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Infractions - Rule Violations, Unethical Conduct, and Enforcement in the NCAA (Hardcover): Jerry Parkinson Infractions - Rule Violations, Unethical Conduct, and Enforcement in the NCAA (Hardcover)
Jerry Parkinson
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Jerry Parkinson spent nearly ten years, from 2000 to 2010, as a member of the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions, participating in over one hundred major infractions cases. He came away from that experience-and the experience of reading extensive commentary on infractions cases-with the conviction that most observers do not understand the NCAA's rules-enforcement process, despite the amount of public attention many major cases receive. Parkinson uses his insider's perspective, along with illustrative stories, to help readers understand how the NCAA's rules-enforcement process really works. These stories include: a university board of trustees chair committing suicide over an infractions case; a pay-for-play scandal leading directly to the state's governor; a head coach falsely portraying a deceased player as a drug dealer to cover up the coach's own misconduct; a gambler laundering his money by making the largest booster payments in NCAA history; and a coach's sexual abuse of children leading to some of the harshest sanctions ever imposed by the NCAA. Based on years of experience and infused with insight, Parkinson provides a broad view of the world of NCAA rule breakers and the NCAA rules-enforcement process.

The The Complete Book of the Tour de France (Paperback): The The Complete Book of the Tour de France (Paperback)
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The Tour de France is the gretest public sporting spectacle on earth. For 100 editions - every year since 1903, except during the Great Wars - competitors have battled over thousands of miles of French countryside in pursuit of the coveted yellow jersey. The Complete Book of the Tour de France brings together every statistical record, every key moment, every stage and edition winner, every jersey ever won. This encyclopeadic companion provides a complete record since the founding race, and with it everything that anyone could ever need to know about the Tour de France. But this is much more than a dry compendium of names and numbers. It also contains a summary account of each edition of the Tour de France enriched with an extraordinary wealth of Tour de France lore and anecdote, bringing back to life the stories of riders whose names have not been uttered for over a century. This is the essential companion to the greatest cycling race on earth, and reading it you might feel that you had taken part in the race yourself.

The Manchester United Supporter's Book (Hardcover, Revised and updated): John White The Manchester United Supporter's Book (Hardcover, Revised and updated)
John White 1
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Filled with a cornucopia of interesting snippets of facts and stats, The Manchester United Supporter's Book is a celebration of arguably the best-known English club in the world. As well as historical facts, there are match reports, player biographies, songs and chants, puzzles, quizzes, and fantasy football teams. The complete package for every fan of the Mighty Reds. Manchester United continue to be right at the top of the English game and one of the biggest names in club football around the world. Old Trafford's trophy cabinet contains mementoes of 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups (both records or shared records), four League Cups, three European Cup/UEFA Champions Leagues, two Intercontinental/FIFA World Club Cups and once each of the UEFA Super Cup and European Cup-winners Cup - and that does take account of other trophies also won.

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (Paperback): Leonard Gribble The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (Paperback)
Leonard Gribble; Introduction by Martin Edwards 1
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The 1939 Arsenal side is firing on all cylinders and celebrating a string of victories. They appear unstoppable, but the Trojans - a side of amateurs who are on a winning streak of their own - may be about to silence the Gunners. Moments into the second half the whistle blows, but not for a goal or penalty. One of the Trojans has collapsed on the pitch. By the end of the day, he is dead. Gribble's unique mystery, featuring the actual Arsenal squad of 1939, sends Inspector Anthony Slade into the world of professional football to investigate a case of deadly foul play on and off the pitch.

Liverpool Minute by Minute - Covering More Than 500 Goals, Penalties, Red Cards and Other Intriguing Facts (Paperback): David... Liverpool Minute by Minute - Covering More Than 500 Goals, Penalties, Red Cards and Other Intriguing Facts (Paperback)
David Jackson; Foreword by Paul Walsh 1
R476 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Liverpool FC: Minute by Minute takes you on a fantastic journey through the Reds' matchday history. Relive all the breathtaking goals, heroic penalty saves, sending offs and other memorable moments in this unique by-the-clock guide. From the Reds' early successes to the glory years of domestic and European dominance, the book covers everything from the Bill Shankly era to the heavy-metal swashbuckling football of Jurgen Klopp's thrilling side. Revisit Liverpool's most spectacular modern feats and learn things you didn't know about the club's glorious past. From goals scored in the opening seconds to those last-gasp extra-time winners that have thrilled generations of fans at Anfield and around the world, Liverpool FC: Minute by Minute is packed with memorable moments. From Keegan to Salah, from Neal to Robertson, from European and Champions League finals to bruising Merseyside derbies, battles with the Manchester giants and incredible goals - the book is filled with thrilling memories from kick-off through to the final whistle.

