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The Barcelona Legacy: Guardiola, Mourinho and The Fight For Football's Soul

Jonathan Wilson examines the careers of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, documents how their duelling ideologies were bred, and details…

2 weeks ago
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Deadlines And Darts With Dele

Jonathan Northcroft's diary from following England at the 2018 World Cup.

2 weeks ago
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Take the Ball, Pass the Ball: The inside story of how Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona redefined modern football

Jon Mackenzie was invited to a special advanced showing of Take The Ball, Pass The Ball, the new film commemorating…

1 month ago
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The Anatomy Of England: A History In Ten Matches

Another gem from the Jonathan Wilson library: England's international history, told across ten games from their past.

2 months ago
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Kevin Keegan: My Life In Football

The story of Kevin Keegan's career, as told to Daniel Taylor.

2 months ago
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A Strange Kind Of Glory: Sir Matt Busby and Manchester United

Eamon Dunphy's biography of Sir Matt Busby.

4 months ago
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State Of Play: The heartbeat of modern football

Inspired by The Football Man, Arthur Hopcraft's seminal study of the game, Michael Calvin takes a deep, broad, and sometimes…

4 months ago
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Feet Of The Chameleon: The Story Of Football In Africa

Ian Hawkey's charming, colourful and informative history of African football.

4 months ago
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The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-rich Owners

James Montague's detailed and often unflattering portrait of the means and motivations of elite football's group of decadently wealthy owners.

5 months ago
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Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never To Play Football

The story of Carlos Kaiser, the Brazilian footballer who enjoyed a 26-year career without ever kicking a ball.

5 months ago
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Calcio: A history of Italian football

John Foot's exhaustive, compelling history of Italian football.

6 months ago
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Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British football's greatest manager

Ian Herbert's biography of Bob Paisley, who remains forever caught in Bill Shankly's shadow.

6 months ago
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My Father And Other Working Class Football Heroes

Gary Imlach chases the memory of his father's playing days.

8 months ago
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All Played Out: The Full Story Of Italia '90

Pete Davies's classic voyage through Italia '90.

8 months ago
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The Special One: The dark side of José Mourinho

Diego Torres's forensic study of Jose Mourinho's management of Real Madrid.

9 months ago
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The Nowhere Men: The Unknown Story Of Football's True Talent Spotters

Michael Calvin's deep dive into the world of the football scout.

9 months ago
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Das Reboot: How German football reinvented itself and conquered the world

Raphael Honigstein's account of how German football shed its own complacency.

9 months ago
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The Footballer Who Could Fly

Duncan Hamilton describes his distant relationship with his father, with English football's post-war history as a backdrop

9 months ago
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I'm Not Really Here: A Life Of Two Halves

Years after its publication, Paul Lake's autobiography - of a career which never really happened - still stands alone.

9 months ago
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Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football's Lost Genius

Oliver Kay's retelling of the Adrian Doherty story, from glinting prospect to cautionary tale.

9 months ago
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