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Cristiano & Leo - The Race To Become The Greatest Football Player Of All Time (Paperback): Jimmy Burns Cristiano & Leo - The Race To Become The Greatest Football Player Of All Time (Paperback)
Jimmy Burns
R330 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Ask any football fan who's better, Ronaldo or Messi and they'll have an opinion.

Football is a team game. It's virtually unheard of to have the sort of focused, one on one rivalries that dominate individual sports. But for the best part of the last decade football has seen a personal rivalry unlike any seen before. Cristiano and Leo. This is their definitive story, from children kicking a ball halfway around the world from each other to their era-defining rivalry.

One the preening adonis, a precision physical machine who blows teams away with his pace and power. The other a shuffling genius, able to do things with a football that seem other-worldly. Their differences seem to tap into something fundamental about football and indeed life.

Between them they have scored over a thousand goals, won the Ballon d'Or nine times and redefined modern football. For the past eight seasons they have shared the accolade of best footballer in the world and arguments rage over which one deserves the title of greatest player of all time. Cristiano and Leo by journalist and author Jimmy Burns is the essential book to understand the defining players of a generation.

My Life In Red And White - My Autobiography (Paperback): Arsene Wenger My Life In Red And White - My Autobiography (Paperback)
Arsene Wenger
R355 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R115 (32%) In stock

There is only one Arsene Wenger - and for the very first time, in his own words, this is his story.

In this definitive autobiography, the world-renowned revolutionary football manager discusses his life and career, sharing his leadership principles for success on and off the field and recalling vivid tales of guiding Arsenal to unprecedented success.

One of the most influential figures in world football, Wenger won multiple Premier League titles, a record number of FA Cups, and masterminded Arsenal's historic 'Invincibles' season of 2003-2004 and 49-match unbeaten run. He changed the game in England forever, popularising an attacking approach and changing attitudes towards nutrition, fitness and coaching methods - and towards foreign managers.

In My Life in Red and White, Wenger charts his extraordinary career, including his rise in France and Japan where he managed Nancy, Monaco and Nagoya Grampus Eight - clubs that also play in red-and-white - to his twenty-two years in north London at the helm of one of the world's biggest clubs. He reflects on Arsenal's astonishing domestic triumphs and bittersweet European campaigns; signing - and selling - some of the world's most talented players; moving the Gunners to their new home, the Emirates Stadium; and the unrest that led to his departure in 2018 and subsequent role as Chief of Global Football Development for FIFA.

This book is a must-read for not only Arsenal supporters but football fans everywhere, as well as business leaders and anyone seeking the tools for success in work and life. It will illuminate the mystique surrounding one of the most revered and respected managers, revealing the wisdom and vision that made him an icon in the world's most popular sport.

Believe Us - How Jurgen Klopp Transformed Liverpool Into Title Winners (Paperback): Melissa Reddy Believe Us - How Jurgen Klopp Transformed Liverpool Into Title Winners (Paperback)
Melissa Reddy 2
R350 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R100 (29%) In stock

The inside story of Jürgen Klopp’s astonishing revival of Liverpool Football Club, culminating in the 2020 Premier League title.

Featuring incisive and insightful reporting, along with interviews with players, management and club hierarchy, Believe Us paints a vivid picture of this stunning sporting success.

South African Sportscaster Melissa Reddy is now a regular contributor on Sky Sports, BBC and Premier League Productions and is also a senior correspondent at The Independent.

Leading - Learning From Life And My Years At Manchester United (Hardcover): Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz Leading - Learning From Life And My Years At Manchester United (Hardcover)
Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz 4
R648 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R50 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club - Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success.

From hiring practices to firing decisions, from dealing with transition to teamwork, from mastering the boardroom to responding to failure and adversity, Leading is as inspiring as it is practical, and a go-to reference for any leader in business, sports, and life.

Arsenal: Official 2017 Calendar (Calendar): Arsenal: Official 2017 Calendar (Calendar)
1
R277 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R36 (13%) In stock
My Autobiography - One Year On: Fully Updated Edition (Paperback): Alex Ferguson My Autobiography - One Year On: Fully Updated Edition (Paperback)
Alex Ferguson 2
R345 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.

