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A Game of Two Halves

Author : Cornel Sandvoss
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Professional football is one of the most popular television 'genres' worldwide, attracting the support of millions of fans, and the sponsorship of powerful companies. In A Game of Two Halves, Sandvoss considers football's relationship with television, its links with transnational capitalism, and the importance of football fandom in forming social and cultural identities around the globe. He presents the phenomenon of football as a reflection postmodern culture and globalization.Through a series of case studies, based in ethnographic audience research, Sandvoss explores the motivations and pleasures of football fans, the intense bond formed between supporters and their clubs, the implications of football consumption on political discourse and citizenship, football as a factor of cultural globalisation, and the pivotal role of football and television in a postmodern cultural order.

A Game of Two Halves

Author : Amy Raphael
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Ever wondered which goal Frank Lampard is proudest of, who Jürgen Klopp thinks will manage Liverpool in the future, what Rio Ferdinand thinks of Man United in the post-Ferguson years or exactly how many grey cashmere jumpers Pep Guardiola owns? In this collection of frank and funny conversations between footballers and their biggest fans, these vital questions (and many more) are finally addressed. A Game of Two Halves shows a different side to some of the biggest names in football, reminding us of the common ground we all share. This project is published in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with the goal of raising both funds for and awareness of their work with child refugees. Featuring forewords by Raheem Sterling and Gary Lineker and interviews between Jürgen Klopp & John Bishop Pep Guardiola & Johnny Marr Lucy Bronze & Clare Balding Frank Lampard & Omid Djalili Rio Ferdinand & Rachel Riley Ian Wright & Wretch 32 Héctor Bellerin & Romesh Ranganathan Steven Gerrard & David Morrissey Gary Lineker & Fahd Saleh Eric Dier & David Lammy John McGlynn & Val McDermid Vivianne Miedema & Amy Raphael

A Game of Two Halves

Author : Sean Hamil
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The football business is changing while the game's traditional regulatory institutions are struggling to keep up with the problems raised by the sport's success. This work takes a look at who runs football and where the increasing amounts of money that flow into the game actually go. Contributors include David Conn, author of The Football Business; Armand Caraben, a former general manager of Barcelona Football Club; Adam Brown, a member of the Football Task Force; Brian Lomax, elected director of Northampton Town; Andy Walsh, chairman of the Independent Manchester United Supporters' Association; and a number of leading academics and analysts in the areas of corporate governance and regulation.

Game of Two Halves

Author : Archie Macpherson
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For four decades Archie Macpherson has been one of Britain’s finest football commentators. Instantly recognisable, he’s never been short of an opinion or far from controversy. After joining the BBC full-time in 1969, he established himself not only as one of our foremost commentators but also as a cult figure in our national life. In A Game of Two Halves, Archie Macpherson gives us his unique perspective on his life and career. As well as brilliant anecdotes including his battles with Jock Stein, friendship and a spectacular falling out with Alex Ferguson, interviewing Terry Wogan in a jacuzzi in a limousine and the Scotland football manager who took delivery of a plain white envelope, Archie Macpherson also tackles tough issues like sectarianism and the future of the beautiful game. A Game of Two Halves is a candid, entertaining and thought-provoking autobiography which brings Archie Macpherson’s story and his passion for football to life with all his characteristic insight, humour and honesty.

It s a Game of Two Halves

Author : Frederick Rj Hartman
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"A love story. No it's not like any other love: this one is different as it's not boy meets girl, or boy meets boy, or girl meets girl, or indeed any other permutation of genders walking off into the sunset happily ever after." "It's a Game of Two Halves" is an extraordinary story of one man and his love of his team: Queens Park Rangers. But it is also much more than this. From the lows of losing Queenie - his ally in victory and defeat - to the highs of QPR's long-awaited and unnecessarily torturous 2011 promotion to the Premiership, Hartman weaves an emotional narrative of the life and loves of a football fanatic with surprising ease (for the non-football savvy) and expertise (for those who know and love the game as he does). Brilliantly funny in places, tear-jerkingly sad in others, this is a book for anyone who loves a good yarn - football-related or otherwise.

