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The Victorian Football Miscellany

Author : Paul Brown
ISBN : 9780956227058
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 89.60 MB
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The Victorian Football Miscellany is a quirky and fascinating collection of trivia, facts and anecdotes from football’s earliest years. Delve into an absorbing world of ox-bladder balls, baggy-kneed knickerbockers and outstanding moustaches, and read remarkable tales of the first ever cup final, the invention of the shinpad, the evolution of dribbling, the first own goal and a seemingly-invincible penalty-taking elephant. Other entries cover the foundation of the Football Association, the development of the Laws of the Game and the origins of football’s most popular clubs. Packed with stories, profiles and lists, this is an indispensable guide to the colourful and unusual world of 19th century football.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Blizzard The Football Quarterly Issue Twelve

Author : Jonathan Wilson
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Contents of Issue Twelve ---------------- The Rivals ---------------- * Sid Lowe, Power Play - Carles Rexach and Jorge Valdano discuss the changing nature of the Real Madrid-Barcelona rivalry * Miguel Delaney, Gamechanger - Johan Cruyff on his role in creating the style of Barcelona and modern football * Graham Hunter, An Honourable Man - How Vicente del Bosque overcame rejection by Real Madrid to lead Spain to glory --------------------------- A Game of Chess --------------------------- * Philippe Auclair, Beyond the System - Could the lessons of chess show football the way to an exciting new future? * Scott Oliver, Play Jazz, not Chess - Reflections on football, order and the imagination, and the need for improvisation ------------ Theory ------------ * Steve Menary, Maximum Opportunity - Was Charles Hughes a long-ball zealot, or pragmatist reacting to necessity? * Sergio Levinsky, The Cult of the Pibe - Argentina’s love affair with scruffy urchins with feet of gold --------------------------------- Defenders of the Faith --------------------------------- * Paul Brown, The Birth of the Fan - Why Victorians flocked to watch 22 men kicking a pig’s bladder about * James Montague, Jerusalem Syndrome - The mysterious disappearance of Guma Aguiar, the saviour of Beitar Jerusalem * Brian Homewood, Identity Crisis - Unpicking the convoluted threads of Mexico’s franchise system * Bartosz Nowicki, Dream Fulfilled - Relief and glee as Cardiff City finally found their way into the Premier League -------------------------- Against the Odds -------------------------- * Robin Bairner, Sleeping Giant - In 1982, Jean-Pierre Adams was given anaesthetic before knee surgery. He hasn’t woken up. * Richard Jolly, And Not to Yield - Only one sportsman can match Ryan Giggs for longevity: the New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter * Javier Sauras and Felix Lill, The Street Dogs of Manila - The Philippines are rising through the rankings, but are they Filipino enough * Matthew Campelli, Second City Syndrome - Why has Birmingham struggled for football success for 30 years? --------------- Polemics --------------- * Alex Keble, Artist or Machine? - An investigation into the paradoxical relationship between sport and creativity * Tim Vickery, Alternate Title - The lessons sports journalists can draw from the Monkees --------------- Fiction --------------- * Iain Macintosh, The Quantum of Bobby - After his exile in Qatar, Bobby Manager returns to English football. Or does he…? ------------------------- Greatest Games ------------------------- * Rob Smyth, England 1 West Germany 1* - World Cup semi-final, 4 July 1990, Stadio delle Alpi, Turin ----------------- Eight Bells ----------------- * Michael Yokhin, Non-identical twins - A selection of twins who looked the same but played very differently
Category: Sports & Recreation

All With Smiling Faces

Author : Paul Brown
ISBN : 9780956227089
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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An early history of Newcastle United, investigating how the football club came to mean so much to so many supporters. How did Newcastle become United? When was the club formed, and where did it play before moving to St James' Park? Who were the men who built the club, and how did they turn it into the most successful club in the country? What was it like to support Newcastle in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and why has the bond between the club and its fans remained so strong? All With Smiling Faces takes a wander through the early history of Newcastle United to discover how the club came to mean so much to so many. Covering the club's first 30 years, from its foundation as Stanley FC in 1881 to its triumphant FA Cup win in 1910, the book visits the grounds, meets the players, mingles with the fans, and relives the matches that helped make Newcastle United.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Picturing The Beautiful Game

