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The Official Tottenham Hotspur Annual 2021 (Hardcover): Grange Communications Ltd The Official Tottenham Hotspur Annual 2021 (Hardcover)
Grange Communications Ltd
R253 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R47 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 2021 Annual is a must for all Tottenham Hotspur soccer supporters. We have a definitive Premier League season review, along with an in-depth profile of our manager and the backroom team. The action-packed Annual features pictures, games and quizzes for everyone to enjoy. With profiles of all of your favourite players, there's everything you need to know about your favorite soccer club! Come on you Spurs! IMAGE OF 2020 ANNUAL FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES

Aaron Hernandez's Killing Fields - Exposing Untold Murders, Violence, Cover-Ups, and the Nfl's Shocking Code of... Aaron Hernandez's Killing Fields - Exposing Untold Murders, Violence, Cover-Ups, and the Nfl's Shocking Code of Silence (Hardcover)
Dylan Howard
R584 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Further Details into the Criminal Life of a Former Football Star From teenage gang member to $40 million star of the New England Patriots, from All-American college player to drug addict, murderer, dead by suicide in his jail cell at age twenty-seven...you think you know the Aaron Hernandez story? You don't. For the first time, Aaron Hernandez's Killing Fields will reveal the real, hitherto unknown motive for the killing of Odin Lloyd--the only crime for which Hernandez was ever convicted and a revelation so shocking it will shake the foundations of the NFL itself. It will also unpick a pattern of violence and brutality stretching back to his time as a teenager at the University of Florida, revealing further shooting victims, evidence of his involvement in the double murder of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in 2012. Featuring new interviews with Hernandez's cellmates, serving police investigators, prosecutors, psychologists, attorneys--as well as key witnesses including Hernandez's drug dealer, a male stripper he hired days before the killing of Lloyd--plus extensive testimony from relatives of Hernandez's victims, Aaron Hernandez's Killing Fields is the exhaustive, definitive account of the rise and fall of a man undone by his own appetite for violence, gangsterism, power, drugs, and self-destruction. This is the real Aaron Hernandez story--and perhaps just the beginning of a whole new murder investigation.

Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner... - And Other Amazing Sports Statistics Phenomena (Paperback): Gavin Newsham Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner... - And Other Amazing Sports Statistics Phenomena (Paperback)
Gavin Newsham
R227 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R74 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is there a sport you could turn professional at with only a year of coaching? How can you give yourself a 1-in-12 chance of playing international soccer against Cristiano Ronaldo? Which sport is the most profitable to participate in for the least amount of effort? A highly amusing, alternative take on commonly accepted sporting knowledge. These, plus many more, are the questions posed and answered by Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner... a diligently researched book that challenges us to use figures to take a quirky and sideways look at sport. Packed with well-investigated observations and explanations of hidden phenomena, Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner... explores the incredible idiosyncrasies that lie within world sport and will change perceptions of the games we love. Written in a fun and accessible style by a bestselling author and featuring astute observations that range from the technical and serious to fun and entertaining, Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner... offers a refreshing new take on major sports.

The Victory Machine - The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty (Hardcover): Ethan Sherwood Strauss The Victory Machine - The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty (Hardcover)
Ethan Sherwood Strauss
R650 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Red Army - Celebrating Dons Supporters (Hardcover): Steve Finan The Red Army - Celebrating Dons Supporters (Hardcover)
Steve Finan; Foreword by Richard Gordon
R569 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R96 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Massillon Tigers - 15 for 15 (Paperback): David Lee Morgan Jr. The Massillon Tigers - 15 for 15 (Paperback)
David Lee Morgan Jr.; Foreword by Jim Tressel
R565 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R118 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Federer - Portrait of a Tennis Legend (Hardcover): Iain Spragg Federer - Portrait of a Tennis Legend (Hardcover)
Iain Spragg 1
R445 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This superb biography, filled with photographs from his sensational career, follows Roger Federer from his first steps in tennis in the junior tournaments right through to the main professional circuit. Federer: Portrait of a Tennis Legend is an illustrated biography of a man who has graced the world of tennis for more than two decades, playing with grace, panache, and magnificent sportsmanship. He who has transcended tennis to become one of the greatest sportsmen of the twenty-first century. This portrait illustrates his great rivalries, his great matches and his great victories.

