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The ultimate visual guide to the world's greatest sport Discover the world's best teams and biggest competitions with the ultimate visual guide to soccer, fully updated for the 2018 World Cup. Whether you are an active player, a lifelong supporter, or an armchair soccer manager, this book illustrates every aspect of the most popular sport in the world. From the history of soccer to the most recent tournaments, The Soccer Book reveals the story behind... more...

In The Death and Life of Australian Soccer, journalist and historian Joe Gorman explores the rise and fall of Australia's first national football competition. Drawing on archival research and numerous interviews, he reveals the sport's vibrant multicultural history, while also taking an unflinching look at the issues that plague the game. Timely and fascinating, The Death and Life of Australian Soccer is no ordinary sports book.... more...

Lancashire has had a major role to play in English football from its earliest days to the present. The county's leading clubs were largely responsible for the introduction of professionalism in the 1880s, after Preston North End admitted paying their players, and the world's first Football League was divided between teams from the North West and the Midlands. Preston's "Invincibles" triumphed in that first competition before adding the... more...

Shut down the opponent and stop every shot. Only The Complete Soccer Goalkeeper will show you how to combine awareness, technique, and physical conditioning to anticipate the opponent’s every move. In The Complete Soccer Goalkeeper, renowned goalkeeping coach Tim Mulqueen shares his secrets and provides unparalleled instruction for developing the skills, techniques, and mental mind-set for mastering the game’s toughest position:... more...

The game's top players have remarkable speed, agility, and coordination demonstrated through precision passing, incredible ball control, and an uncanny ability to anticipate and react to the opposition's moves. Although the best players can make these skills look easy, each is a result of dedication, commitment, and countless hours of practice. In Elite Soccer Drills, renowned coach Mike Matkovich shares the same drills he has used in developing... more...


From Cruyff's "Total Football" to the epic rivalry between Guardiola and Mourinho, a gripping chronicle of the rise and fall of Barcelona's dominance in world soccer. Barcelona's style of play--pressing and possessing--is the single biggest influence on modern soccer. In The Barcelona Inheritance, Jonathan Wilson reveals how and why this came to pass, offering a deep analysis of the evolution of soccer tactics and style. In the late... more...

Stoke and I: The Nineties charts the fortunes of Stoke City Football Club through the decade that spawned Britpop, Euro 96 and Cool Britannia. Key moments such as the title-winning season of 1992/93, the Autoglass Trophy victory and the emotional farewell to the Victoria Ground are recounted through the eyes of a fan growing up in the last decade before football changed beyond recognition. Memories of players and matches, from the... more...

Stanley Park Story: Life, Love and the Merseyside Derby charts the recent history of the longest continuous running derby game in English football. Liverpool and Everton have now contested the fixture every season since 1962. Using a mixture of fact, fiction and personal experience, Jeff Goulding has crafted a compelling tale spanning three generations of two families, Red and Blue. Their lives become intricately woven together through... more...

When Cristiano Ronaldo transferred to Real Madrid for a world record-shattering £80 million in 2009, it cemented his position as one of the best players of his era. This is the story of the two-time Ballon d'Or winner, the first Premier League player to be named FIFA World Player of the Year, and winnter of the 2010–2011 Golden Shoe. Luca Caioli is a renowned Italian sports journalist who crafted his... more...

How Toronto FC rescued itself from misery, carved out a niche, and became a true alternative franchise in North America’s most crowded sports market. From Toronto FC’s inception, the club and their fans did things their own way. When Danny Dichio scored the first goal in franchise history, fans at BMO Field threw their seat cushions onto the field in ecstasy. It looked as though TFC had a bright future ahead of it, but what followed instead was... more...