The Sports Tourists' Guide to the English Premier League

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Author: Blair Morse,Brian Burden,Franklin Canterbury

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543919561

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 580

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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.

The English Premier League

A Socio-Cultural Analysis

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Author: Richard Elliott

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317265807

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 1865

The English Premier League (EPL) is one of the world’s most valuable and high-profile sports leagues, with millions of fans around the globe. The 2016/17 season marked the 25th anniversary of the EPL, providing a unique opportunity to reflect on how it has contributed, both positively and negatively, to key developments in football – and in sport and culture more broadly – at local, national and global levels. Drawing on central themes in the social scientific study of sport, such as globalisation, celebrity, fandom, commercialisation, gender, sexuality and race, this book is the first to assess the historical development and current significance of the EPL. With original contributions from several of the world’s leading football scholars, it provides in-depth case studies of the multifaceted role of the EPL in the contemporary world of sport, as well as offering thought-provoking predications for the future challenges that it will face. The English Premier League: A Socio-Cultural Analysis is a fascinating read for any sport studies student or scholar with a particular interest in football and the sociology of sport.

Global Corruption Report: Sport

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Author: Transparency International

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317443756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 1575

Sport is a global phenomenon engaging billions of people and generating annual revenues of more than US$ 145 billion. Problems in the governance of sports organisations, fixing of matches and staging of major sporting events have spurred action on many fronts. Yet attempts to stop corruption in sport are still at an early stage. The Global Corruption Report (GCR) on sport is the most comprehensive analysis of sports corruption to date. It consists of more than 60 contributions from leading experts in the fields of corruption and sport, from sports organisations, governments, multilateral institutions, sponsors, athletes, supporters, academia and the wider anti-corruption movement. This GCR provides essential analysis for understanding the corruption risks in sport, focusing on sports governance, the business of sport, planning of major events, and match-fixing. It highlights the significant work that has already been done and presents new approaches to strengthening integrity in sport. In addition to measuring transparency and accountability, the GCR gives priority to participation, from sponsors to athletes to supporters an essential to restoring trust in sport.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2016-2017

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Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472233943

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 2726

The market-leading book of football statistics. 1056 fact-filled pages with everything you need to know about domestic and international football. This 46th edition of the football bible brings you all the Premier League, Football League, Champions League and Europa League stats. Plus the complete qualifying and final tournament record of the 2016 European Championships. The Yearbook never fails to deliver with unrivalled stats and information including a comprehensive season-by-season players' directory with an invaluable A-Z of all entries; the most informed stats for English and Scottish league and cup matches, and English and Scottish important dates at home and abroad for the 2016-2017 season. As ever, this is the first reference book you should turn to.

The Mixer

The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines

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Author: Michael Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008215552

Category: Soccer

Page: 486

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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. Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically. And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence. The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson's directness to Keegan's relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho's cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri's counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.

Glory, Goals and Greed

Twenty Years of the Premier League

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Author: Joe Lovejoy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780571445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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The FA Premier League was born 20 years ago, on 23 September 1991, and has since established itself as the most popular club competition in world football. At the start, however, there was opposition from the players' union and the Football League. Then the breakaway elite were faced with the exposure of the game's 'bungs' culture, which stained the reputations of Brian Clough and George Graham, among others. After weathering that storm, the new league was threatened again by the very real possibility of financial meltdown, which was averted only by the controversial takeover of many top clubs by predatory overseas owners. Joe Lovejoy reported on the creation of the Premier League for The Independent and revisits the story in Glory, Goals and Greed, interviewing many of the 'founding fathers'. Later, as chief football correspondent at the Sunday Times, he witnessed all the main events and has spoken again to those involved to shed new light on the best matches, best players and standout incidents of the Premier League's enthralling first 20 years.

The Ball is Round

A Global History of Football

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Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 992

View: 6041

The definitive book about football. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of football are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of football's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates football's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

Blackpool on This Day

History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year

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Author: Peter Gillatt

Publisher: Pitch Pub

ISBN: 9781905411504

Category: Reference

Page: 184

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Officially endorsed by Blackpool FC, a collection of the key events and matches from the club's colorful history A chronicle in diary form of all the major events in the club's history. With individual entries for every day, and multiple listings for more historic and busier days, the book includes all the club's big matches, promotions, cup runs, significant events, and sensational signings.