Minding Your Golf - The Game, Them and You (Paperback): Varda Leymore Minding Your Golf - The Game, Them and You (Paperback)
Varda Leymore; Illustrated by Eldad Druks
R240 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R79 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Minding Your Golf reveals the secrets used by top professionals to control their minds, their emotions and others. It provides a complete and up-to-date guide for self-preservation on the golf course. You will learn to recognise the signs of danger, how to silence the enemy within, and how to defeat your opponents and excel at matchplay. The book explores the delights and horrors of playing with men as partners and as opponents.

Match! Goal Machines 2020 (Hardcover): Match Magazine Match! Goal Machines 2020 (Hardcover)
Match Magazine
R261 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R45 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Match! Football Joke Book (Paperback): "Match" Match! Football Joke Book (Paperback)
"Match" 1
R145 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R25 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If you love the Match Annual then you'll love Match! Joke Book. The world's BEST footie joke book with 100s of epic jokes, from the makers of the UK's #1 footie magazine!

Why is Ronaldo's bedroom always tidy? Because he's not Messi!

Why did the chicken run on to the pitch? Because the referee blew for a foul.

When is a footballer like a baby? When he dribbles.

Filled with loads of awesome football jokes and incredible artwork, Match! Joke Book! will keep you laughing for days! Young footie fanatics will be chuckling through those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals – this book is the perfect gift for any footy fan!

Discover more football fun in this awesome series from Match! the UK's best football magazine – including MATCH! Football Records, MATCH! Puzzle Book, MATCH! Build Your Own Club and MATCH! England Football Heroes.

Scottish Football - Reviving the Beautiful Game (Paperback): Henry Mcleish Scottish Football - Reviving the Beautiful Game (Paperback)
Henry Mcleish
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Did I only dream about Archie Gemmill scoring one of the greatest goals ever in beating Holland 3-2 in the 1978 World Cup? Did Jim Baxter really play 'keepie uppie' and torment the life out of the weary World Cup winners England in 1967? Were Celtic really the first British team to win the European Cup? Have we obsessives become untethered from reality? Are we hanging on to a world real or imaginary, where football dominated our lives to such an extent that it 'was more than a game', indeed 'more important than life itself'? Has my natural childhood football environment and each of its overlapping parts - cultural, religious, identity, class, political, intellectual, psychological, sociological, philosophical and, sadly, tribal - created the conditions for distorted and highly selective lapses of memory and reality? I don't think so. In this personal and thought-provoking book, former footballer and First Minister Henry McLeish examines his own and his country's dysfunctional relationship with football. Read this book and rethink your own relationship with the beautiful game in the country that took it to the world.

Pep's City - The Making of a Superteam (Paperback): Lu Martin, Pol Ballus Pep's City - The Making of a Superteam (Paperback)
Lu Martin, Pol Ballus
R428 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R77 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Through The Remembered Gate (Hardcover): Stephen Chalke Through The Remembered Gate (Hardcover)
Stephen Chalke 1
R482 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R44 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Here is the inside story of Fairfield Books: from its beginnings in the cricket coaching that the 45-year-old Stephen Chalke sought in the autumn of 1993 through the journeys around England and Wales that generated his first book 'Runs in the Memory' and on to the publication of 42 titles. The characters are recalled, the issues involved in creating books based on oral testimony considered, and the triumphs and disasters of small-scale publishing described. There are moments of great humour and harrowing tragedy, of unnerving encounters and unexpected revelations. 'Through The Remembered Gate' tells the story of a journey of discovery. Its author starts out with a desire to write but little knowledge of publishing, and with a love of cricket but no significant contacts in the game. By a series of accidents he becomes a chronicler of cricket's past and an established publisher of his own and others' books. Despite its moments of sorrow, it is a tale filled with joys. Into this rich mix the author adds a little of his own back story, revealing how these journeys into cricket's past have led him to see the world of his childhood with a fresh perspective.

The Golfer's Mind (Paperback, New Ed): Dr Bob Rotella The Golfer's Mind (Paperback, New Ed)
Dr Bob Rotella; As told to Bob Cullen 1
R248 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R85 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Golfers everywhere, from professionals like Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington to the humblest amateur on the driving range, are familiar with the sport's 'Rotella Rules', which reinforce the attitude needed to maximize a player's performance. Now, beloved 'Doc' Rotella, author of GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT and PUTTING OUT OF YOUR MIND presents an anytime, anywhere quick reference tool sure to become a vital addition to every golf bag. THE GOLFER'S MIND gives players exactly what they want - a quick reference they can carry with them easily to consult any time they need reinforcement from Rotella's guiding principles. In the perfect format for the busy golfer, THE GOLFER'S MIND is a concise and convenient guide that will appeal to Rotella's millions of followers and is sure to become a golf classic.

