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Behind Closed Doors

Author : Gary Lineker
ISBN : 9781473572775
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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PRE-ORDER NOW ‘Football is a simple game. 22 players chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win.’ This book is inspired by the stories Danny and I have shared with each other about what life in football is really like: in the dressing room, in the commentary box, on the pitch and – with the appropriate pixellation – in the showers afterwards. What’s it really like to play with Messi? I wouldn’t know, but I have starred alongside him in an advert for Walkers crisps. And, well, his performance was world-class. And what is a life in football really like? You won’t learn much from the dull-as-dishwater post-match interviews – it’s a world of secrets, superstitions, laughs and personalities, and let me tell you, half of it you won’t believe. I’ve looked back at my playing days, from England to Leicester, Everton to Barcelona, Tottenham to, er, Nagoya Grampus Eight, and shared the chaotic behind-the-scenes secrets of Match of the Day – and Danny has chipped in with stories from a lifetime following the game as a fan. From Italia ’90 to Leicester’s Premier League fairytale, from yellow cards to World Cup trophies (I’ve never been awarded either), you’ll find it all here – everything you always wanted to know about football, but didn’t realise that you did. Inspired by the No.1 podcast Behind Closed Doors
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life Laughs Last

Author : Philip B. Kunhardt
ISBN : 9780671687977
Genre : Photography
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200 more classic photos from the famous back page of America's favorite magazine.
Category: Photography

A Life Too Short

Author : Ronald Reng
ISBN : 9781446499023
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR Why does an international footballer with the world at his feet decide to take his own life? On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thirty-two years old and a devoted husband and father. Enke had played for a string of Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona and Jose Mourinho's Benfica and was destined to become his country's first choice in goal for years to come. But beneath the veneer of success, Enke battled with crippling depression. Award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his friend's life, shedding valuable light on the crushing pressures endured by professional sportsmen and on life at the top clubs. At its heart, Enke's tragedy is a universal story of a man struggling against his demons. ‘It should be on every British football fan's reading list’ Metro
Category: Biography & Autobiography

God Football

Author : Chad Gibbs
ISBN : 9781458723918
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In 2008 over six million people attended an SEC football game. They spent thousands on season tickets, donated millions to athletic departments, and for three months a year ordered their entire lives around the schedule of their favorite team. As a Christian, Gibbs knows he cannot serve two masters, but at times his faith is overwhelmed by his fanaticism. He is not alone. Gibbs and his six million friends do not live in a spiritually void land where such borderline idol worship would normally be accepted. They live in the American South, where according to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, 84 percent identify themselves as Christians. This apparent contradiction that Gibbs sees in his own life, and in millions of others, has led him to journey to each of the twelve schools to spend time with rabid Christian fans of various ages and denominations. Through his journey, he learns how others are able to balance their passion for their team with their devotion to God.
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Football Club Management

Author : Ian Lawrence
ISBN : 9781315519159
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The rapid global growth of the sport industry has prompted the need for a more commercial approach to the management of sport clubs. This book is the first study of its kind to focus on the management of professional football clubs, providing a real-world insight into management principles and their practical application. The international commercialisation of football has led to a fundamental transformation of the industry’s management practices, given the financial rewards of success and the high price of failure. This book presents a critical examination of this transformation, questioning why clubs are increasingly adopting management strategies from other industries. Each chapter analyses the role played by a key leadership figure within a club, such as the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), director of football (DoF), and head coach. Full of exclusive interviews, case studies and examples of best practice, this book sheds new light on the challenges of working in this extraordinarily high-pressure environment. Football Club Management: Insights from the Field is fascinating reading for all those working in or studying the management, marketing or administration of football.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Family

Author : Michael Calvin
ISBN : 9781473553736
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From the award-winning author of NO HUNGER IN PARADISE Outside the global spotlight, footballers don't drive Aston Martins or pose for underwear ads. This is war. This is life. This is football. Michael Calvin turned up for the first day of pre-season training at Millwall FC. 333 days later, he sat among the subs at Wembley. Over the course of a season, he witnessed the intimate everyday life of a football club far from the glitz and glamour of the Premier League, and the unique characters that come together every day on the field. These are dedicated, hard-working family men, close to their roots, 'playing for the people who hate their jobs, who'd love our lives.' Forget about the over-hyped circus of the Premier League. This is the beautiful game in all its raucous glory: essential reading for anyone whom football is a way of life.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Life As Theater

Author : Gail Ylitalo
ISBN : 9781411614253
Genre : Fiction
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Anthology of three plays, ONE SUNDAY, WARTS, and SCARLET SAGE.
Category: Fiction