A Game of Two Halves

Author : Akash Paun
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A Game of Two Halves Brian

Author : Fritz Spiegl
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A Game of Two Halves

Author : Stephen F. Kelly
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This anthology brings together some of the best writing about soccer over the sport's long and illustrious history. Regular writers on the game such as Eamon Dunphy, Pete Davies and Simon Barnes are joined by the more unexpected contributor such as Roy Hattersley, Harold Pinter and Barry Norman, on subjects as far-ranging as the dribbling skills of Pele, Liverpool followers in Rome, the world's greatest save, Brian Clough, and the declaration of war between El Salvador and Honduras following their World Cup tie in 1970.

Football and Faith

Author : John Boyd
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"This booklet suggests that the beautiful game can be a ready-made bridge between those of all faiths and none, and a place where young people can experience the transformational love of God. Football can also be a grassroots way for churches and youth workers to reach out effectively to the communities they serve"--Page 4 of cover.

Game of Two Halves

Author : Tim Glynne-Jones
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Football Yesterday and Today is a photo book in the iconic style of America Yesterday and Today, with the past in evocative black and white side by side with the present in vivid colour. This nostalgic look back to the present-day allows the modern fan to see just how much things have moved on over the years but not much has altered. Images of the past are strangely different yet oddly familiar: times may change but football remains the great game it always was.

A Book of Two Halves

Author : Nicholas Royle
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Contributors include:Stephen Baxter, Geoff Dyer, Maureen Freely, John Hegley, Geoff Nicholson, Tim Pears, Iain Sinclair, Irvine Welsh'A Book of Two Halves stands out as one of the most incisive and witty books on the game to come out in the last few years...a collection of quality tales about life's highs and lows inspired by the game we love' 90 Minutes'Reading A Book of Two Halves is like going to watch Newcastle when you're used to Northampton Town. The boy Royle done good' Andrew Shields, Time Out'Praise be, through its sheer versatility of attack, A Book of Two Halves succeeds in challenging the wearisome New Lad orthodoxy of so much current soccer discourse' NME

Football Fever

Author : John Foster
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Here's a collection of poems about goals, fans, yobs, cheers, fouls, boots, scarves, crowds, strips. You'll also see falling stars, blind referees, magic sponges, dream teams, fizzy drinks, wet Saturdays, hairless half-backs, and a game of two halves. This is a thought-provoking as well as an entertaining book, and includes a number of reflective poems, dealing with some of the more serious issues in football. Most of the poems have been specially written for this collection.

Sporting Times

Author : K. Woodward
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Written against the backdrop of the 2012 London Olympics, this book examines the idea of 'time' in sport, using time as a conceptual lens to explore movement, bodies, sports reporting, memory, disability, technology and the role of the past and the future in sport.

The Games People Play

Author : Robert Ellis
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In The Games People Play, Robert Ellis constructs a theology around the global cultural phenomenon of modern sport, paying particular attention to its British and American manifestations. Using historical narrative and social analysis to enter the debate on sport as religion, Ellis shows that modern sport may be said to have taken on some of the functions previously vested in organized religion. Through biblical and theological reflection, he presents a practical theology of sport's appeal and value, with special attention to the theological concept of transcendence. Throughout, he draws on original empirical work with sports participants and spectators. The Games People Play addresses issues often considered problematic in theological discussions of sport such as gender, race, consumerism, and the role of the modern media, as well as problems associated with excessive competition and performance-enhancing substances. As Ellis explains, "Sporting journalists often use religious language in covering sports events. Salvation features in many a headline, and talk of moments of redemption is not uncommon. Perhaps, somewhere beyond the cliched hyperbole, there is some theological truth in all this after all."