We Never Win At Home We Never Win Away... - The Inside Story of Manchester Citys Legendary Fans (Paperback): Don Price We Never Win At Home We Never Win Away... - The Inside Story of Manchester Citys Legendary Fans (Paperback)
Don Price
R284 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R95 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ultimate Basketball Trivia Book - 600 Questions for the Super-Fan (Paperback): Sam Amico Ultimate Basketball Trivia Book - 600 Questions for the Super-Fan (Paperback)
Sam Amico
R356 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Test yourself and your friends! Fans of the Warriors Raptors, Lakers, Celtics, the UNC Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, UCLA Bruins, Kentucky Wildcats, and every other great pro or college team will be puzzled, challenged, and amused by these questions and answers about the NBA, NCAA, WNBA, and everything in between. In this collection of 600 questions, Sam Amico tests your level of expertise on all things basketball. Every era of basketball history is represented, from Bob Cousy to Chris Paul, Moses Malone to Joel Embiid, Michael Jordan to LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain to Shaquille O'Neal, and everyone in between. Some of the many questions that Amico poses include: Who was the inventor of the game of basketball (called "Basket Ball") and how many original rules were written by the game's founder? What player scored the most points in an NCAA Tournament Game? Who was the first international player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame? Can you name the four ABA teams that joined the NBA in 1976? From the Celtics dynasty to the most exciting Final Four games of all time, from Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to Stephen Curry and James Harden, here is the definitive test for knowledgeable basketball fans!

FERGIE'S FLEDGLINGS (Paperback): FERGIE'S FLEDGLINGS (Paperback)
R367 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Playing the Game - My Early Years in Baseball (Paperback): Babe Ruth Playing the Game - My Early Years in Baseball (Paperback)
Babe Ruth; Edited by William R Cobb; Introduction by Paul Dickson
R209 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R40 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

By the summer of 1920, Babe Ruth had attained a degree of celebrity beyond that of any other player in baseball history. Traded by the Red Sox for the unheard-of sum of $125,000, the Bambino was on a tear, breaking his own records and drawing legions of fans into Yankee Stadium. The" Atlanta Constitution" fed the growing interest in New York's newest player with a twelve-part series of articles in which Ruth reminisced about his rough-and-tumble childhood as well as his life in the big leagues. He also commented on the current season, including the 1920 pennant race and World Series.
Although doubtless shaped by a ghostwriter, it is clear that these are Ruth's own thoughts, opinions, and recollections. The first contemporary account of the famed player's early years, these articles have long been available only to researchers and history buffs. Thirty historic photographs complement this original edition, along with an Introduction by sports historian Paul Dickson.

Complete Eric Cantona - Every Game - Every Goal (Paperback): Darren Phillips Complete Eric Cantona - Every Game - Every Goal (Paperback)
Darren Phillips 1
R318 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R105 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Eric Cantona's career at Old Trafford lasted only 5 years but its lasting impact is still being felt today. During that comparatively small span, Cantona's dedication and self-confidence enabled a club to emerge from over a quarter of a century of failure and self-doubt. Cantona's career before he arrived in England had been nomadic at best, self-destructive at worst. He blazed a trail through French football but the highest profile incidents centred on his spectacular misbehaviour and clashes with authority. By the time he was snapped up by Leeds manager Howard Wilkinson in early 1992, he seemed to have burned most of his bridges in France. A lucky phone call was the catalyst for Cantona's GBP1m transfer to United following a brief Leeds career during which the Frenchman had added inspiration to a team founded on perspiration. Most Manchester United fans recognised Cantona's class, his decisive role in Leeds 1992 title triumph and his instant hero status among Yorkshiremen. Yet few could have anticipated the quality that would shine through following his arrival at Old Trafford. For 26 years Manchester United fans had suffered under the jack boot of Liverpool's domination of European and domestic trophies. Cowed into submission, their fans tended to hope for the best but feared the worst, even 6 seasons of relative success under Ferguson hadn't changed that mindset. Cantona's fearless attitude transformed the club, almost in an instant. Never has a football club been so altered from one day to the next by one signing. Never has a club gone from 'nearly men' to 'champions' at the stroke of a pen. All of a sudden, the boot was on the other foot and remains so to this day. over 10 years since Eric last kicked a ball in anger. This book details every game Eric played for Manchester United, Leeds United and the French national team as well as potted summaries of his career in France. Darren Phillips, author of "The Complete George Best", has painstakingly researched his remarkable career in France, England and in the French national team. This book can be read either as a work of reference or a detailed insight into a career that altered the dynamics within English football for good.