The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager.

Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here.

My Autobiography is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.

Paddy Kenny - The gloves are off 2020 - My autobiography (Hardcover): Paddy Kenny, Danny Hall Paddy Kenny - The gloves are off 2020 - My autobiography (Hardcover)
Paddy Kenny, Danny Hall
R474 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R80 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

He is the larger-than-life figure who bounced back from rejection at 16 and graduated from parks pitches to become a Premier League goalkeeper, and later represent his country. Paddy Kenny's career was certainly not straightforward... just like his life. In his autobiography, Kenny lifts the lid on his time on and off the football field - including dressing-room rucks, being beaten for the Premier League's most famous goal and having his eyebrow bitten off in a curry house, just days before he faced Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Manchester United. This is Kenny's story... and the gloves are well and truly off.

Coaching Youth Soccer (Paperback): Hanlon Coaching Youth Soccer (Paperback)
Hanlon
R491 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R32 (7%) In stock

As a parent, it is an exciting and proud day when you watch your children join their first sports team. It is important to you to be involved, which may be leading you to think about coaching. Nervous about the possibility? Don't be With the "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer," you will quickly and easily learn how to become a successful youth soccer coach. This comprehensive, user-friendly reference guide will help you create a fun and effective learning environment. You have limited practice time and resources, and you need to know how to make the best of them. With this book, you will cover several key concepts that often elude rookie coaches, including: Identifying your role and expectations as a coach Tailoring instruction to meet the varying physical abilities of different age groups Creating a safe playing environment Knowing how to effectively coach during both practices and games Learning how to communicate and form alliances with parents, league administrators, game officials and players On top of all this great material, we will also provide you with access to a website where you can download practice plans, emergency information cards, injury reports, awards and certificates, and season evaluation forms. Ensure that you and your child's first soccer season are a success with "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer."

Match Annual 2021 (Hardcover): "Match" Match Annual 2021 (Hardcover)
"Match"
R190 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R33 (17%) In stock

From the makers of the UK's best football magazine! MATCH is the UK's bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere. Inside the Match Annual 2021 you can find the ultimate guide to Euro 2020, epic interviews with the stars, plus the UK and Ireland dream team and also discover everything you need to know about Messi, Ronaldo, Kane, Salah, Mbappe, Maguire, Hazard, Pogba and all the other top footballers. Plus, it's packed with legendary Prem No.7s, craziest hair of 2019, brain-busting quizzes, the greatest Premiership team ever, bonkers pics, footy stars emojis, cool cartoons and loads more! Don't miss it!

The Yearbook of European Football 2020-2021 (Paperback): Gabriel Mantz The Yearbook of European Football 2020-2021 (Paperback)
Gabriel Mantz
R1,094 R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Save R220 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
No Nonsense - The Autobiography (Paperback): Joey  Barton No Nonsense - The Autobiography (Paperback)
Joey Barton 1
R242 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R70 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR The Sunday Times bestseller is 'brilliant, gripping, beautifully written, real,' says Jonathan Northcroft. So, you think you know Joey Barton. Think again. No Nonsense is a game-changing autobiography which will redefine the most fascinating figure in British football. It is the raw yet redemptive story of a man shaped by rejection and the consequences of his mistakes. He has represented England, and been a pivotal player for Manchester City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Marseille, Burnley and Glasgow Rangers, but his career has featured recurring controversy. The low point of being sent to prison for assault in 2008 proved to be the catalyst for the re-evaluation of his life. No Nonsense reflects Barton's character - it is candid, challenging, entertaining and intelligent. He does not spare himself, in revealing the formative influences of a tough upbringing in Liverpool, and gives a survivor's insight into a game which, to use his phrase, 'eats people alive'. The book is emotionally driven, and explains how he has redirected his energies since the birth of his children. In addition to dealing with his past, he expands on his plans for the future. In this updated edition he speaks frankly about the gambling addiction that has left him facing a hefty ban. The millions who follow his commentaries on social media, and those who witnessed him on BBC's Question Time, will be given another reason to pause, and look beyond the caricature. 'Compelling' Donald McRae, Guardian 'Brilliant' Matt Lawton, Daily Mail

