of relegation - yet the St James' crowd were imploring him to stay. The Spaniard had fallen into the hearts of the people of Tyneside. Spurs - second in the league before kick-off - were beaten 5-1. A club was stirring back to life. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781909245662• Author: Martin Hardy• Publisher: DeCoubertin Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 237• Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 2.5cm

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Dive into the life-affirming journey to the heart of the world's most dangerous race... the Isle of Man TT!Throwing it back to the maverick era that existed before PR platitudes and PC attitudes, join author Rick Broadbent as he gets inside the helmets of four leading motorcycle racers as they battle fear, fire and family tragedy for a gritty sort of glory!Join the famous pheneomenons as they tell their astonishing stories in a book that provides the most rounded, intimate, behind-the-scences account yet of the last great race. Rick Broadbent has delivered the final word on the Isle of Man TT...One that really gets to grips with an event that continually pulls unsung riders and fans back year after year to witness That Near Death Thing!Product Information:• ISBN: 9781409138976• Author: Rick Broadbent• Publisher: Orion Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 360• Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.4cm

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