The World Cup Of Everything

Bringing the fun home

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Author: Richard Osman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473667283

Category: Humor

Page: 400

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Richard Osman has been trying to settle the most important issues society faces today. Who would win in a head-to-head between Quavers and Cheesy Wotsits? And What's the ultimate Christmas film (Home Alone, obviously). The World Cup of Everything is an incredibly popular format that began life on twitter where his hilarious polls received 1.5 million votes a go becoming a national talking point, inciting debate amongst twitter users at odds over their favourites, celebrities and key figures join in, bookies offer odds on the outcome, papers report on it all as if it is a real sporting event with headlines about how Richard Osman has melted the internet. This autumn we're bringing The World Cup of Everything to the page in a brilliant book perfect for Christmas. With new competitions such as The World Cup of British Sitcoms, Christmas Songs, Animals, British Bands and so on, as well as some of the favourites that have already had the country talking: Chocolate and Crisps among them, Richard will offer commentary, share funny, quirky pieces of trivia and stand-up style entries about each of the contenders. The World Cup of Everything will offer something for everyone making it the perfect gift for pretty much anyone. This is Richard at his best: super smart, quick-witted and writing about the matters that the British public really care about.

66: The World Cup in Real Time

Relive the Finals as If They Were Happening Today

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Author: Ian Passingham

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785311700

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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66: The World Cup in Real Time retells the story of the iconic 1966 World Cup finals as if they were happening today - in a complete and highly-readable format. Live newspaper-style reports of all the matches, alongside reaction, off-field news and gossip from all 16 nations, form the basis of this unique book and bring the tournament back to life for the reader. There are tales of players breaking curfews, the England WAGS of the day, the Queen nervously asking how long was left as the clock ticked down in the final; while football's first-ever drug-testing programme left the Brazil team worrying whether drinking coffee would lead to failed drug tests! Take yourself back to the era of Beatlemania, mini-skirts, black and white TV, Harold Wilson's Labour government, the Cold War, and relive England's greatest-ever footballing triumph!

The World Cup 2018 Book

Everything You Need to Know about the Soccer World Cup

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Author: Shane Stay

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Media

ISBN: 9781782551331

Category:

Page: 336

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Which teams will be participating in the 2018 World Cup? Which are the up-and-coming players to watch out for? What will the coaches' strategies be, or what will the games in Russia look like? Soccer enthusiasts don't have to look further to find answers to these questions. THE World Cup 2018 Book is a fun, informative guide to the soccer World Cup in Russia. The book provides all the information anyone would want to know about the World Cup, including in-depth detail about all 32 teams--the players, coaches, their histories, and strategies--and background information on each Russian stadium that will host a game, past World Cups, along with a look at FIFA (the organizing body of the World Cup). Not only will readers find information on the current teams and playing conditions, but they will also gain a bit of insight into the history of the World Cup. Through detailed descriptions and fun anecdotes, author Shane Stay will make soccer fans feel as though they are there at the Cup. Experience the World Cup with THE World Cup 2018 Book and know all there is to know about the 2018 soccer World Cup!

The Final Four of Everything

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Author: Mark Reiter,Richard Sandomir

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439141258

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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Edited by Mark Reiter and Richard Sandomir, and featuring contributions from experts on everything from breakfast cereal and movie gunfights to First Ladies and bald guys, The Final Four of Everything celebrates everything that's great, surprising, or silly in America, using the foolproof method of bracketology to determine what we love or hate-and why. As certain to make you laugh as it will start friendly arguments, The Final Four of Everything is the perfect book for know-it-alls, know-a-littles, and anyone with an opinion on celebrity mugshots, literary heroes, sports nicknames, or bacon. Bracketology is a unique way of organizing information that dates back to the rise of the knockout (or single elimination) tournament, perhaps in medieval times. Its origins are not precisely known, but there was genius in the first bracket design that hasn't changed much over the years. You, of course, may be familiar with the bracket format via the NCAA basketball tournament pairings each March. If you've ever watched ESPN or participated in a March Madness office pool, you know what a bracket looks like. The Final Four of Everything takes the idea one step further, and applies the knockout format to every category BUT basketball. In areas where taste, judgment, and hard-earned wisdom really matter, we've set out to determine, truly, the Final Four of Everything.