The Nationwide Football Annual 2020-2021 - soccer's pocket encyclopedia (Paperback): Stuart Barnes The Nationwide Football Annual 2020-2021 - soccer's pocket encyclopedia (Paperback)
Stuart Barnes 1
R256 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R37 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Andy Robertson - Robbo: Now You're Gonna Believe Us: My Story (Hardcover): Andy Robertson Andy Robertson - Robbo: Now You're Gonna Believe Us: My Story (Hardcover)
Andy Robertson
R582 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R80 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
My Kind of Club - The Inside Story of Neil Warnock's Cardiff City (Paperback): Dominic Booth My Kind of Club - The Inside Story of Neil Warnock's Cardiff City (Paperback)
Dominic Booth
R272 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R36 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
19: The Official History of Our League Champions 1900 - 2020 - Liverpool Football Club (Hardcover): Liverpool Football Club 19: The Official History of Our League Champions 1900 - 2020 - Liverpool Football Club (Hardcover)
Liverpool Football Club
R525 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R74 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Bolts From The Blues 2020 - Iconic goals in the history of Carlisle United - by the men who scored them (Hardcover): Jon Colman Bolts From The Blues 2020 - Iconic goals in the history of Carlisle United - by the men who scored them (Hardcover)
Jon Colman
R408 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R64 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the 1960s to the present day, the men behind some of Carlisle United's most memorable moments relive the days and nights they made their mark - and open up on their Brunton Park careers. This book celebrates promotion heroes, cup winners, giantkillers, relegation saviours, history makers... and scorers of the strange, stunning and spectacular. From Murray to Murphy, Halpin to Hawley, Rafferty to Reeves, Wake to Winstanley, Poskett to Pericard, Bridges to Branthwaite and Grainger to Glass, these are goals that inspired Carlisle United supporters - told by the stars who scored them. Each sale of this book will benefit the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust's Covid-19 appeal.

Brian Clough - The Fans Behind the Legend (Paperback): Steve Brookes Brian Clough - The Fans Behind the Legend (Paperback)
Steve Brookes; Foreword by John McGovern
R236 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R72 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Messi - 2021 Updated Edition (Paperback): Luca Caioli Messi - 2021 Updated Edition (Paperback)
Luca Caioli
R220 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R34 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RONALDO AND NEYMAR. Prolific, cool-headed and unerringly consistent, Lionel Messi is one of the most revered footballers in history. But did you know that his transfer to Barcelona was first agreed on a paper napkin? Or that an x-ray of his hand was to thank for identifying his growth hormone deficiency? And do you know why he refused to collect his first ever Champions League winner's medal? Find out all this and more in Luca Caioli's classic portrait of a footballing icon, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him best and even Messi himself.

Don't Look Back in Anger - The Manchester City Fan's Story (Paperback): Don Price, Sean Riley Don't Look Back in Anger - The Manchester City Fan's Story (Paperback)
Don Price, Sean Riley
R270 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R79 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The A to Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts - Broccoli, Beer & Bruised Bananas (Paperback): Richard Johnson The A to Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts - Broccoli, Beer & Bruised Bananas (Paperback)
Richard Johnson 1
R401 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R29 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Klopp - My Liverpool Romance (Hardcover): Anthony Quinn Klopp - My Liverpool Romance (Hardcover)
Anthony Quinn
R344 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the first book by a British writer about this extraordinary football manager, lifelong Liverpool fan Anthony Quinn has crafted a uniquely revealing love-letter to Jürgen Klopp.

In early March 2020 Liverpool were two wins away from an extraordinary achievement, on course for their first league title win in 30 years - since the heads days of Kenny Dalglish - and likely to seal it in the Merseyside derby against their great rivals Everton. And all this an incredible two months before the season was due to end. Then, as we all know, the season was postponed.

