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Pep Confidential: Inside Guardiola’s First Season at Bayern Munich



Access inside the changing room and behind the scenes that any journalist or writer would kill for – Perarnau’s insights are astonishing’ – Graham Hunter ‘Write about everything you see. Be as critical as you like’ – Pep Guardiola to Marti Perarnau, summer 2013 Marti Perarnau was given total access to Bayern Munich during season 2013-14. This book represents the first time in the modern era that a writer has got this close to one of the elite teams of world football. At the invitation of Pep…

Invincible: Inside Arsenal’s Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season



In 2003-04, Arsenal overcame every conceivable challenge to complete a 38-game league without a single loss. It was a feat unequalled in modern football. But for Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’, a team including legends Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp, it was a challenge that went far beyond sport. Based on exclusive players interviews, this definitive book relives the pivotal games and moments, and allows the Invincibles to tell their own story. It takes readers inside the…

Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning: The Biography



Pep Guardiola is the most successful and sought after football coach in the world. After being appointed first-team manager in 2008, he transformed Barcelona into arguably the greatest club side of all time, winning an unprecedented thirteen trophies in four years. Following a shock sabbatical from the game, he replaced Jupp Heynckes at the helm of Bayern Munich at the start of the 2013-14 season, twice winning the Double in his three years in charge. He then announced that he would be…

The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Football is Wrong



The Numbers Game by Chris Anderson and David Sally reveals football’s astonishing hidden rules. Fully updated with a new World Cup chapter Football has always been a numbers game: 4-4-2, the big number 9 and 3 points for a win. But what if up until now we’ve been focusing on the wrong numbers? What if the numbers that really matter, the ones that hold the key to winning matches, are actually 2.66, 53.4, 50/50, and 0 1? What if managers only make a 15 per cent difference? What if Chelsea…

That Near Death Thing: Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World



THAT NEAR DEATH THING is a life-affirming journey to the heart of the world’s most dangerous race. The Isle of Man TT is a throwback to a maverick era that existed before PR platitudes and PC attitudes. WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR-shortlisted author Rick Broadbent gets inside the helmets of four leading motorcycle racers as they battle fear, fire and family tragedy for a gritty sort of glory. Guy Martin is a tea-drinking truck mechanic and TV eccentric who ‘sucks the rabbits out of…