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Book Review – Of Fossils & Foxes – The Official, Definitive History of Leicester City Football Club

In 2016 Leicester City became champions of England, Premier League winners and debutants in Europe’s glamorous Champions League. It hasn’t always been like this as the 2015-16 triumph represented the pinnacle in the club’s 132 years of existence. A history packed with ups and downs, successes and heartbreak.The excellent and truly definitive ‘Of Fossils & Foxes’ brings to life, through a concoction ... Read More »

Book Review – Coventry City: A Club Without A Home

Coventry City famously left their Highfield Road home in 2005 to play at the purpose built Ricoh Arena, but for a dark period of 18 months they moved out of nirvana to play at Sixfields Stadium, this is the full story behind what happened to the former Premier League mainstays. Read More »

Book Review – Johan Cruyff, My Turn The Autobiography

Johan Cruyff was widely regarded as one of football’s greatest players. Through his playing career, he was synonymous with the ideology of Total Football, a style where every player could play in any position on the pitch. His philosophy still lives on in teams across Europe. Read More »

Book Review: Ron Atkinson: The Manager

The memoirs of one of the most well-known British football managers over the last thirty years were recently released. Titled Ron Atkinson: The Manager, the book describes in detail Big Ron’s career as a player, manager, and television pundit. Read More »

Book Review: The Wenger Revolution

Arsene Wenger recently celebrated 20 years as manager of Arsenal. Wenger’s journey with the club has seen some incredible moments, along with some painful defeats, and it’s all retold in this compelling book: The Wenger Revolution: Twenty years of Arsenal. Read More »

Book Review – Studying Football

Studying Football is the first book designed specifically to guide and support the study of football on degree-level courses, across the full range of social-scientific perspectives Read More »

Book Review: Fearless: The amazing underdog story of Leicester City

In the newly released book: Fearless: the amazing underdog story of Leicester City, the greatest miracle in sports history; Jonathan Northcroft recounts Leicester City’s incredible journey, which culminated in the Foxes being crowned Premier League champions. Read More »

Book Review; Up Front – Kerry Dixon My Autobiography

Dixon was a goal-scoring machine during the 1980’s but like some of his peers he had a spectacular fall from grace, this autobiography covers his addictions and his quest to rebuild his life. Read More »

Book Review – Graduation Life Lessons of a Professional Footballer

It is often perceived as the dream job – getting paid thousands of pounds for doing something you love. For many children and adults alike there could be nothing better in life than being a professional footballer. For Richard Lee, however, this was not the case as he confesses ‘The truth is that I don’t love football, I never have’. Read More »

Book Review: The Bundesliga Blueprint: How Germany became the home of Football

Germany have just won the 2014 World Cup and the nation celebrates. With players like Mario Götze having their best years in front of them it seems likely that Germany will be entering a period of dominance like Spain before them. Yet, fourteen years previously – at Euro 2000 – it was all so different. Germany crashed out of the ... Read More »

Book Review: Worst in the world – International Football at the Bottom

Everyone likes to support the underdog, whether it is in domestic competitions or in the international ones, we lean toward the giant killers and the ‘cupsets’. ‘Worst in the world’ is a look at the international teams who are routinely crushed by superior opposition. Read More »

Book Review: How the Klopp ticks: An unofficial biography of Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has been in our faces for more than a decade now. The antecedents of the man have so far been unprecedented. Within the past few years, Klopp’s successes as a football manager have been on a geometric rise. How the Klopp ticks is a book that tells us more about the life and times of a man who ... Read More »

3 football stadiums you have to visit!

If you can find a football fan that does not like visiting football stadiums, then I will be very surprised! Travelling to different stadiums is the best part of the football experience. However, small or large a stadium is, the atmosphere can be electric. So, here are three stadiums that you should try and visit as soon as possible. Read More »

Book Review: My Gentleman Jim

Jimmy Hill was one of the most well-known British sports personalities of the last century. His achievements in football will be remembered for a long time, as will his infectious personality. My Gentleman Jim is a book about Jimmy’s life, written by the person that knew him best, his wife Bryony Hill. Read More »

Book Review: 1966 – The 50th Anniversary

50 years ago today, England won the World Cup, the rest they say is history…Well, for the English national team, it could be argued that it is as things have seldom got much better in the half century since that memorable occasion. Here’s a look back on that historic day at Wembley Stadium. Read More »

Book Review : The Manager : Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders by Mike Carson

Just what does it take to be a manager in the elite leagues, or any division for that matter? If you thought it was simply a case of answering some questions to the press and picking eleven players, then you NEED to read this book. We did, and were rewarded by being given a unique insight from some of the ... Read More »

Review: The Secret Footballer’s Guide to the Modern Game – “A footballer who knows his apples”

For fans of football’s ‘ultimate insider’ comes a third serving of tales, titbits and fascinating insight about the Beautiful Game. Though, this time The Secret Footballer has gone tactical, beginning with a premise – “of the 95 per cent of people who love football, only two per cent understand it” – that for the reader can prove uncomfortably true. Everything ... Read More »

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