FINDING NEW VOICES
DEFINING NEW GENRES
“Liaising with fans across the country, and contractually obliged to tone down the digs at Pompey and Man Utd, this promises to be a book for football fans everywhere.”
Discover the origins and history of the top tier of English football. The 2016/17 season marks the 25th of the Premier League after its formation in 1992.
After numerous discussions with football authorities, players and television broadcasters, the First Division clubs resigned from the Football League in May 1992 and the Premier League was formed with the inaugural campaign starting on Saturday 15 August of that year.
The Premier League charts each of the 25 seasons with the story of how the titles were won and the players who starred. From 2011/12’s incredible finale, to Arsenal’s “Invincibles”, as well as each of Manchester United’s record 13 triumphs, find out more about the rich history of the Premier League.
The book also includes fan sections for every single one of the clubs that has appeared in the League, with greatest moments and greatest players, as well as the worst!Read More
‘I very much enjoyed Marching on Together and was happily carried along by the wonderfully realised characters’ –Louis de Bernières, bestselling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Blue Dog
‘A beautfully told story with real characters which will fill you with warmth and make you want to read more’ – A Lover of Books Blog
It is August 2014. Six Leeds United supporters set off for a short break in Bruges. Two brothers Allan and Johnny Collins – the former a successful businessman, the latter just out of prison – are visiting great-grandad’s grave on the Western Front, at the time of the centenary of the start of the Great War. They’re joined by Johnny’s mates, Craig and Terry; the tomboy Petra; and the out-of-sorts Yvonne, who failed to persuade estranged husband Tony to accompany her. For all the political events, historic and current, that surround them, they find it difficult to avoid discussion of the wildly eccentric new owner of their beloved football club as it languishes in the second tier of English football. He has sold the best striker and banned the Number 17 shirt as being ‘unlucky’. Meanwhile other obsessions, secrets and ambitions lie within their hearts.
Can Johnny find love again, or a job? Will Terry make it as a photographer? Is Allan’s business as successful as it appears to be? What is the family secret behind the antique silver locket that Yvonne keeps in her handbag? And can she finally accept the result of the 1975 European Cup Final, and begin to move on with her life?Read More
Next summer sees France host the Euro 2016 soccer championships, the sport s most watched event after the World Cup. This wonderful book is a must for any fan, combining detailed and accurate knowledge of the beautiful game with a witty and insightful commentary on players, teams, and nations. It tells you everything you need to know about the forthcoming championships, and will have you laughing out loud at the weird facts, stories, and anecdotes surrounding the players and teams taking part in the beautiful game. Euro 2016 includes all the fixtures and kick off times dates and times, a guide to the grounds, thoughts on the players to watch, and the all important match and group predictions. Highly recommended for every soccer fan!Read More
‘More than merely an account of a tragedy, it is a portrait of an era and a tribute to a group of young men – working class heroes all – whose talent, endeavour and camaraderie transcends football. This is the team that made the English game beautiful, and to rediscover this golden generation is to revisit the foundation, the death, and the rebirth of something magical. Essential reading for fans and non-fans alike.’
Stephen Kelman, author of Pigeon English
The Busby Babes is a tale of spirit, courage and the eternal bonds of friendship. It is about a group of men whose passion for football led them to unparalleled success and unprecedented glory. But it also cost many of them their lives.
Matt Busby, the patriarchal Manager of Manchester United, revolutionised English football by bending the rules and pushing the limits. At Manchester United, he created a team of ‘boy wonders’, the ‘Busby Babes’, a group of players who became the game’s first superstars, heroes to millions of people. But, just as they were on the verge of world acclaim, disaster struck…..
Richard Skinner’s authoritative account tells the story of their astonishing achievements to a new generation of adoring football fans. Researched extensively and exhaustively, the book reconstructs in detail the drama of their journey from schoolboys to junior team players, from becoming League Champions to their glorious efforts in Europe. Supported by Harry Gregg and Albert Scanlon’s moving testimony, the book provides a more complete picture of the Busby Babes than ever before. This is their definitive story.
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