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Turning My Back On The Premier League

Author : Lee Price
ISBN : 9781905825950
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Turning My Back on the Premier League is the story of one fan's football journey from the riches of the world's most popular football division, to the forgotten underbelly of the English football league.
Category: Sports & Recreation

From The Kop To The Kelpies

Author : Jeff Holmes
ISBN : 9781785310683
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In an incredible 50-year football career Alex Totten has seen service at some of Scotland’s biggest and best-loved clubs - yet from his high-profile beginnings as a player at Liverpool under Bill Shankly to his first job in the dugout at lowly Alloa, his feet have remained firmly on the ground.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Staying Power

Author : Phil Taylor
ISBN : 9781444797299
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Phil 'The Power' Taylor is the uncontested king of darts, his sixteen world championship titles between 1990 and 2013 far outclassing anything else the game has seen. He started out as a protégé of Eric Bristow, the Crafty Cockney, having wandered into his Burslem pub with a set of darts his wife had given him for his birthday. At that time Taylor was earning £52 a week working in a ceramics factory and hardly played. But jaws dropped and pint mugs tipped over as this newcomer suddenly unleashed a gift for flight that had soon eclipsed even the Crafty Cockney himself, and amassed Phil a haul of over 200 professional tournament victories. Staying Power is a year in the life of a legend, twice nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, a man who made darts look a doddle to British pub-goers everywhere and set his seal on the game as the bloke to beat. A year of triumph and disaster, in which Taylor crashed out of the world championship in the second round to young outsider Michael Smith and fell asleep at home on Christmas day, exhausted from the strain of constant winning. A year when he played arguably the greatest ever game of darts, in the Grand Slam semi-final against recent world champion Adrian Lewis the two slugging it out to the wire. A year in which Taylor rocked Australia, fêted like royalty. A year of spats and hecklers, clashes on stage and off, of head-to-heads with the Dutch superstar Michael van Gerwen. But most of all this is a year in which Phil Taylor, one of sport's greatest champions, has looked hard at his life in his determination to stay in power.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

How To Win

Author : Anon
ISBN : 9781783351251
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"I saw men under pressure. I saw men succeed and more men fail. I always wondered where the difference lay." What separates the good from the truly great players? How do football managers get the best out of their team? How do you come back from a crushing defeat to win? In an inspirational, funny and thought-provoking new book, The Secret Footballer teams up with The Secret Psychologist to crack the secrets of success and share with us the tricks and tips that keep the top players at the top of their game. Exploring the winning mindset from confidence to concentration, exposing the successes, the failures and the frauds, this book will shock and entertain. And while most of us will never dribble like Messi or strike like Suarez, we can learn to think like them. How To Win is the thinking fan's handbook for those who want to win. At football or at life.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Totally Frank

Author : Frank McGarvey
ISBN : 9781845968458
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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During a glorious but controversial career, Frank McGarvey won every major trophy in Scottish football. Under Alex Ferguson at St Mirren in the 1970s, he inspired a young Saints team to victory in the First Division - an effort that attracted the attention of English giants Liverpool and Scotland manager Jock Stein. After a frustrating spell at Anfield, he headed back north to join boyhood heroes Celtic, with whom he won five medals in five seasons. However, he was shown the door by Davie Hay just days after scoring the winner for the club in the 1985 Scottish Cup final. McGarvey then returned to St Mirren, with whom he won the Scottish Cup two years later, and he continued his success after a move into management, helping Clyde to win the Second Division trophy. But this is only half of Frank McGarvey's story. Throughout his remarkable career and beyond, McGarvey fought and, for the most part, lost a battle with gambling, which cost him his marriage, home and self-respect. In Totally Frank, McGarvey chronicles his many highs and lows, and reveals how he finally succeeded in overcoming his gambling addiction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Southampton Match Of My Life

Author : Joe Batchelor
ISBN : 9781785310027
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Eighteen Saints legends tell the stories behind their favourite ever games for the club – enabling fans of all ages to relive these magic moments through the eyes and emotions of the men who were there, pulling on the famous red-and-white stripes. From Alan Shearer’s record-breaking debut hat-trick as a 17-year-old to Matt Le Tissier’s last ever goal at the Dell, which reduced grown men to tears, here are personal stories never before told. FA Cup winning captain Peter Rodrigues recalls the day Saints shocked the sporting world by beating Manchester United in the 1976 final while goal-machine Rickie Lambert reveals how despair turned to joy with his first Premier League goal. Steve Moran shares a no-holds-barred insight into the south coast derby while Terry Paine, Theo Walcott and Marian Pahars also turn in characteristic star performances, winding back the clock to relive treasured memories of the Match of Their Lives.
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The Goodfather

Author : Lee Price
ISBN : 1911121529
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Part-diary, part-guide, part-warning - The GoodFather is a light-hearted but invaluable look into the world of first-time fatherhood. Detailing the author's eye-opening path of discovery, the book charts his journey (alongside that of his partner and their baby) as he goes through pregnancy for the first time. The nuggets of information he picks up along the way, the tips to help smooth the process for all parties, and the precious opportunities to bank some brownie points, are all detailed. This isn't your typical lecture on pregnancy and fatherhood, rather a real, tangible, honest account of what will happen, and how to survive it. In this book: The Author Lee Price is an award-nominated national print journalist and published sportswriter. Previously of Shoot! magazine, and a feature writer at The Sun newspaper, Lee is currently 'PR & Mischief Champion' at Paddy Power. Lee has written a number of previous titles including: FIFA Football: The Story Behind The Video Game Sensation, The Bundesliga Blueprint: How Germany became the Home of Football and Turning My Back on the Premier League.
Category: Family & Relationships

Gordon Strachan

Author : Leo Moynihan
ISBN : 9781448133178
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gordon Strachan has probably become best known among football fans for his realistic and often witty assessments of his teams' performances and football matters in general. It is easy to forget that Strachan forged a career as a player where his abilities made him the only player ever to win the Football Writers' Player of the Year Award both north and south of the border. Now managing Celtic, this fully updated biography of one of Scotland's most charismatic exports is published 40 years after the club became the first British team to win the European Cup. In this comprehensive and fascinating biography, Leo Moynihan looks at the tenacity of Strachan as a player, determined to prove his old mentor wrong when Ferguson sold him to Leeds Utd, on the basis of him being past his best, and the true relationship that exists between them, as well as the honesty of a man who has often left followers of the beautiful game scratching their heads, but always full of admiration.
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Bloomberg Markets

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00831287Q
Genre : Bonds
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