The Sports Tourists Guide to the English Premier League, 2018-19 Edition


Author: Blair Morse,Brian Burden

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543958613

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 482

View: 4289

2ND EDITION: Updated to include all three newly-promoted teams—Fulham, Cardiff City and Wolverhampton. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Premier League, brought to you by veteran American sportswriters and soccer enthusiasts. This is the most comprehensive guide you can find about the Premier League, its teams, stadiums, fans and history.

Liverpool: gateway to heaven and hell

A personal odyssey


Author: Neil Deane

Publisher: Pro BUSINESS

ISBN: 3864605733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 381

View: 2542

This book on Liverpool offers the reader many things: a comprehensive social and cultural history; an insider travel guide; an analysis of the city s people and the places they inhabit; the gripping tale of the Beatles in their Liverpool home and an evaluation of the music that preceded their rise and followed their demise in 1970. An inside view of the Scouser s unbreakable bond with his football team and the pub completes the picture. Neil Deane weaves in his own story after joining the proceedings in 1957, relating his everyday experience of life in his home town until his departure in 1979, after which he continues his autobiographical narrative as a self-exiled, committed observer and frequent visitor. He attempts to explain how and why Liverpool is a city on the edge , different from its northern neighbours, misunderstood and even reviled by sections of the southern establishment, and too often making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Sweeping away lazy clichés, he aims to get the reader that bit closer to the truth. The book is not a typical tourist guide, more an authentic tale told with love and passion, a personal odyssey with heaven and hell present in equal proportions; however, his final message of optimism is that any stranger visiting Liverpool will be uplifted most of all by its people, ever determined to make sure that heaven wins the penalty shoot-out.

OptaJoe's Football Yearbook 2016

That thing you thought? Think the opposite.


Author: Duncan Alexander

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473536677

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 3935

Kane or Vardy? Pep or José? Pulis or ... anybody else? Football is a game of opinions. A world where received wisdom and the law of the hunch reign supreme. But football is becoming more intelligent. The history books may say that Leicester City winning the premier league ‘defied logic’, but if you looked more closely, they were always going to win . . . From distances run to pass success rate, shots on target to corners won, counter-attacks to tackles made, Opta, the world’s leading sports data company, records everything. But what does it all mean? And how can it add to our love of the game? From the author and statistician behind the popular OptaJoe Twitter account, what follows is a hugely entertaining and insightful guide to football in 2016, analysing data from the world's greatest teams, players, leagues and tournaments. Stats can never tell us everything, but combining cutting-edge analysis with wry humour, this book debunks countless myths peddled by pundits, managers, and even players. The ideas that follow are both surprising and satisfying, but may also leave you with the feeling that ‘yes, that’s what I was thinking all along’.

Manchester United, The History So Far

A book for United fans who want to improve their English skills


Author: Adrian Bradbury

Publisher: Adrian Bradbury

ISBN: 0955351146

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 68

View: 9446

Are you a Man United fan? Do you want to improve your English skills? Then Manchester United: The History So Far is the perfect book for you. It’s a short history of our great club, written for people who find English difficult, but want to get better. The English is easy to read, and after each chapter there is a fun grammar or spelling task, all about football and United. The book covers all the main events in United’s history: the beginning, in 1878, when the Newton Heath football club was set up for railway workers; the name change to Manchester United, and the difficult times when the club almost went out of business; the glory of the Busby Babes; the terrible night in Munich when eight players were killed in a plane crash; the great team of Best, Law and Charlton in the 60s; the pain of relegation in 1974; the wonderful Sir Alex Ferguson years, when the club were the kings of both England and Europe. The story finishes as the 2016-17 season begins under new manager Jose Mourinho. In addition, three chapters tell about Manchester United legends: Duncan Edwards, Eric Cantona and Wayne Rooney. “Linking football and English learning is such a great idea. This book combines lovely storytelling with tips for improving grammar and spelling. It’s ideal for football fans who want to find out more about their club and improve their English at the same time.” Ruth Miskin OBE, creator of the most popular literacy programme in the UK and long time government adviser.

Going South

Why Britain will have a Third World Economy by 2014


Author: L. Elliott,D. Atkinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230392555

Category: Political Science

Page: 389

View: 9238

With a second recession looming, Britain is facing a moment of truth. This book examines how the leader of the industrial revolution came to exhibit the features of a 'developing country'; chronic debt, volatile growth and vulnerability to external events. Going South explains how this has happened, arguing that the time for quick fixes is over.

The Lincoln Library of Essential Information

Named in Honor of Abraham Lincoln, Whose Inspiring Example Demonstrated the Possibilities of Self-education. Rev. with Each New Printing


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 2192

View: 1825