My Son Marries My Daughter

Author : Dr Walter Masocha
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In the Kingdom of God, I came to the conclusion that, the key principle when it comes to marriage is: My Son Marries My daughter. I coined this phrase as my contribution to the world on the subject of Christian (or religious) marriages. God instructs that His children marry among themselves. Dont be horrified, this principle is not the same as incest. 2nd Corinthians 6:14 instructs that Gods children should not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. It is Gods principle. As a child of God, you violate it at your own peril. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, the Bible is awash with examples of those who followed this key principle and had successful marriages (e.g. Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Rachel, Joseph and Mary) while other examples show what happened whenever this principle was violated (e.g. Ahab and Jezebel). Our Heavenly Father wants His sons to marry His daughters. The creation account in Genesis 1:26 28 tells us that God created Adam, His own son. Later on, out of Adam, God made His daughter, Eve. Apart from creation, Gods first official role was to conduct a marriage in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:18 24). That day His son Adam married His daughter, Eve. He sealed the key principle on Kingdom relationships, and in a way declared: My son marries my daughter. Thats marriage, Gods way. To sum up the book: God started with a wedding in the garden of Eden; He is going to finish with a wedding in the clouds (1st Thess. 4:13-18), completing the full circle of this Divine principle. His only begotten son (Jesus Christ/the Bridegroom) will marry His only daughter (the Church/the Bride). Its official: My son marries my daughter, says God. Enjoy!

Dan Walker s Football Thronkersaurus

Author : Dan Walker
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'What a strike from Mike Sheron - what a thronker!' screamed Dan Walker, now the host of Football Focus. And with that description of the kind of ferociously struck shot that would knock over a pig if it caught it full in the face, the cult of the Thronker - and eventually this book - was born. Glorifying everything that is weird and wonderful about the beautiful game, Dan Walker's Football Thronkersauruscontains hilarious stories and facts that will answer almost any football question you could possibly think of, from which outfield player went 20 years without scoring a goal, to which player had to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factorybefore every game? The Thronkersaurushas these, and plenty more, covered. Laced with a load of Dan's daft stories from inside the world of broadcasting and his football-crazy childhood, the Thronkersaurusis the ultimate celebration of football, its ridiculous characters and its incredible history.

Fat Forty And Fired

Author : Nigel Marsh
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Approaching forty, Nigel Marsh's life seems almost perfect: he has moved with his family from the UK to Sydney and runs the Australian office of a leading advertising agency. However, he is also stressed, overweight and struggling to balance a career, a marriage and the demands of four small children. But everything changes when he loses his job. After the initial shock of redundancy, Marsh decides to embrace life outside the office and reconnect with his family. FAT, FORTY AND FIRED is the hilarious, insightful and deeply moving account of his 'gap year' at home, as he rediscovers fatherhood, loses twenty kilograms, kicks his drinking habit, trains for an ocean swim race and generally gets his house in order. FAT, FORTY AND FIRED is a story for anyone who has dreamed about leaving the rat race behind and living a more meaningful life.

The Return of King Kenny Liverpool FC s 2010 2011 Season from a Fan s Perspective Unauthorised

Author : Oliver Smith
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The Cat s Pyjamas

Author : Julia Cresswell
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A fascinating, thematic exploration of clichés from as the actress said to the bishop to zero hour, explaining what they are and where they’ve come from. Julia Cresswell has taken her best-selling dictionary of clichés (‘Sumptuous... A mine of information.’ Guardian) back to the drawing board and has created a book, packed with famous (and infamous) quotations and memorable information, that will change the way you see English.

Soccer For Dummies

Author : Thomas Dunmore
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Learn to: Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations Grasp the basic moves and plays Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills Appreciate this popular pastime Learn the basics, improve your game knowledge, and reach your soccer playing goals Do you get a kick out of soccer? Whether you're a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here at last is the book you've been waiting for. Now updated with the latest history, stats, and rules of this popular sport, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate guide to the greatest and most popular sport on the planet. Kick off — get a beginner's history of soccer, from its early days in China to the modern game that's showcased in stadiums and played on soccer fields all across the globe Get to the nitty-gritty — discover the rules of the game, what each player on the field is expected to do, the tactics they employ, and the skills they need to play The biggest sport in the world — explore everything about the professional game of soccer, from the biggest show on earth — the FIFA World Cup — to other international tournaments such as the European Championships, Copa America, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup For fans — find out what you can expect at a professional soccer game, as well as the lowdown on where you can find soccer on television, online, in newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and on DVDs Open the book and find: How soccer is played (and scored) Tips on coaching, how to keep fit, and how to play "the beautiful game" An in-depth look at women's soccer How club soccer is organized across the world Important international and club teams Fun soccer facts and interesting tidbits A look at the game's most fascinating players