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The beautiful game has taught me a lot, but I’ve had quite a life outside of football too. This book is full of my best stories – kickabouts with jumpers for goalposts with Bobby Moore, mine and Sandra’s disastrous honeymoon to Torquay in a dodgy car and my funniest ‘Mr Pastry’ moments – as well as my thoughts on the important things in life. I’m finally sharing what I’ve learned on and off the pitch: from growing up poor in Poplar to the heights of the Premiership and even lying in a coffin with a load of rats on national television. It’s everything I know about true team spirit, hard work, tough times, why family are so important and why everyone deserves respect no matter whether they’re royal or sleeping rough – and, of course, the real joy of a jam roly-poly. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529104905• Author: Harry Redknapp• Publisher: Ebury Press• Format: Hardback• Pages: 256• Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.7 x 24 cm

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Being a footballer is not just kicking a ball about with twenty-one other people on a big grass rectangle. Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football's most heinous crime. In How to be a Footballer, Peter Crouch took us into a world of bad tattoos and even worse haircuts, a world where you're on the pitch one minute, spending too much money on a personalised number plate the next. In I, Robot, he lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale's magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment, and why Crouchy's dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005. 'Whether you're an armchair expert, or out in the stands every Saturday, crazy for five-a-side or haven't put on a pair of boots since school, this is the real inside story of how to be a footballer.' Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529104615• Author: Peter Crouch• Publisher: Ebury Press• Format: Hardback• Pages: 272• Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.8 x 24 cm

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How to Grow Old is a stupid title, because the answer is obvious: Don’t Die. Provided you don’t die, you are growing old. Don’t come to this book under any illusions. It isn’t going to tell you how to stay alive any longer. It won’t help you understand the aging process from a sociological and anthropological perspective, and I’m not sure how much practical advice you’re going to get. However, if you happen to want to know what a white, heterosexual, middle-aged man thinks of getting old – from the struggle to stay fit, keep hold of your friends or stay relevant, to why I’m better at doing a dump now than at any time in my life – this book could very well be exactly what you have been looking for. You might even find it a bit funny. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529105391• Author: John Bishop• Publisher: Ebury Press• Format: Hardback• Pages: 256• Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm

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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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Join BBC Sport journalist Phil Cartwright as he dives into the most shocking football moments including all of the mavericks, pioneers and anti-heroes that have defined the football history! From Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt to Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick, celebrate 30 different iconic game-changers that broke the heart of nations and led to up-roars of crowds. From stories of red cards, dirty tackles, biting, pitch invaders and much more, explore the unforgettable journey of the good, the bad and the downright outrageous. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781784882440• Author: Phil Cartwright• Publisher: Hardie Grant Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 160• Dimensions: 18.5 x 15 x 2.5cm

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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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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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Attracting huge TV audiences worldwide, the Celtic V Rangers clash in Glasgow is one of football's major events... Join author David Potters as he reveals the joy that a victory over the rivals brings to Celtic support, from their derby-day triumphs in 1890's right up to the present day. Covering an expert selection of 50 legendary occasions, all rich in detail! From Jimmy Quinn's hat-trick in 1904 to the 6-2 'Demolition Derby' of 2000! Featuring many top players, celebrate the many occasions when Celtic beat Rangers. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785315671• Author: David Potter• Publisher: Pitch Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 253• Dimensions: 22.5 x 15 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 one of the football's most recognisable goalkeeper's lives and explore a playing career across four decades as Jens Lehmann represented three of Europe's most illustrious clubs! Follow Lehmann's path of self-analysis, his obsession with the game and the sporting level he felt most comfortable with... His journey with Arsenal or having won the UEFA Cup with Schalke! 'A work like his career. Entertaining and a bit crazy' - Der Spiegal. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781909245624• Author: Jens Lehmann• Publisher: deCoubertin Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 242• Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 3cm

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Discover the definitive account of one of English Football's pioneering institutions... This exhaustive study details every game, campaign, player and manager in the Gunners' storied history up to the 2017/18 season. This edition is hand made, cloth bound and presented in a slip case. Weighing in at 550 pages with full appendixes detailing the careers of hundreds of players, this book is a must-read for every fan of one of Europe's most extraordinary clubs. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781909245792• Author: Josh James, Andy Kelly, Mark Andrews• Publisher: deCoubertin Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 595• Dimensions: 26 x 19 x 4.5cm

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