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The Secret Agent: Inside The World Of The Football Agent
- Paperback - Arena Sport
From mere coffee boy, to lowly scout, to multi-million pound wheeler dealer with the Big Four and the cream of the clubs in the UEFA Champions League: this book charts the Secret Agent's fast and furious progress through the dressing rooms, board rooms and bedrooms during the most recent days of the premier league.
It's A Hill, Get Over It
- Paperback - Sandstone Press
A detailed history of the sport of fell running. The book also tells the stories of some of the greatest exponents of the sport through the ages. Many of them achieved greatness whilst still working full time in traditional jobs, a million miles away from the professionalism of other branches of athletics nowadays.
How To Be A Cyclist: An A-Z Guide For The M.A.M.I.L. (middle Aged Man In Lycra)
- Hardback - Arena Sport
In what could be the most middle-class uprising in history, a million middle-aged-men-in-lycra are taking to the streets of Britain. This book has been created with love, affection and understanding for the M.A.M.I.L. We get how it feels to believe you look like Eddy Merckx only to catch a glimpse of your reflection in a shop window and sadly realise it's more like Eddie the Eagle. With wise words and inspirational photography, Phil Ashley and John Deering will guide you through a world where snobbery and etiquette rule. 'How to be a Cyclist' is a ruthless authoritative voice that you can rely upon to see you right.
Slim Jim: Simply The Best
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Jim Baxter was one of Scotland's greatest-ever football players, a left-footed wonder who became a Rangers icon and a leading member of the celebrated Scotland side of the 1960s. In this insightful biography, Tom Miller takes an in-depth look at the legend known as Slim Jim.
Scottish Rugby: Game By Game
- Paperback - Luath Press
Learn about the fascinating history of the Scottish rugby union team in this detailed guide to all 700 of their matches. From 1871 to 2013, it charts players, scores, and referees as well as containing a detailed match analysis.
Hearts: The Supreme Sacrifice To Hearts At War 1914-1919
- Paperback - Amberley
In November 1914, Hearts led the Scottish First Division. However, a debate over the morality of continuing professional football while the war continued and a campaign in the newspapers to shame footballers into joining up meant that sixteen Hearts players joined the pals battalion being raised by Edinburgh politician Sir George McCrae. This unit, officially known as 16th Royal Scots, was the first to be described as a footballers' battalion. On 2st July 1916, 15th and 16th Royal Scots attacked at the village of Contalmaison in the Somme Valley, today the site of a memorial to their dead. Four of the Hearts players died on 1st July; seven would die all told during the war. In this book, Tom Purdie tells their story as well as what happened to the Hearts men left behind in Edinburgh.
Celtic: Pride And Passion
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
Celtic Football Club's story is laced with drama and excitement, featuring a host of colourful individuals and a social history matched by few, if any, football clubs. Lisbon Lion Jim Craig and Pat Woods, a historian of the club, take a fresh look at several lesser-known episodes in Celtic's history, including: the fascinating link between Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and a dramatic Ne'erday match at Celtic Park; the unforgettable night the 'playboy of the Eastern world' lit up Parkhead with a performance that helped to sow the seeds for a revolution at the club.
Red Machine: Liverpool In The '80s
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
During the 1980s, Liverpool Football Club dominated English football, winning seven league titles, two European Cups, two FA Cups and four League Cups. In 'Red Machine', Simon Hughes interviews some of the most colourful characters to have played for the club during that period. The resulting interviews, set against the historical backdrop of both the club and the city, provide a vivid portrait of life at Liverpool during an era when the club's unparalleled on-pitch success often went hand in hand with a boozy social scene fraught with rows, fights and wind-ups.
The United Trinity: The Remarkable Story Of Best, Law And Charlton
- Paperback - Simon & Schuster
When George Best, a dark-haired skinny teenager from Belfast, made his United debut in the autumn of 1963, he was joining a club still recovering from the horrors of Munich. Among his team-mates were goalscorer supreme Denis Law and England midfielder Bobby Charlton. Together they would combine to help United to win two league titles and a long-awaited European Cup as the Reds came to personify all that was most exciting about the Swinging Sixties. Having reported on their entire careers together, Meek has a unique insight into what made Best, Law and Charlton stand out as the truly special players they were.
Fergie Rises: The Making Of Britain's Greatest Football Manager
- Hardback - Aurum
Alex Ferguson was not the greatest manager football has ever seen when he turned up in Aberdeen one June morning in 1978. In fact he really wasn't anything special at all. 'Fergie Rises' is the story of a period that began when Ferguson was lucky to get Aberdeen, not the other way around. It is the story of an eight-year revolution in which he outgrew that club up in the northeast of Scotland - and left them devastated by his departure.