The architect of the club's great resurgence - including their 2019 UEFA Champions League win - has been Jürgen Klopp. In his personal love-letter to the man, Anthony Quinn, journalist, novelist and life-long Liverpool fan, has written an inspiring and affectionate portrait of the incredible German manager, who came to Liverpool in late 2015, with a growing reputation from his successes at Borussia Dortmund.

Closely following the three month break, as well as the club's title-clinching return, Quinn offers a uniquely revealing and personal take on this long-awaited triumph.

20 Legends: Scunthorpe United (Hardcover): Max Bell 20 Legends: Scunthorpe United (Hardcover)
Max Bell
R408 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R64 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Which Scunthorpe defender was tapped up in the dressing rooms by Brian Clough? Who helped get him changed on top of Princess Diana's car? What did the club's record goalscorer really think about the manager sacked in a promotion season? How does it feel to miss a penalty at Wembley? Win the European Cup? And how on earth did a future England captain manage to break the club's tractor? Throughout their 120 year-plus history, Scunthorpe United have been many things... But boring? Never! Following extensive archive research and exclusive interviews with ex-managers and players spanning seven decades, 20 Legends: Scunthorpe United is packed with stories aplenty. From breath-taking cup upsets, to the raw ecstasy of promotion, the agonies of failure, lifelong friendships, boardroom coups, and good old-fashioned fallings-out; the people in the heat of the action spill the beans like never before. Each chapter tells a different story; focusing on a legend apiece from the club's history and sharing their adventures throughout the beautiful game. Brian Laws also provides the foreword. If you really want to get under the skin of a brilliant, bonkers football club at the very heart of its community; then look no further than 20 Legends: Scunthorpe United.

Soccernomics - Why England Lose, Why Germany, Spain and France Win, and Why One Day the Rest of the World Will Finally Catch Up... Soccernomics - Why England Lose, Why Germany, Spain and France Win, and Why One Day the Rest of the World Will Finally Catch Up (Paperback, New edition)
Simon Kuper, Stefan Szymanski 1
R274 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R59 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`Magnificent... Freakonomics for football' - Guardian This is the revised and expanded 5th edition of the international bestseller about why Spain, Germany and Brazil win, and why the USA, Japan, Australia - and even Iraq - are destined to become the kings of the world's most popular sport. Football truly is the world's favourite game, followed in over 200 countries by hundreds of millions of people pouring their hearts and souls into supporting their chosen team every week. But behind the passion are questions that all true football aficionados want to know: why do England lose whilst German and Brazil win? How have Spain conquered the world? Why do so many clubs buy the wrong players? Fully revised and updated, Soccernomics is the revolutionary guide from an economist and a sports writer who answer all these questions and more.

Neil Lennon: Notes On A Season - Celtic FC (Hardcover): Neil Lennon Neil Lennon: Notes On A Season - Celtic FC (Hardcover)
Neil Lennon
R267 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R37 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Wentworth - The Beautiful Game and the Making of Place (Paperback): Ashwin Desai Wentworth - The Beautiful Game and the Making of Place (Paperback)
Ashwin Desai
R340 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R59 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In the early 1960s, the city of Durban consolidated racially circumscribed group areas with brutal intensity. In the tiny enclave of Wentworth, designated a Coloured area, newly relocated residents made their homes and sought work in the numerous heavy industries that proliferated on its edges. As people built places of worship and newborn friendships reached across fences and staircases, soccer became the game of choice. Rudimentary pitches were marked out, cool drinks staked and the game unfolded with a mixture of delicate touches and bruising tackles. By the early 1970s, Wentworth's ability to spawn soccer talent, headlined by the glamorous Leeds United, grew into the stuff of legend. Ashwin Desai digs deep into this history, bringing to life those who inspired and played the game when Wentworth was nothing more than a jumble of shacks and whitewashed blocks of flats, watched over by plumes of smoke from local factories that blackened the sky and slowly poisoned the body. The book's power comes from its ability to keep its focus on soccer while situating the game in the broader social relations, as geography and history, spatial and temporal meld into a beguiling narrative. Page after page reveals writing of haunting power and sensitivity as memories are cajoled from ageing soccer legends and the interior lives of families are illuminated. It is an evocative exemplar of how community history should be brought to life.

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