The Sports Tourists Guide To The English Premier League

Author: Blair Morse
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1543919561
File Size: 24,11 MB
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The English Premier League isn’t a secret club in America any more. More and more casual fans are tuning in to the Premier League. They’re watching on TV, they’re showing up at the pub on Saturday mornings and they’re starting to plan their vacations around a trip to England. And that's why we wrote this book. What we’ve created together is a Premier League resource written from an American perspective. We walked the towns, went to the pubs and talked to the locals. And we brought back some special, in-depth tips. We want this book to be accessible to beginners, people just starting to follow the Premier League. But we also want it to be informative and entertaining for the veteran Premier League fan – the people like us, who’ve been following the league for years. If you’re thinking about traveling to England to see a Premier League game – we’ve put resources in this book to help you. We didn’t contact any of the clubs before we went. We didn't attempt to get press passes or freebies. We wanted to go through the same process as everyone else. And we wanted to share our opinions without influence. We attempted to buy tickets the same way you would, so we could spot any tricks or glitches in the process. Buying tickets in England is a lot different than here in the US. Inside, we share the best way to get tickets for all 20 current Premier League teams, individually. And that’s not all. We also put together the pertinent facts about all 20 clubs, including their history, past and present, in easy-to-understand bits. We’ll tell you who each club’s biggest rival is and how many trophies they’ve won. We hope if you read this book, you’ll walk into any stadium in the Premier League – confident that you know your stuff and you’re ready to rub shoulders with local fans. Even if you don’t plan to travel to England, we hope our longer essays on each team help you live vicariously through us, and gain deeper knowledge of these clubs, their town, and their fans.

Bloody Confused

Author: Chuck Culpepper
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0767928083
File Size: 50,70 MB
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A jaded American sportswriter describes his move to Britain and his immersion in the confusing world of English soccer, focusing on the Portsmouth team throughout their 2006-2007 season and their enthusiastic, fanatical followers. Original. 17,500 first printing.

The Game Of Our Lives

Author: David Goldblatt
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568585071
File Size: 45,30 MB
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The Game of Our Lives is a masterly portrait of contemporary Britain through the lens of soccer. In the last two decades soccer in the United Kingdom has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very center of British popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry that has conquered the world. What does it mean when soccer becomes so central to the private and public lives of the British people? Has it enriched this island nation or impoverished it? From the goals, to the players, to the managers, to the money, David Goldblatt describes how the English Premier League was forged by Margaret Thatcher's Britain and an alliance of the big clubs — Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur — the Football Association and Rupert Murdoch's Sky TV. He identifies the real winners and losers in this extraordinary period, and explains how soccer has closely mirrored the wider political and social scene. Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of post-Thatcherite Britain in a more illuminating manner than soccer, and The Game of Our Lives provides the definitive social history of the EPL — most popular soccer league in the world.

And The Sun Shines Now

Author: Adrian Tempany
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057129510X
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE FEATURED IN THE OBSERVER'S SPORTS WRITERS' BOOKS OF THE YEAR On 15 April 1989, 96 people were fatally injured on a football terrace at an FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield. The Hillsborough disaster was broadcast live on the BBC; it left millions of people traumatised, and English football in ruins. And the Sun Shines Now is not a book about Hillsborough. It is a book about what arrived in the wake of unquestionably the most controversial tragedy in the post-war era of Britain's history. The Taylor Report. Italia 90. Gazza's tears. All seater stadia. Murdoch. Sky. Nick Hornby. The Premier League. The transformation of a game that once connected club to community to individual into a global business so rapacious the true fans have been forgotten, disenfranchised. In powerful polemical prose, against a backbone of rigorous research and interviews, Adrian Tempany deconstructs the past quarter century of English football and examines its place in the world. How did Hillsborough and the death of 96 Liverpool fans come to change the national game beyond recognition? And is there any hope that clubs can reconnect with a new generation of fans when you consider the startling statistic that the average age of season ticket holder here is 41, compared to Germany's 21? Perhaps the most honest account of the relationship between the football and the state yet written, And the Sun Shines Now is a brutal assessment of the modern game.

Men In Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

Author: Roger Bennett
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101875992
File Size: 35,45 MB
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Soccer has been America's Sport of the Future since 1972. Propelled by the rise of the World Cup, Premier League, the glory of the United States Women's National Team, Lionel Messi's DemiGod-esque talent and repeat exposure to Cristiano Ronaldo's preening abs, that Future has finally arrived. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans, as if it was a rollicking, sporting telenovela playing out in real life. Written in such a way that fully immerses Americans in the history and culture of the world's game, their Encyclopedia Blazertannica relives the careers of such greats such as George Best, Maradona, Beckham...and Alexi Lalas. It examines fan culture, from the tactical variations of scarf tying, to the pathos of England's classic, yet doomed, World Cup theme songs, and explores the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, along with such burning questions as how professional footballers deal with hair loss. Any reader will feel as if they've had a front-row seat for the classic matches--seeing every dive and missed penalty kick, and hearing every vulgar chant--and will emerge with a deeper appreciation for the dodgy haircuts and ill-judged neck tattoos that populate world football.

5000 1 The Leicester City Story Commemorative Edition

Author: Rob Tanner
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785782800
File Size: 74,13 MB
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A regal blue-and-gold hardback edition - a keepsake for fans to commemorate Leicester City’s astonishing title-winning season and the year that followed. On 2 May 2016 England’s football landscape was spectacularly and irreversibly altered as 5000-1 longshots Leicester City were crowned Premier League champions. Not only did this incredible feat break the long-standing monopoly at the top of the table, it also propelled Leicester into the Champions League for the very first time. Relive this remarkable season with Rob Tanner, the Leicester Mercury’s chief football writer, from the great escape of 2015 to the curtain-closer at Stamford Bridge - now updated to include City’s summer of celebration and their fairy-tale run in Europe.

Outside The Box

Author: Duncan Alexander
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473536774
File Size: 39,84 MB
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In football, numbers are everywhere. From touches in the opposition box to expected goals, clear-cut chances to win-loss ratios. In the modern game, these numbers help provide the narrative, the drama, and the conversation. They are scrutinised in order to justify results and to predict future outcomes. They even dictate transfer policy and drive clubs to achieve the impossible. But when did the numbers become so important and what do they mean? In Outside the Box, Duncan Alexander looks back at twenty-five years of the Premier League and beyond, uncovering the hidden truths and accepted myths that surround the game. Using the archives of OptaJoe and never-before-seen data, we discover why Liverpool have gone 27 years without winning a league title and why Lionel Messi is the best player in the game’s history. Or is he? Insightful, wry, and hugely entertaining, Outside the Box is an enlightening and accessible account of football across the decades, analysing data from the some of the greatest seasons, players, teams and managers.

The Mixer The Story Of Premier League Tactics From Route One To False Nines

Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008215561
File Size: 48,43 MB
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An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.

How To Win

Author: Anon
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 178335125X
File Size: 26,22 MB
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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.

Fantasy Football Basics

Author: Sam Hendricks
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982428634
File Size: 27,45 MB
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How to play, enjoy and win Fantasy Football. Finally, an easy and straightforward way to learn how to play fantasy football. Learn the easy way. Everything you need to play. A book every beginner will enjoy! Answers these questions: [ Why play fantasy football? [ Where do I start? [ How do I pick the right league? [ How do I score points? [ Who do I start each week? Includes: [ Explanation of NFL and fantasy football rules [ Draft tips [ Vital resources to help [ Foreword by Emil Kadlec, Co-Founder of the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) and owner of Fantasy Sports Publications [ And much more!