Le Tour: A History of the Tour de France (Paperback, Reissue): Geoffrey Wheatcroft Le Tour: A History of the Tour de France (Paperback, Reissue)
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Geoffrey Wheatcroft's hugely entertaining and well researched history of the Tour de France is already established as the definitive account of cycling's greatest event. Since the book was last published in 2007, much has changed. Bradley Wiggins' historic victory in 2012 - the first Briton ever to secure the yellow jersey - brought him a knighthood and garnered more interest in the race than ever before. Yet the months after were dominated by an even bigger story, as Tour legend and seven-time winner Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles and confessed on Oprah to doping in each of his victories. Suddenly, everything that we thought we knew had happened was no longer true. In this new and comprehensively revised edition of the book, Wheatcroft not only brings his story of the Tour fully up to date to mark the race's 100th running in 2013, he also reflects on the changes brought about by the scandals that have rocked the sport to its core. Yet for all the controversies of modern times, he vividly captures the essential glory and romance of the heroes who battle to conquer one of sport's greatest challenges.

The Little Book of Chelsea - Over 170 true-blue quotes! (Hardcover): Clive Batty The Little Book of Chelsea - Over 170 true-blue quotes! (Hardcover)
Clive Batty 1
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Stamford Bridge has become home to a dazzling array of world stars: from Ron 'Chopper' Harris and Ken Bates through Ruud Gullit, Roberto Di Matteo and Glenn Hoddle to Mourinho, Costa, John Terry, Diego Costa, David Luiz and Thibaut Courtois, there is no lack of characters to draw on for quotes, some funny, some profound and some downright absurd.

The Anfield Songbook - We Have Dreams And Songs To Sing - Updated Edition (Hardcover): liverpool Fc The Anfield Songbook - We Have Dreams And Songs To Sing - Updated Edition (Hardcover)
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Boston Bruins - Greatest Moments and Players (Paperback): Stan Fischler Boston Bruins - Greatest Moments and Players (Paperback)
Stan Fischler
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Written by hockey's most authoritative author, this is the definitive collection of Boston Bruins history. In his newly revised edition of Boston Bruins: Greatest Moments and Players, "Hockey Maven" Stan Fischler examines the storied history of the Boston Bruins from their first game in 1924 to their epic Stanley Cup victory in 2011 and beyond. Beyond the stats and facts, this veteran sportswriter brings fans off the ice and into the locker room to share a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from this legendary franchise. Within these pages, Bruins fans will read about all of Boston hockey's most famous names-Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Eddie Shore, Milt Schmidt, John Bucyk, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask, and many more.

The Little Book of England Football - More than 170 quotes celebrating the Three Lions (Hardcover): Iain Spragg The Little Book of England Football - More than 170 quotes celebrating the Three Lions (Hardcover)
Iain Spragg 1
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The Little Book of England Football is the latest volume in this highly successful series of sports-themed quotes books. It is dedicated to all things wide and wonderful about the Three Lions, focusing on the words of wit and wisdom from former players, such as Bobby Moore, Gazza and Gary Lineker, to the key men in today's set-up including manager Gareth Southgate and captain Harry Kane. Ingerlund! Ingerlund! Ingerlund!

Amazing Tales from the Cleveland Indians Dugout - A Collection of the Greatest Tribe Stories Ever Told (Hardcover): Russell... Amazing Tales from the Cleveland Indians Dugout - A Collection of the Greatest Tribe Stories Ever Told (Hardcover)
Russell Schneider
R581 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Calling all Tribe fans! This massive collection captures the glory of Indians baseball both on the field and off with tales of Robbie Alomar, Len Barker, Rico Carty, Bob Feller, Ray Fosse, Ken Harrelson, Orel Hershiser, Phil Niekro, Satchel Paige, Gaylord Perry, and more. In this one-of-a-kind compendium of anecdotes from players, managers, and beat writers, Russell Schneider captures all the magic and passion of Cleveland Indians baseball. Amazing Tales from the Cleveland Indians Dugout is a colorful journey through the history of the franchise. Included are the best memories and stories in the players' and managers' own words, as found in Schneider's Tales from the Tribe Dugout and More Tales from the Tribe Dugout. Within these pages, fans will chafe at the rivalries, cheer the wins, and challenge the losses both on the road and at home. Max Alvis reveals his most embarrassing moment on the field, Mickey Cochrane orders Harry Eisenstat to intentionally bean a batter, and Doc Edwards groans in agony during the game in which he finally figures out Cal Ripken's signals to the outfield (the Indians scored ten runs by knowing which pitch was coming and still managed to lose). Featured players include the Alomar brothers, Lou Boudreau, Orel Hershiser, Ralph Kiner, Minnie Minoso, Omar Vizquel, and many other Tribe legends. This tantalizing offering from Indians expert Russell Schneider will provide hours of entertainment for Indians and baseball fans alike.