How to Win the World Cup

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Author: Graham McColl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407057324

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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It is biggest sporting event in the world, watched by billions, in a game played on every scrap of land on the planet. It is every boy's dream to win it. Yet just seven countries, from only two continents, ever have. Why? And, most importantly, how? How to Win the World Cup takes apart all the previous 18 editions of football's pre-eminent competition to look at the sporting DNA as well as the vital statistics of winning teams. It debunks myths and turns accepted truths on their heads in search of the essence of victory. Home advantage helps, surely? Only once in the past three decades. Well, the best team wins, then; it's only seven matches, after all. Not since Brazil in 1970 - and don't ask a Dutchman. By going beyond tactics and teams to examine factors as diverse as team spirit and the choice of captain, media hype and public expectation, the political climate and even the weather (luck, penalties and cheating play a part too, of course), Graham McColl has produced a World Cup book unlike any to have gone before it. And at the end of the day, he looks at what the 32 nations who have qualified for South Africa 2010 are bringing to the table, and if they have what it takes. Do England have the recipe for success? Can they win the World Cup, for the first time in 44 years? You read it here first.

The Cup of Death

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Author: Jan P. Oller

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552125912

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 389

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Over the past 30 years soccer has degenerated from a sport of grace and beauty into one of Dollar politics. The showcase of this degeneracy was the '94 World Cup held in the United States. This book not only analyses the shameless showcase of soccer degeneracy but is a stand against the existing corruption wthin F.I.F.A. as well as a cry for help for all true fans to not tolerate it any longer.

Classic Football Debates Settled Once and For All

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Author: Danny Baker,Danny Kelly

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407027743

Category: Humor

Page: 368

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At last! The award-winning Baker & Kelly bring you the most entertaining, radical and unreliable football book ever published. The Two Dannys argue the toss, spill the beans and chew that fat about everything and anything from the biggest questions down to stuff they have frankly invented themselves. Which club has the handsomest fans? Who is the greatest player of all time? Pele? Maradona? Puskas? Rougvie? Have foreign players helped or hindered the English game? Well, Marco Boogers, well? And who was the greatest football dad, Fred Baker or Andy Kelly? Now with even more footballing facts, myths and legends, the paperback asks (and answers) hard-hitting questions, such as, what was the greatest ever World Cup? Just how much pathetic World Cup tat can one own, Danny Kelly? And where do all those beautiful women in the crowd come from? A cornucopia of footballing fun and well-crafted wisdom that is certain to sell like beer-flavoured crisps. Baker & Kelly: Sometimes right sometimes wrong - but always certain.

The Breakaway

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Author: Nicole Cooke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471130363

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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THE SUNDAY TIMES SPORT BOOK OF THE YEAR A retirement statement from a sports star rarely causes a flicker, but Nicole Cooke went out as she rode her bike: giving it her all. The contrast could not have been greater - as Lance Armstrong, a fraudster backed by many corporate sponsors and feted by presidents, was about to deliver a stage-managed confession to Oprah, so a young woman from a small village in Wales took aim. She too had been a cyclist, the only rider ever to have become World and Olympic champion in the same year, and the first British cyclist to have been ranked World No.1, but as a woman in a man's sport, her exploits gained little recognition and brought no riches. She too had ridden through this dark period for the sport when drug-taking was everywhere. Nicole Cooke spoke up for those who had taken a very different path to Lance and his team-mates. In her frank and outspoken autobiography, Cooke reveals the real story behind British cycling's rise to global dominance. With a child's dreams of success, she left home at 18 to pursue her goals in Italy. Broken contracts, unpaid wages, a horrendous injury and drugs cheats were just some of the challenges she faced, even before she lined up to take on her opponents. The Breakaway is a book that will not only inspire all those who read it, but which also asks some serious questions about the way society regards women's sport.

The Rugby World Cup 2019 Book

Everything You Need to Know About the Rugby World Cup

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Author: Graeme Copas

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 1782554815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Whether you are a newcomer to rugby union or a seasoned supporter, this comprehensive guide to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will give you all the information and insight needed to understand and enjoy the third biggest sporting competition in the world. Written by sports journalist Graeme Copas, THE Rugby World Cup 2019 Book covers the history, build-up to, tournament schedule, and venues at this rugby union showcase, while also providing talking points, in-depth analysis, and insightful interviews. All 20 national teams participating in the Cup are analysed and assessed on their chances of winning the tournament, the star players are revealed, and the coaches' strategies are explained. In this book, you will also find thoroughly researched and detailed information on the host nation, Japan, the growing popularity of rugby there, how Japan won the right to host the first Rugby World Cup in Asia, and the potential threats to the event. With THE Rugby World Cup 2019 Book, you will know everything there is to know about the 2019 Rugby World Cup!