The Mulligan - A Parable of Second Chances (Paperback): Ken Blanchard, Wally Armstrong The Mulligan - A Parable of Second Chances (Paperback)
Ken Blanchard, Wally Armstrong
R275 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R76 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this hardcover book endorsed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and written in the appealing parable style of other bestselling books such as Who Moved My Cheese?; Gungo Ho!; and Whale Done!; golf pro Wally Armstrong and author Ken Blanchard walk you through time-tested steps for improving your golf game and your life. Told through the eyes of Paul McAllister, the Ivy League-educated founder of a multimillion dollar business, this inspiring story about relationships, forgiveness, and priorities is the shot of grace you've been looking for. Golf's gracious do-over, a mulligan is the beginning of Paul's own second chance. Guided by the wisdom and advice of an old pro, Paul learns about priorities, self-confidence, and playing a good game both on and off the course. If you ever thought it would be great to do some things over in life-to get a second chance-in the grip of golf pro Wally Armstrong and Ken Blanchard, author of the bestselling The One Minute Manager, The Mulligan becomes a life-changing principle.

Manchester City Minute By Minute - Covering More Than 500 Goals, Penalties, Red Cards and Other Intriguing Facts (Hardcover):... Manchester City Minute By Minute - Covering More Than 500 Goals, Penalties, Red Cards and Other Intriguing Facts (Hardcover)
David Jackson 1
R474 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R89 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Manchester City Minute By Minute takes you on a fantastic journey through the Citizens' matchday history. Relive all the breathtaking goals, heroic penalty saves, sending offs and other memorable moments in this unique by-the-clock guide. From City's early years and domestic domination of the mid-1960s to the glorious modern era, the book covers everything from Ernest Mangnall's early trophy-hunters to Wilf Wild's league and FA Cup legends, Joe Mercer and Pep Guardiola. Revisit City's most spectacular modern feats and learn things you didn't know about the club's proud history. From goals scored in the opening seconds to those last-gasp extra-time winners that have thrilled generations of fans at Maine Road, the Etihad and around the world, Manchester City Minute By Minute is packed with memorable moments. With goals from the likes of Sergio Aguero, Colin Bell, Dennis Tueart, Shaun Goater and hundreds of others - the book is filled with thrilling memories from kick-off through to the final whistle.

I, Robot - How to Be a Footballer 2 (Hardcover): Peter Crouch I, Robot - How to Be a Footballer 2 (Hardcover)
Peter Crouch 1
R566 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

**A Daily Mail Book of the Year** What happens on the pitch is only half the story. 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.

Liverpool FC    Official Trivia Cards (Paperback): Peter Murray Liverpool FC Official Trivia Cards (Paperback)
Peter Murray
R332 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R63 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
On the Game - How Football Became What it is Today (Hardcover): Chris England On the Game - How Football Became What it is Today (Hardcover)
Chris England 1
R232 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R41 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Lost Without You - Loving and Losing Tanya (Paperback): Vinnie Jones Lost Without You - Loving and Losing Tanya (Paperback)
Vinnie Jones
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'This is not a love story I ever wanted to tell, because I hoped it would just go on and on, and never end. I thought that we'd grow old together. I never wanted it to be a tale. But here I am, a middle-aged man sitting at the kitchen table as the California light fades, thinking about the coming night and how to get through it. Trying to explain to someone - to anyone - what it was like to live through something extraordinary: an amazing three decades that happened to me. Three decades that are now over.' In July 2019 Vinnie Jones tragically lost his wife and soulmate Tanya after her six-year battle with cancer. Tanya and Vinnie had shared 27 amazing years and raised a beautiful family together. Her passing was a devastating shock to everyone - and Vinnie found himself struggling to cope. In this extraordinarily intimate memoir, Vinnie tackles his grief honestly and with heart, sharing warm and colourful stories from the 25 years he spent married to Tanya, and unfiltered accounts of the reality of grief. From the darkest hours to the happiest moments, and everything in between, it is tender and heart-breaking, deeply honest but also full of humour and hope. Written to honour Tanya's life, Lost Without You is a beautiful and brave story of love and loss. Nothing will take away the pain of Tanya's death, but if in sharing his experiences Vinnie can inspire others in the depths of the unspeakable to find the help they need, then he will have succeeded in the keeping her kind, caring and selfless spirit alive.

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