Olympic Collision - The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd (Hardcover): Kyle Keiderling Olympic Collision - The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd (Hardcover)
Kyle Keiderling
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It remains one of the most memorable moments in modern Olympic history. At the 1984 summer games in Los Angeles, a raucous crowd of ninety thousand saw their favorite in the women's 3,000-meter race, Mary Decker, go down. An audience of two billion around the world witnessed the mishap and listened to the instantaneous accusations against the suspected culprit, Zola Budd. Just seventeen, the South African Budd had already been the target of a vicious and vocal campaign by the antiapartheid lobby after she transferred to the British team in order to compete at the games. Decker, at twenty-six, was America's golden girl, ready to overcome years of bad luck and injuries to rightfully take the Olympic gold for which she had waited so long. With three laps to go, Decker and Budd's feet became tangled. Decker went down and didn't get up, wailing in primal agony as her gold medal hopes vanished. Decker's stumbles continued in the race's aftermath when she refused Budd's apology and race officials found her, not Budd, at fault for the collision. Although both women found success after the Olympics, neither could escape the long shadow of the infamous event that forever changed both of their lives and defines them in popular culture to this day. Olympic Collision follows Decker and Budd through their lives and careers, telling the story behind the controversy; the account that emerges is certain to revise the view Americans, in particular, have held since that fateful day in Los Angeles more than thirty years ago. Olympic Collision relives one of the most famous incidents in Olympic history, its legacy, and what has happened to both athletes since.

So You Think You're a Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Fan? - Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards... So You Think You're a Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Fan? - Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (Paperback)
Tom Wallace
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More than a just a trivia book, So You Think You're A Kentucky Basketball Fan challenges your knowledge of Wildcats basketball with stories behind each question and answer that brings the history of this legendary team to life. This book, part of a new sports trivia series, is divided into four parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. The Benchwarmer section contains the most basic questions. Next are the Starter and All-American sections, followed by the biggest challenge: the Hall of Fame. Learn more about the great UK players and coaches of the past and present, including Adolph Rupp, Alex Groza, Cliff Hagan, Pat Riley, Dan Issel, Kenny Walker, Jamal Mashburn, Rick Pitino, and John Wall. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: Who was the youngest Wildcat to earn All-America recognition? What two ex-Cats are the all-time leading scorers in the old American Basketball Association? Who broke Dan Issel's record (53) for most points in a game? Who are the only three Wildcats to make All-SEC first team and All-SEC Tournament first team four straight years? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Big Blue! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Original Six - How the Canadiens, Bruins, Rangers, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, and Red Wings Laid the Groundwork for Today?s... The Original Six - How the Canadiens, Bruins, Rangers, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, and Red Wings Laid the Groundwork for Today?s National Hockey League (Hardcover)
Lew Freedman
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Since the inception of the National Hockey League on November 26, 1917, the sport of hockey has been one of the most popular games across the globe. After the National Hockey Association (NHA), which had been founded in 1909, ceased operations, the NHL took over and became a mainstay for the sport. While there had been teams that dated back to the 1800s and many that came and went through the years, there are six teams which are considered to be the Original or Traditional Six: the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Detroit Red Wings. In The Original Six, Lew Freedman (Clouds Over the Goalpost, A Summer to Remember) takes readers on a trip down memory lane, not only introducing the NHL's humble beginnings, but how far the game has actually come. Broken up into six sections, Freedman tells the history and stories of the teams that represent the heart and soul of the NHL. From how these teams came to be and the steps that were taken to get them established to their early years and how they helped shape the game we love today, The Original Six is not only for lover's of these teams, but for the sport itself. Whether you're a diehard supporter or fair-weather fan, learn how this incredible sport began and of the teams that helped it grow into one of the most entertaining and enjoyable games in the world. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Age of Football - The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover): David Goldblatt The Age of Football - The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover)
David Goldblatt 1
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The epic exploration of society, politics, and economics in the twenty-first century through the prism of football, by the critically acclaimed author of The Ball is Round. 'David Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times In the twenty-first century football is first. First among sports themselves, but it now commands the allegiance, interest and engagement of more people in more places than any other phenomenon. In the three most populous nations on the earth - China, India and the United States where just twenty years ago football existed on the periphery of society - it has now arrived for good. Nations, peoples and neighbourhoods across the globe imagine and invent themselves through playing and following the game. In The Age of Football, David Goldblatt charts football's global cultural ascent, its economic transformation and deep politicisation, taking in prison football in Uganda and amputee football in Angola, the role of football fans in the Arab Spring, the footballing presidencies of Bolivia's Evo Morales and Turkey's Recep Erdogan, China's declared intention to both host and win the World Cup by 2050, and the FIFA corruption scandal. Following the intersection of the game with money, power and identity, like no previous sports historian, Goldblatt's sweeping story is remarkable in its scope, breathtaking in its depth of knowledge, and is a brilliantly original perspective of the twenty-first century. It is the account of how football has come to define every facet of our social, economic and cultural lives and at what cost, shaping who we think we are and who we want to be.

Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room - A Collection of the Greatest Blackhawks Stories Ever Told (Hardcover): Harvey... Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room - A Collection of the Greatest Blackhawks Stories Ever Told (Hardcover)
Harvey Wittenberg; Foreword by Bruce Wolf
R473 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R35 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As one of the NHL's original six teams, the Chicago Blackhawks have given their fans millions of heart-stopping memories, thousands of unforgettable stories, and now six Stanley Cup Championships with their recent 2015 win. Fans of this indomitable team can capture the excitement from the 2014 2015 season and relive all the memories of the beloved franchise in this newly updated edition of Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room. From the "Curse of Muldoon" to three championships in five years, the Hawks have a rich history. With all the charm and wit of a sportscaster who has been covering the Blackhawks for over sixty years, Harvey Wittenberg shares the greatest Hawks stories, including their 2010, 2012, and 2015 Stanley Cup title runs. Straight from the source players, coaches, and managers Wittenberg offers an informative and entertaining look at the Chicago Blackhawks. Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room is a riveting treasure trove of tales sure to delight any sports fan. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

When Shea Was Home - The Story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets (Hardcover): Brett Topel When Shea Was Home - The Story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets (Hardcover)
Brett Topel
R585 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R53 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Four teams, 175 games, 3,738,546 fans one stadium. If 1975 wasn't the most successful year in New York sports and it wasn't then it was certainly one of the oddest. For that one crazy season, all four New York teams the Mets, Jets, Yankees, and Giants called Shea Stadium home. When Shea was Home includes interviews with the stadium's former head groundskeeper, the legendary Pete Flynn, as well as Jerry Koosman, Bud Harrelson and Ed Kranepool of the Mets, Giants owner John Mara, Rich Caster of the Jets, former Super Bowl MVP quarterback Doug Williams, who played that year at Shea for Grambling, and many more! This well-written narrative includes information about the stadium, the teams, the players, how the teams coexisted, and how they didn't. When Shea was Home takes New York sports fans on a unique trip down memory lane, offering context on the national and local history and culture of the time. It is perfect for the avid New York sports aficionado regardless of team allegiance! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

How to Win (Hardcover): Clive Woodward How to Win (Hardcover)
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In his entertaining and informative new book, Sir Clive Woodward analyses the events of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, offering his unique perspective on the performance of players and coaches, from Owen Farrell and Kieran Read, to Eddie Jones and Steve Hansen. HOW TO WIN:Rugby and Leadership from Twickenham to Tokyo is much more than the story of a tournament, however. It is the distillation of a philosophy of leadership developed during a lifetime in high-performance environments, from the rugby field to the boardroom. Tapping into his experience of winning the 2003 World Cup, being a part of the leadership team that delivered Olympic Success in 2012 and lessons drawn from Japan 2019, the author delivers a go-to manual in how to improve both individual and team performance in order to reach the pinnacle in sport and in business. Every individual position in rugby requires a unique set of skills, knowledge and expertise that collectively form a balanced team; the same is true in any successful business or organisation. From 1 to 15, the former England and British and Irish Lions coach identifies the key attributes and uses these defining traits to explain his collaborative 'Teamship' leadership style. With a fascinating blend of analysis, insight and anecdote, and the highs and lows of a memorable Rugby World Cup as the setting, Clive reveals how to lead the culture of a winning team - in any context.

