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Big Jock: The Real Jock Wallace
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Jock Wallace wasn't just one of Scotland's outstanding football managers - he was a legend. A larger-than-life character, a giant of a man and a real-life hero, Wallace lived an extraordinary life. Though only an average goalkeeper who never made it as a player, he lived the football dream when he went on to manage Rangers twice, winning a whole host of trophies, including two Trebles in three seasons in the mid-seventies. But the road to the top was a tough one for big Jock, including a spell as a jungle fighter with the King's Own Scottish Borderers in war-torn Malaya, and in his fifties he was struck down by Parkinson's disease. In the end, the strain proved too much even for Wallace and he died of a heart attack aged only sixty-two. In this biography, David Leggat, one of the few journalists who was close to Big Jock, tells his incredible story.
Throne Of Games
- Paperback - Freight
Summer is at an end in the 20 kingdoms and Sir Fergie, King of the House Manc, originally from a terrible northern land beyond the Wall and famous for his devastating use of his favourite torture weapon, the Hairdryer, is finally ailing. He must seek a successor before he dies. He has ruled House Manc for longer than anyone can remember, as far back as the mythical time known as 'the 80s', before even Sky Sports was invented. Step forward trusty lieutenant, Lord Moyes of Evertonia, annointed by Sir Fergie as the 'Chosen One'. The enrages southern usurper, Mourinho, the self-styled 'Special One', who howls from dawn till dusk, vowing eternal revenge, although he later denies this in the media. Will Lord Moyes manage to retain unity amongst the feared but somewhat over-the-hill Knights of Manc?
The Guardiola Effect: The Inside Story Of Pep Guardiola's First Season At Bayern Munich
- Paperback - Arena Sport
With 14 trophies to his name and his legend established for building what many believe to be the greatest team of all time, Pep Guardiola quit FC Barcelona in July 2012 to take a year-long sabbatical from football. After months of being feted by club owners around the world desperate for his signature, Guardiola made a surprise move by signing for German superclub Bayern Munich in January 2013, as Bayern were in the midst of securing an historic Treble. Taking over at a club enjoying such success seemed to many pundits to be an impossible and thankless task - where could Guardiola possibly take them next?
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.
- Paperback - Stone Country
This guide introduces the climber to the magical bouldering in the forest of Fontainebleau. Every climber should visit Fontainebleau at least once in their life - the beauty of the forest and the sculpted sandstone boulders attract climbers from around the planet keen to test their technique and ability on stones shaped as though for the very soul of a climber.
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.
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.
The Ultimate Guide To The Munros: The Southern Highlands
- Paperback - Luath Press
'The Ultimate Guide to The Munros' is a guidebook with a difference. Rather than telling the reader which are the 'best' routes, it describes all practicable ascent routes up all the Munros, and rates them in terms of difficulty and quality (using comprehensive grading systems). This enables the reader to make his/her own choices from a range of route options.
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.