Skully Says Shut It

Author : Heidi Rice
ISBN : 9780595434725
Genre : Humor
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From playing hopscotch on the black and white tiles of the kitchen floor, attempting a stealth purchase of feminine protection for his wife, imitating Mighty Mouse by saving the day each morning as he bounds down the stairs or secretly being taped by Dateline NBC as he watches a "Monday Night Football" game, Heidi Rice's husband, who she affectionately calls "husband-head", is an eight-year-old, football addict trapped in a man's body and a great subject for a humor columnist.For ten years, Heidi Rice has entertained readers of all ages with her weekly "Fried Rice" humor column in the Glenwood Springs (Colo.) Post Independent, detailing life with her spouse. Now peer into the lives of the Rice's-a baby boomer couple who don't have babies but share a lot of laughs-in this sixty-column collection of her favorites.From football to family, housekeeping to holidays, there is something in Skully Says Shut It! that will assure you that (sigh) you aren't the only weirdoes in the world.
Category: Humor

2100 Laughs For All Occasions

Author : Robert Orben
ISBN : 0385182481
Genre : Humor
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Presents a collection of topical jokes and one-liners, alphabetically arranged in approximately three hundred categories, that are designed to enhance speeches and written pieces on almost any subject
Category: Humor

Laughs At Life

Author : Amar Nath Bali
ISBN : UOM:39015058429435
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Strictly For Laughs

Author : Joey Adams
ISBN : 089479079X
Genre : American wit and humor
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Category: American wit and humor

Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015010734039
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Teamthink

Author : Don Martin
ISBN : 0452272130
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 61.64 MB
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The first book to use colorful sports anecdotes as business tools, TeamThink illustrates the importance of skills that athletes take for granted--training, leadership, coordination, and motivation--and provides valuable wisdom on how to make business objectives as clear as any goal line.
Category: Business & Economics

Life On The Fly

Author : John Schreiber
ISBN : 9781469111728
Genre : Fiction
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Broadcast on the evening news . . . Hillcrest English teacher and former football star was shot in the back while fly-fishing. David Browning leaves behind a wife and two young children. Authorities have ruled it a hunting accident. Matthew Blake has only one purpose left in life: to find who murdered his best friend. At the time of his death, David Browning had a loving family and successful career. What does Matthew Blake have? Nothing. Matt Blake is an ex-athlete, ex-husband, and ex-angler . . . a guilt-driven alcoholic and professional failure. To uncover the murderer, Blake must journey back to his hometown, Hillcrest, where he will be forced to face his past, make new enemies, and learn the meaning of love . . . if he can live long enough. Life on the Fly is another suspenseful, poignant, and compelling novel set in Schreibers richly imagined Ironwood County. The first novel in the Ironwood County series is the young adult novel, Hillcrest Journal. The second is the adult novel Passing Through Paradise. * * * What others are saying about the Ironwood County novels: Skillfully told . . . very realistic. West Concord Enterprise Tough to put down. The themes are masterfully interwoven. Byron Review * * * Helpful Link: Schreiber has posted some of his published articles, essays, and poems along with book group discussion questions for Life on the Fly at John Schreibers Books
Category: Fiction

The Life And Times Of Herbert Chapman

Author : Patrick Barclay
ISBN : 9780297868514
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive story of the father of modern football, Herbert Chapman. Herbert Chapman, the boss of the all-conquering Arsenal team of the 1930s, was the father of modern football management. A relative journeyman as a player, he moved into the dugout aged 29 with Northampton Town, before building a multiple-title-winning team with Huddersfield in the 1920s. It was at Arsenal, however, where Chapman would leave an indelible mark on the landscape of football. Patrick Barclay's poignant and detailed biography weaves Chapman's story into the momentous times through which he lived, including the tragedy of the First World War, the subsequent Depression and the rise of fascism. Deeply influential on Arsenal successors such as George Graham and Arsène Wenger, he also pioneered changes in the game's scenery and tactical approaches. As Sir Matt Busby later remarked, Herbert Chapman changed the game of football.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Crunch

Author : Pat Toomay
ISBN : 9781504029544
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“A wry, witty look at life with the Dallas Cowboys during the heyday of Tom Landry and Roger Staubach, The Crunch shows the real life that makes legends and lacerates the Cowboys mechanistic corporate image, revealing a world that is both more and less than we expect, yet funnier than we could image.” —Peter Gent, author of North Dallas Forty “More characters than War and Peace. More laughs than Laugh-In. . . . A pro football classic!” —Frank Luksa, The Dallas Morning News
Category: Sports & Recreation

Life Or Something Like It At Mallard High

Author : Greg Martini
ISBN : 9781469148212
Genre : Fiction
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I dont yell at people. I just shatter them emotionally and make them cry. Meet Tony Calamari. Freshman year at Mallard High does not begin well. For one thing, too many adults are telling him what to do, and there are too many annoying kids he has to spend four more years with. Like the last nine years werent bad enough (yes, hes counting kindergarten). If only he could ignore as many people as possible, but no one will let him. Which is just typical. Then one day he finds himself assigned to a classroom where maybe, just maybe, he might begin to like high school in spite of himself.
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