Ordinary Joe (Hardcover): Joe Schmidt Ordinary Joe (Hardcover)
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'He's a great coach. He lives and breathes the game. There's nothing he doesn't know' Brian O'Driscoll 'The best coach Irish rugby - arguably Irish sport - has ever had' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt? In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things. 'Rugby obsessives and amateur coaches will revel in the insight that Schmidt offers into his training methods, tactics and preparation ... Full of insight, emotion and considered analysis' Irish Daily Mail 'An insight into the fascinating personality of the man who has been the single most influential figure in Irish rugby over the last decade' Irish Times 'He is clearly more than an ordinary coach, the winning of two Heinekens, beating New Zealand twice, the 2018 Grand Slam and reaching no.1 in the World Rankings are positive brushstrokes, marking Irish rugby for ever ... A rocky read about exceptional deeds, told in extraordinary fashion' Irish Daily Star 'Undoubtedly the greatest coach in Irish rugby history' Daily Telegraph

Legends of the Buffalo Bills - Marv Levy, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, and Other Bills Stars (Hardcover): Randy Schultz Legends of the Buffalo Bills - Marv Levy, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, and Other Bills Stars (Hardcover)
Randy Schultz
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Legends of the Buffalo Bills, first published in 2003, is not only a story about a National Football League team. It is also the story of the city it occupies and its fans. Original members of "The Foolish Club," a group of owners who bought into the idea of forming the American Football League to go up against the mighty NFL in 1960, the Bills have had their fair share of losing seasons, but they've also been winners. During the team's ten years in the now defunct AFL, Buffalo captured three Eastern Division titles, along with two AFL championships. Meanwhile the team strung together an unprecedented four straight Super Bowl appearances from 1990 93. There have been many memorable moments and characters along the way as well who are documented in this book. Legendary running back Cookie Gilchrist and quarterback Jack Kemp led the Bills to their first glory years, including back-to-back AFL titles in 1964-65. And who could forget O.J. Simpson, who set a new individual rushing title with 2,003 yards in 1973? Or the Bills' victory over the Dolphins on September 7, 1980 that ended the team's twenty-game losing streak to Miami? Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Ask A Footballer (Paperback): James Milner Ask A Footballer (Paperback)
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'Ask a Footballer is a fine read, showcasing how an unassuming man has forged success, winning the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the Champions League' Matthew Syed, The Times Ever wondered what it's REALLY like to be a Premier League footballer? My name is James Milner and I'm not a Ribena-holic. Let me share insights into what it's like being a professional footballer, across my different experiences with Leeds United, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City and now Liverpool (not forgetting a six-match loan spell at Swindon). Plus my highs - and a few too many lows - playing for England. There isn't a current player who's been playing Premier League football as long as I have, and that gives me a pretty rare perspective into how the top-flight game has changed over the past seventeen years. In this book, I explain how a footballer's working week unfolds - what we eat and how we prepare for matches technically, tactically, mentally and physically - and talk you through the ups and downs of a matchday. I reveal my penalty-taking techniques, half-time team talks and the differences between playing against Lionel Messi, Wilfried Zaha and Jimmy Bullard. I've played for managers ranging from Terry Venables, Peter Reid and Sir Bobby Robson to Martin O'Neill, Fabio Capello and Jurgen Klopp. I tell you what it's like sharing a training ground and a dressing-room with team-mates such as Lee Bowyer, Mario Balotelli and Mo Salah. I also reveal the behind-the-scenes work that went into Liverpool's Champions League success - and the celebrations that followed. So this isn't an autobiography. The whole point of Ask A Footballer is that you, the fans, asked me questions and I have used my own experiences to answer them. I hope you like it, and don't find it too boring.