Author : Daniel Haxall
ISBN : 9781501334573
Genre : Art
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The world's most popular sport, soccer, has long been celebrated as “the beautiful game” for its artistry and aesthetic appeal. Picturing the Beautiful Game: A History of Soccer in Visual Culture and Art is the first collection to examine the rich visual culture of soccer, including the fine arts, design, and mass media. Covering a range of topics related to the game's imagery, this volume investigates the ways soccer has been promoted, commemorated, and contested in visual terms. Throughout various mediums and formats-including illustrated newspapers, modern posters, and contemporary artworks-soccer has come to represent issues relating to identity, politics, and globalization. As the contributors to this collection suggest, these representations of the game reflect society and soccer's place in our collective imagination. Perspectives from a range of fields including art history, sociology, sport history, and media studies enrich the volume, affording a multifaceted visual history of the beautiful game.
Category: Art

Middlesbrough Fc Miscellany

Author : Tony Matthews
ISBN : 9781445641683
Genre : History
File Size : 66.52 MB
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The Middlesbrough FC Miscellany is packed with all the facts, stats, trivia, stories and legends that make up the heart of the club. This is the ultimate book of footballing trivia on a club with a rich, proud and incredible history. Written by sports master Tony Matthews, this is a book no self-respecting Boro fan should be without.
Category: History

Chepstow Miscellany

Author : Ivor Waters
ISBN : UOM:39015065866330
Genre : Chepstow (Wales)
File Size : 53.77 MB
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Category: Chepstow (Wales)


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112036939
Genre : Leeds (England)
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Category: Leeds (England)

Springbok Miscellany

Author : Eddie Grieb
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215139432
Genre : Rugby Union football
File Size : 73.32 MB
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Did you know? South Africa played their first test in 1891 in Port Elizabeth against the British Isles, and lost 0-4; Percy Montgomery is the first and so far only Springbok to have played in 100 tests. He retired in 2008 after a record 102 tests and 893 points in the Springbok jersey; Ten sets of fathers and sons have played for South Africa, the most recent being Hennie and Andries Bekker; The wives of twelve Springboks have represented South Africa in other sports, the most recent being swimmer Hannelie du Randt, wife of Os. This book brings you everything there is to know about the famous team, from the very first match played to the present. The authors' meticulous research reveals records and facts never published before, while they also recount the popular stories involving South African rugby down the years. Tables, notes, facts and statistics make this book a treasure trove of everything a rugby fan will want to know about the Springbok team: the players, heritage, disasters and triumphs.
Category: Rugby Union football

Orkney Shetland Miscellany

Author : Viking Club, or Society for Northern Research (London, England)
ISBN : WISC:89097610935
Genre : Caithness (Scotland)
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Category: Caithness (Scotland)

Schott S Miscellany 2008

Author : Ben Schott
ISBN : 0747584699
Genre : Reference
File Size : 31.62 MB
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Schott's Almanac redefines the traditional almanac to present a record of the year just past and a guide to the year come. It is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume that tells the real stories of the year, from the opening of the New Wembley stadium to the announcement of the next prime minister, and from the release of the Iranian hostages to the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Section headings are- Chronicle; World; Society & Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity & Media; Music & Cinema; Books & Arts; Travel & Leisure; Money; Parliament & Politics; The Establishment; Sport; Ephemerides. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, Schott's Almanac offers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis, combining the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of Have I Got News for You.
Category: Reference

In The Land Of The Magic Pudding

Author : Barbara Santich
ISBN : 1862545308
Genre : Cooking
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An amusing anthology of Australian cooking by some of our most popular writers.
Category: Cooking

Ayr United Miscellany

Author : Duncan Carmichael
ISBN : 1445604965
Genre : Soccer teams
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Mad, but true, stories from the more eccentric side of the beautiful game.
Category: Soccer teams