News of the World Football Annual 2006/2007

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Author: Stuart Barnes

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007234236

Category: Soccer

Page: 528

View: 9174

Now in its 120th edition, this pocket encyclopedia of football facts contains everything you need to know about the game – league and non-league – in Britain, Ireland and throughout Europe; plus, in World Cup year, a comprehensive review of the qualifying rounds and finals tournament in Germany.

Playfair Cricket Annual 2017

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Author: Ian Marshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472232550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 8399

The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season. The Playfair Cricket Annual 2017 includes coverage of the 2016 season, including the Specsavers County Championship, Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast. It also contains: a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires; county records and 2016 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records; Test match scores and averages (May 2016-February 2017); women's International records, plus England players' register; register of probable touring teams and series records; 2017 fixtures, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties.

The Global Football League

Transnational Networks, Social Movements and Sport in the New Media Age

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Author: Peter Millward

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230274440

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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This pioneering book critically addresses the themes that have come to define the global flow of images, capital and people that exist in contemporary football today. In doing so, this text tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups in the UK, U.S.A, Scandinavia and East Asia. The text also explores issues connected to the growing trend of overseas ownership in the English Premier League and by doing so, the book draws upon a range of sociological theories to tell the story of the local and global repertoires of action emanating from the popular protests at Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs.

We Are Sunday League

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Author: Ewan Flynn

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785313428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

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The Wizards FC was a team of former schoolfriends who - with the help of a few star ringers - slogged their way through mud, skinheads and Staffordshire bull terriers to win the Edmonton Sunday League. Team captain Ewan Flynn brings alive a world of young men giving it their all on sloping pitches a million miles from the glamour of the Premier League, and officials who volunteer to maintain some sort of order. Along the way he charts the bittersweet stories of mates who brought success to the Wizards, despite suffering disappointment in their own all-too-brief professional football careers. It's a sometimes farcical, sometimes tragic tale of growing up in north London: family tensions, friendship, being a man, and seeing where your dreams can take you - even a Roy-of-the-Rovers rise to captaining your country against the world champions. Injuries on the pitch led the writer to many encounters with the surgeon's knife in order to keep playing. He shows how once football has you, it never lets you go.

Birmingham City

The Complete Record

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Author: Tony Matthews

Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing

ISBN: 9781859838532

Category: Soccer players

Page: 576

View: 5609

This is the complete statistical record of Birmingham City, plus a full written history, biographies of the leading players down the years, the managers, memorable matches recalled and much more. Plus numerous photos, many never seen before.

Soccer Stories

Anecdotes, Oddities, Lore, and Amazing Feats

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Author: Donn Risolo

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803233957

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 7778

Arguably the world's most popular sport, soccer has its own colorful lore, still little known in a nation only now beginning to give the game its due. This book offers the perfect opportunity to catch up on soccer's rich historyand to discover some of the funniest, most ironic, outlandish, and tragic stories ever to come out of the world of sports. Taking readers as far afield as the Faeroe Islands, Thailand, Madagascar, Belarus, Bhutan, and the North Pole, the selections inSoccer Storiesrange from the strange (Brazilian players paid in cattle by their cash-strapped club) to the wild (the Mexican prison warden who threw open all the cell doors in celebration of a World Cup victory) to the comical (the referee who ejected himself). Here is the plane crash that wiped out the Italian team on the eve of its fifth straight national championship; the spiteful African club that scored 149 goals against itself in one game; and the youngster who banked a shot into the goal off a passing seagull. As lively as it is informative,Soccer Storieswill engage fans of all levels.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Complete Record, 1877-2009

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Author: Tony Matthews

Publisher: DB

ISBN: 9781780911342

Category:

Page: 496

View: 9842

Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record provides the most comprehensive history of one of the country's most famous and respected football clubs. Alongside profiles of the club's great players and managers, fans can relive the games that secured trop