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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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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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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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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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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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It is every school boy's dream to become a highly paid and successful Premier League star... Discover the real story behind every footballers rise to the top from the beginning of the journey! Written by a journalist and a top football agent, unveiling how managers, parents and players get cut into football's multi billion pound industry. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785210280• Author: Haynes• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 163• Dimensions: 23 x 18 x 1cm

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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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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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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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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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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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What separates the good from the truly great players? How do football managers get the best out of their team? How do you come back from a crushing defeat to win? In How to Win The Secret Footballer teams up with The Secret Psychologist to crack the secrets of success and share with us the tricks and tips that keep the best players at the top of their game. Exploring the winning mindset from confidence to concentration, exposing the successes, the failures and the frauds, this inspirational, funny and thought-provoking book will shock and entertain. And while most of us will never dribble like Messi or strike like Suarez, we can learn to think like them -- and aim to succeed at football, and at life. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781783351244• Author: Guardian Faber Publishing• Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 320• Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 1.9cm

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This lovingly compiled book is a photographic celebration of Hampshire's greatest club, drawing on the thousands of outstanding pictures contained within the Daily Mirror's huge archive. All the club's legendary figures, from Wayman to Bates, Paine, McMenemy, Ball, Channon, Keegan, Shearer and Le Tissier are of course featured, but this is much more than a visual record of famous names and great games. It provides a unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the day-to-day atmosphere of a great club down the years. The nooks and crannies of the old intimate Dell and, more recently, their impressive St Mary's home, the players, the fans and the off-beat quirks and curiosities that help make Saints such a special club. Wonderfully nostalgic and hugely evocative, a must for all Southampton fans. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780857331816• Author: David James• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 208• Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 2cm

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Barry Sheene is arguably the greatest British motorcycle racing rider of all time. A chancer, lovable rogue and the leading sports star of his era, adored by the public and press alike, he won two world motorcycle championships in 1976 and 1977. He achieved iconic status by being involved in some horrific crashes and was dubbed 'the bionic man' on account of the amount of metal used to reconstruct his legs after a particularly bad accident. He later emigrated to Australia and became a leading commentator. He died of cancer in 2003. For the first time Barry's widow, Stephanie, and family have agreed to open up their personal archive to give an unprecedented insight into the two-time 500cc world champion. Via private photographs, memorabilia and letters, award-winning Times journalist and author Rick Broadbent will tell the story of a remarkable man in unprecedented fashion. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781472944580• Author: Rick Broadbent• Publisher: Bloomsbury• Format: Hardback• Pages: 224• Dimensions: 26.5 x 26.5 x 2.5cm

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This is Bobby Brown's remarkable life in and out of football, highlighting his debut as Scottish manager in the famous Wembley win over world champions England in 1967. The book charts his progress from schoolboy playing for Queen's Park to Scottish international goalkeeper in wartime and after. Bobby's Fleet Air Arm service is recounted, as is his honours-laden Rangers career, including the first 'Treble' in 1949, as part of their fabled 'Iron Curtain' defence. As a PE teacher, he was a part-timer in a full-time team and reveals the pressures that created. His first managerial job at St Johnstone preceded being national manager whose 'highs and lows' are recalled, along with insights into many of the Scottish game's leading figures. In 1971 Bobby left football to be a successful restaurateur and businessman. His non-football interests are covered including the outdoors, the church and family life - along with his delight at his induction to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Ideal for football fans. This hardback book has 254 pages and measures: 24 x 16 x 2.5cm approx.

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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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Wilson on the Wing is the exhilarating story of the life and times of Davie Wilson, one of the greatest forwards ever to play for Rangers FC. Spotted as a schoolboy, Wilson began at Ibrox in 1956. After being lauded in the Scottish press for his early performances, he became a stalwart of the great Rangers side of the early 1960s. He soon gained a reputation as not just a creator of goals but a regular scorer, and was part of an attacking trident that netted over 100 goals in the 1962/63 season.  Wilson on the Wing traces Davie's life from his mining-village roots to his emergence as one of the greatest Scottish wingers of his generation. The book is filled with anecdotes and memories from Wilson's playing career - as well as his time at Rangers, there are stories from playing at Dundee United and Dumbarton, plus his 22 Scotland appearances. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785316333 • Author: Davie Wilson • Publisher: Pitch Publishing • Format: Hardback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 24.1 x 15 x 2cm

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