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Football’s Strangest Matches: Extraordinary but True Stories from Over a Ce…



‘It’s a funny old game.’ The world’s favourite sport has certainly given us its fair share of strange moments, and this absorbing collection gathers together the best of them, from more than a century of the beautiful game. From Blackburn Rovers’ one-man team to Wilfred Minter’s seven-goal haul in which he still ended up on the losing side, here are goals and gaffes galore drawn from all levels of the footballing world, whether high-profile internationals or the lowest tiers of domestic…

Pep Guardiola: The Evolution



For three extraordinary seasons at Bayern Munich, Marti Perarnau was given total access around the German super club – to its players, its backroom staff, its board members and, above all, to its manager, Pep Guardiola. In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed account of Guardiola’s first full season at Bayern, Pep Confidential, Perarnau now lifts the lid on the Catalan’s whole tenure in Bavaria. Pep Guardiola: The Evolution takes the reader on a journey through three action packed…

The Odd Man Out: The Fascinating Story of Ron Saunders’ Reign at Aston Vill…



Ron Saunders is the one manager in over a century to guide Aston Villa to English football’s summit. The Odd Man Out is an exhaustive account of how he did so. How he achieved two League Cup triumphs in three years, including a three-game final with Everton that will remain the longest in history. How he battled with ‘Deadly’ Doug Ellis – and won! Then, how he fell out with and ultimately sold fans’ favourite Andy Gray and replaced him with a journeyman striker in Peter Withe, before…

The Christmas Football Quiz Book, Joke Book, Fact Book



The perfect formation of fun, knowledge, and fire power – this book is the essential gift for any football fan. Packed full of jokes that are so good (and so very, very bad) that they are worthy of even the finest Christmas cracker. Brimming with quizzes that will have you scratching your head. But when you get the right answer, you can do that goal celebration you’ve been planning, right there in front of the TV. Stuffed with facts – fascinating, fun and mostly true – which will take you to…