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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 Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing is the world's most comprehensive illustrated work of boxing reference... Featuring biographies of every historic champion across each weight class, from all-time greats such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis and Mike Tyson, to modern legends including Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Floyd Mayweather, it's an indispensable compendium of boxing facts, statistics, history and culture. Covering all aspects of the sport, from its beginnings in the days of illegal challenge matches to the multi-million-dollar televised extravaganza it is today! This encyclopedia includes details of the careers of the world's greatest boxers, descriptions of many of the most iconic fights, and considers the prominent figures behind the scenes such as promoters, trainers and managers. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787395961 Author: Harry Mullan Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 256 Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.5 x 1.9cm

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The essential day-to-day guide for training for and nailing your first marathon. ‘When it comes to running a marathon, it’s not actually about making it to the finish line, it’s about having the guts to make it to the start line.’ In this beautifully designed and not-at-all scary marathon training guide, Chris Evans breaks down how we can all get ourselves off our sofas, up on our feet and onto that start line. And all in just 119 days! Fizzing with energy, great tips and hard-won experience, this is the perfect guide for anyone keen to take up their own marathon challenge, and to change their lives forever. ‘Chris is a mad keen runner. I hope this book inspires others to get out and do it.’ – Sir Mo Farah ‘An awesome way to get to the start line of your first ever marathon and reach the finish line having enjoyed every moment!’ – Paula Radcliffe Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008480752 • Author: Chris Evans • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.9 x 2.4 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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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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Become a pro off the field with this Flick Football gift set. With two pairs of boots, two footballs, two goal posts and a pitch, you have everything you need to start playing this novelty version of the beautiful game. Also included is a brilliant 48-page book which details how to play, as well as tips and tricks, gameplay variations and entertaining football trivia. Play against a friend or set up a league in your office. Why let your feet have all the fun when you can play using your fingers? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789059526 • Publisher: Igloo Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 48 • Dimensions: 16 x 18.5 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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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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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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Jürgen Klopp was confirmed as manager of Liverpool FC in October 2015 to a rapturous reception! His super-sized personality and all-or-nothing style of football and management made him the perfect choice to pump up the volume at Anfield and lift Liverpool out of a slump. Fans and club officials were delighted to get the coach they'd long admired from afar and eager to see the impact he would have on the club and the Premier League. Klopp is the manager to turn players into winners. He's authentic, approachable and funny, charming media and fans alike. He's also merciless and exceptionally driven, his quick temper bubbling away barely under the surface. Klopp's pitch-side passion has enthralled fans, leading to 2019's triumphant Champions League win and culminating in 2020 Premier League victory. Product Information: ISBN: 9780224100755 Author: Raphael Honigstein Publisher: Yellow Jersey Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3cm

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This official book charts the evolution of the Manchester United's matchday publication from a simple team sheet to today's glossy magazine... A vital part of the Old Trafford matchday experience! With stunning front covers, fascinating long-reads, columns from Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson and more. Product Information: ISBN: 9781911613831 Author: Manchester United  Publisher: Reach Sport Format: Hardback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 19.6 x 25.3 x 2.7cm

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Following his passing in 2019, tributes to Bob came flooding in in every major news outlet and from every major figure in the industry - and outside of it.  This autobiography includes never-before-seen writing from Bob alongside contributions from key figures as well as a detailed account of the great England victory over Australia at Headingly in 1981. Edited by Bob's brother David, this book combines a new biography, written by Daily Mail sportswriter Mike Dickson, with a celebration of a truly legendary man.  Tributes from some of his many friends in the world of cricket and beyond are accompanied by reflections on highlights from an eventful life, drawing on autobiographical and personal material by Bob himself, contemporary press reports and the accounts of teammates and opponents. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529341348 • Author: Bob Willis, Mike Dickson • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.2 x 3.2 cm

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Climb the ladder to achieve one-putts by choosing the right putter, achieving an immaculate set up, reading the greens, acquiring touch and feel and honing your skills through drills with One Putt. This book also includes some stunning bespoke photography from Getty's No.1 golf photographer as well as many shots of today's leading Pros shot especially for the book. With TV's best-loved golf analyst, Ken Brown's own analysis and stories from a wealth of experience, this heavily illustrated, easy-to-follow book will make honing this golfing skill easy and entertaining. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780600636441 • Author: Ken Brown • Publisher: Hamlyn • Format: Hardback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 25 x 19.6 x 1.8 cm

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There were those who doubted Jordan Henderson in the past... Now he is a Liverpool captain with a trademark trophy lift, such is his remarkable transformation into one of English football's most influential players.  In reality, Henderson has always been a talented footballer whose effort and commitment were second to none but becoming captain of Liverpool Football Club, combined with the faith put in him by his inspirational manager Jürgen Klopp, has seen the midfielder reach another level. He has led his Liverpool troops to success in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and now the holy grail, the Premier League, following in the footsteps of legends like Emlyn Hughes, Graeme Souness and Alan Hansen in captaining the Reds to become English champions. Jordan Henderson: Notes on a Season is an official club book that provides a fascinating look back at the unique 2019/20 campaign in the words of the skipper who led he way. Thoughtfully penned by Henderson himself, his programme notes give a unique insight into the outlook of the players as they plotted a recordbreaking season and clinched Liverpool's first title since 1990. Henderson's messages give a snapshot of the mindset instilled in his mentality monsters' by Klopp that helped them set such a relentless pace at the top of the table. Put simply, nobody else could get near them.  Product Information: ISBN: 9781911613787 Author: Jordan Henderson  Publisher: Reach Sport Format: Hardback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 13.5 x 20.5 x 2.3cm

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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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The daring exploits of motorcycle race legends Valentino Rossi, Barry Sheene, Casey Stoner and John Surtees are all gloriously celebrated in Moto GP: The Illustrated History. Packed with more than 150 stunning photographs, this authoritative and long-overdue illustrated history celebrates high performance motorbike racing since the start of the world championship in 1949. Each racing decade is dissected and discussed, as are the big incidents, top personalities and technological innovations. To complete the book, motorcycle racing's greatest names - including John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez - provide exclusive personal insights and accounts of what it is like to race at speeds of 180mph.  MotoGP: The Illustrated History is a unique book which brilliantly conveys the exhilarating spirit of this popular sport. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787395091 Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 264 Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.5 x 1.9cm

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At Arsenal, the club where he won the FA Cup three times, Per Mertesacker was affectionately called the 'Big Friendly German.' Standing at 6ft 6in, he was the defender who took fitness so seriously that he invested ten per-cent of his annual salary on personal therapists. His endurance would help him in a decade long career with the German national team, which culminated in him lifting the World Cup in 2014. In his autobiography, Mertesacker reveals the story of that summer in Brazil and details what it really takes to become a success in the game he started playing when he was just four years old. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781909245938 • Author: Per Mertesacker, Raphael Honigstein • Publisher: deCoubertin Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 250 • Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.5 x 2.1 cm

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Explore the life of John Arne Riise as one of the most buccaneering left-sided players in the whole of European football! Winning a Champion League title with Liverpool and becoming the most capped player in Norway's history, explore the ups and downs of a legend's career. Yet beneath the veneer of the fame and success, his ascent masked the huge challenges he had overcoming bullying, a broken home and loneliness. Enjoy this complex and intriguing portrayal of the life of a modern footballer. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781909245693 • Author: John Arne Riise • Publisher: deCoubertin Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 215 • Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 2.5cm

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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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