The Day A Team Died - The Classic Eye-Witness Account of Munich, 1958 (Paperback, Main): Frank Taylor The Day A Team Died - The Classic Eye-Witness Account of Munich, 1958 (Paperback, Main)
Frank Taylor
R280 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R60 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Returning from a European Cup match against Red Star Belgrade the plane carrying Manchester United Busby Babes stopped at Munich airport to refuel. On its third attempt to take-off in atrocious weather conditions the plane veered off the runway, crashed and burst into flames. 21 people died, 8 members of the legendary team among them (including Duncan Edwards), and Sir Matt Busby was rushed to hospital in critical condition. The greatest British football team of their generation was destroyed. Munich was a defining moment not only for Manchester United but was one of those historic days when everyone alive at the time can remember where they were when they heard the terrible news. Frank Taylor was the only journalist on the plane that night to survive and during his hospitalization wrote this book, revising it extensively 25 years later to include all the subsequent knowledge about the crash. Two surviving members of the Manchester United players on the flight, Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes, would recover to play in Manchester United's European Cup victory in 1968. Fifty years afterwards Duncan Edwards is still remembered as having the potential to have been England's greatest player. This is is the definitive, firsthand account of the crash that killed eight members of one of the greatest Manchester United teams in history. On February 6, 1958, a plane carrying the so-called Busby Babes--named for manager Matt Busby--attempted to take off from a slush-covered runway in Munich following a European Cup match; the plane careened off the runway, and crashed into a nearby house, killing 23 passengers. Frank Taylor recalls the events leading up to the disaster, the moment of the crash, and its appalling aftermath. Features recollections from players who survived--including Duncan Edwards who died 15 days after the crash--and exclusive photographs from the scene. The Munich air crash of February 6th 1958 killed 8 members of Manchester United's Busby Babes, and seemed to be the end of the brilliant team Busby had built. Frank Taylor nearly died in the crash and during his hospitalization he wrote this book, and revised it extensively 25 years later to include all the subsequent knowledge about the crash, as well as to pay tribute to the United team that eventually won the European Cup in 1968 from the ashes of Busby's team. Even today Duncan Edwards is remembered as the greatest player England could have produced, nothing like the Busby Babes had been seen before and this revised edition pays tribute to Sir Matt Busby, who died in 1993.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Dummies (Paperback): Celeste Kiyoko Hall Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Dummies (Paperback)
Celeste Kiyoko Hall
R473 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Make the most of your 2020 Olympic adventure! If you dream of traveling to the Olympic games but feel overwhelmed by the thought of a trip to Japan, then Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Dummies is for you. Hundreds of thousands of international travelers will arrive in Tokyo for the next Olympics to share in the worldwide camaraderie and watch world-class athletes in 33 sports. This book is your complete authority on how to join in! Learn about travel options, safety, customs, and facts about the Olympic Games. Tokyo is an amazing destination, and you'll be prepared for the voyage of a lifetime with knowledge of Japanese culture and trip planning tips. Plan your trip to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan Be prepared with tips on Japanese culture, customs, language, and more Learn about how the Olympic Games are structured to make the best of your time Stay stress free and have fun with international travel advice and Olympic facts! As you prepare for your once-in-a-lifetime excursion, keep this guide within easy reach!

Allez Allez Allez - The Inside Story of the Resurgence of Liverpool FC, Champions of Europe 2019 (Hardcover): Simon Hughes Allez Allez Allez - The Inside Story of the Resurgence of Liverpool FC, Champions of Europe 2019 (Hardcover)
Simon Hughes 1
R565 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

_________ 'WE ARE LIVERPOOL - THIS MEANS MORE.' JUERGEN KLOPP Allez Allez Allez is the inside account of Liverpool FC during the Klopp era, including the 2018/19 campaign which saw the club compete in the most gripping Premier League title race in history and become Champions of Europe for the sixth time. Featuring access to management, players and staff, Allez Allez Allez explains how Liverpool have emerged from what Jurgen Klopp described as the "depression" of 2015 to achieve feats that have eluded an entire generation of supporters. Through original research and exclusive interviews, Simon Hughes takes readers into Melwood, the club's training ground, and behind the dressing room door. He takes them to Chapel Street, where the club's business is determined, and to America, where it is owned. He takes them into Anfield, where many of the most important moments are defined, and he takes them on to the pitches of the Premier League and the Champions League, as we revisit how Liverpool stormed their way to the top of the Premier League this season.

Research Handbook on Sport Governance (Hardcover): Mathieu Winand, Christos Anagnostopoulos Research Handbook on Sport Governance (Hardcover)
Mathieu Winand, Christos Anagnostopoulos
R5,396 Discovery Miles 53 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recent scandals across the word of sport can be directly related to poor governance. This Research Handbook gathers the state-of-the-art research on sport governance by leading international scholars on various issues across various sports, offering a vital reference point for advancing research. Illustrating different approaches and perspectives such as good governance principles, systemic governance, political governance and network governance, chapters suggest research-informed practical solutions to current problems within sport organisations. Covering sport event governance, business implications, corporate social responsibility for enhancing good governance and extended board management, specific directions for further research are provided for each topic under examination. This is the essential reference for all sport governance researchers. It will also be insightful for sport governing bodies and administrators looking for advice on improving good governance in sport institutions.

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