Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2017-2018

Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472233974

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 2876

The market-leading book of football statistics. 1056 fact-filled pages with everything you need to know about domestic and international football. This 48th edition of the football bible brings you all the Premier League, Football League, Champions League and Europa League stats. It never fails to deliver with unrivaled stats and information including a comprehensive season-by-season players' directory with an invaluable A-Z of all entries; the most informed stats for English, and Scottish league and cup matches and English and Scottish important dates at home and abroad for the 2017-2018 season. As ever, this is the first reference book you should turn to.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2016-2017

Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472233943

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 8152

The market-leading book of football statistics. 1056 fact-filled pages with everything you need to know about domestic and international football. This 46th edition of the football bible brings you all the Premier League, Football League, Champions League and Europa League stats. Plus the complete qualifying and final tournament record of the 2016 European Championships. The Yearbook never fails to deliver with unrivalled stats and information including a comprehensive season-by-season players' directory with an invaluable A-Z of all entries; the most informed stats for English and Scottish league and cup matches, and English and Scottish important dates at home and abroad for the 2016-2017 season. As ever, this is the first reference book you should turn to.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2009-2010

Author: Jack Rollin,Glenda Rollin

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755319480

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 5297

With unrivaled stats and information, the football bible never fails to deliver. The 1056 pages are packed with all the facts you want to know. This 40th edition brings you every Champions League and UEFA Cup line-up, as well as qualifying results for the 2010 World Cup and full analysis of British and Irish clubs in Europe from 1955-2009. Also including the comprehensive season-by-season players' directory with an invaluable A–Z of all entries and the most informed stats for English and Scottish league matches and English, Scottish and international fixtures for the 2009–10 season, this is the first reference book you should turn to.

OptaJoe's Football Yearbook 2016

That thing you thought? Think the opposite.

Author: Duncan Alexander

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473536677

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7340

Kane or Vardy? Pep or José? Pulis or ... anybody else? Football is a game of opinions. A world where received wisdom and the law of the hunch reign supreme. But football is becoming more intelligent. The history books may say that Leicester City winning the premier league ‘defied logic’, but if you looked more closely, they were always going to win . . . From distances run to pass success rate, shots on target to corners won, counter-attacks to tackles made, Opta, the world’s leading sports data company, records everything. But what does it all mean? And how can it add to our love of the game? From the author and statistician behind the popular OptaJoe Twitter account, what follows is a hugely entertaining and insightful guide to football in 2016, analysing data from the world's greatest teams, players, leagues and tournaments. Stats can never tell us everything, but combining cutting-edge analysis with wry humour, this book debunks countless myths peddled by pundits, managers, and even players. The ideas that follow are both surprising and satisfying, but may also leave you with the feeling that ‘yes, that’s what I was thinking all along’.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2017-2018

Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472233967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 8632

The market-leading book of football statistics. 1056 fact-filled pages with everything you need to know about domestic and international football. This 48th edition of the football bible brings you all the Premier League, Football League, Champions League and Europa League stats. It never fails to deliver with unrivalled stats and information including a comprehensive season-by-season players' directory with an invaluable A-Z of all entries; the most informed stats for English and Scottish league and cup matches and English and Scottish important dates at home and abroad for the 2017-2018 season. As ever, this is the first reference book you should turn to.

The Official Biography of Rangers

Author: Ronnie Esplin,Graham Walker

Publisher: Hachette Scotland

ISBN: 0755363132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 6636

Rangers have won 53 League Championships, more than any other club in the world. They have won the Scottish League Cup 26 times -- more than any other Scottish club -- and the Scottish Cup 33 times. In 1961 Rangers reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup, becoming the first British club to reach the final of a UEFA club competition. They won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1972, having been the runners-up in 1961 and 1967, and were runners-up in the 2008 UEFA Cup Final.

You Can’t Win Anything With Kids

A History of the English Premier League Told Through Quotes

Author: Gavin Newsham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946928

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 8138

For this unique gift title, the history of the Premier League is told through the words and quotations of its players, managers, their contemporaries and the media. This is the English Premier League in the words of the people who helped shape it into the world's most exciting league competition. From Alan Hansen's infamous "You can't win anything with kids†? and Roy Keane's "prawn sandwich†? rant to Kevin Keegan's "I will love it if we beat them...†? meltdown and Sir Alex Ferguson's famous "[It's] squeaky bum time†?, this beautifully packaged book captures the highs and lows as well the fun and theatre of 24 seasons of the Premier League. Branded by the National Football Museum, the world's leading football museum, the oral history approach makes for a fun and accessible book, telling the story of all of the important Premier League moments – as well as the outcome of each of the seasons – in a unique and absorbing way.

Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late

My Story

Author: Oliver Holt,Kieron Dyer

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472249364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5736

Kieron Dyer's memoir, Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late, is the first intimate and unsparing portrait of the failures and excesses of the generation of English footballers made rich beyond their wildest dreams by the post-1990 World Cup boom in the game and the explosion of the Premier League. It shares the same brutal honesty and self-awareness of the bestselling No Nonsense by Joey Barton and GoodFella by Craig Bellamy. In the public mind, Kieron Dyer came to symbolise so much of what was self-destructive about a group of football players known collectively as the 'Baby Bentley generation'. Nicknamed 'The King of Bling' by the tabloid press, Dyer was caught up in many of the scandals that characterised the history of a talented crop of players who promised so much and delivered so little, a generation whose wages and lavish lifestyles began to alienate them from the fans who once worshipped them. The brash young man is gone now, and in his place is the quiet, caring, wise man who was such a favourite on I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here! in 2015. Dyer narrates, in uncompromising detail, how a generation of talented English footballers, taken out of working class childhoods and presented with a world of glitz, glamour, wealth and temptation, failed to cope with the riches that were presented to them and often fell apart. Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late is about a moment in time, a social and historical record of English football at the start of its gold rush. For Dyer, the end of the book brings a measure of personal redemption and peace but for the English game, there is only a lingering sense of waste and regret for an opportunity lost.

Uefa European Football Yearbook 2017/18

Author: UEFA,Mike Hammond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780979731

Category:

Page: 768

View: 5138

The 30th edition of the ultimate reference on European football, The UEFA European Football Yearbook 2017/18 contains everything that a football fan will need to watch their favourite team or country. Gloriously illustrated with dramatic action photos, artworks and maps, this exceptional volume contains a complete statistical review of the previous season's football at club and national levels. There is a selection of essays on the 100 most dominant players in European football in the past year and a detailed breakdown of each club in the top division of every country's main league. As well as a review of the first part of the UEFA qualification competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the appendix provides a calendar of events for the remaining fixtures, play-offs and the dates of matches in the two main club competitions. If you are a fan of top-flight football in Europe, this is the one book you cannot afford to be without.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2014-2015

Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781472212511

Category: Reference

Page: 1056

View: 4674

The market-leading book of football statistics. 1056 fact-filled pages with everything you need to know about domestic and international football. This 44th edition of the football bible brings you all the Premier League, Football League, Champions League and Europa League stats. It never fails to deliver with unrivalled stats and information including a comprehensive season-by-season players' directory with an invaluable A-Z of all entries; the most informed stats for English and Scottish league and cup matches and English and Scottish important dates at home and abroad for the 2014-2015 season. As ever, this is the 'first reference book you should turn to'.

The European Football Yearbook 2016-17

Author: Mike Hammond

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781780978451

Category:

Page: 752

View: 7917

Gloriously illustrated with dramatic action photos, artworks and maps, this exceptional volume begins with a review of UEFA competitions, at club and national levels, for both adults, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21, plus women's football. A detailed review of the 2016 UEFA European Championship finals in France is followed by the thought-provoking Top 100 Players of the Season section, with each of the 100 top stars in Europe--not just those who represent UEFA member nations--discussed with biographical and statistical information. At the core of the book is the statistical review of all 54 UEFA member nations' domestic competitions, not just league tables, but a full results service (with dates, venues and scorers for every league match), plus appearance information for each club in the league and main cup competition. The last section concentrates on the clubs in the top division of each member nation for the upcoming season, with a map of the country and information on each of their European competition entrants. An appendix gives details of UEFA, an events calender for UEFA competitions in 2016/17 and the fixture list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying competition.

Outside the Box

A Statistical Journey through the History of Football

Author: Duncan Alexander

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473536774

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 4913

In football, numbers are everywhere. From touches in the opposition box to expected goals, clear-cut chances to win-loss ratios. In the modern game, these numbers help provide the narrative, the drama, and the conversation. They are scrutinised in order to justify results and to predict future outcomes. They even dictate transfer policy and drive clubs to achieve the impossible. But when did the numbers become so important and what do they mean? In Outside the Box, Duncan Alexander looks back at twenty-five years of the Premier League and beyond, uncovering the hidden truths and accepted myths that surround the game. Using the archives of OptaJoe and never-before-seen data, we discover why Liverpool have gone 27 years without winning a league title and why Lionel Messi is the best player in the game’s history. Or is he? Insightful, wry, and hugely entertaining, Outside the Box is an enlightening and accessible account of football across the decades, analysing data from the some of the greatest seasons, players, teams and managers.

Soccermatics

Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game

Author: David Sumpter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924150

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 3889

'Football looked at in a very different way' Pat Nevin, former Chelsea and Everton star and football media analyst Football – the most mathematical of sports. From shot statistics and league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial strategy, the modern game is filled with numbers, patterns and shapes. How do we make sense of them? The answer lies in the mathematical models applied in biology, physics and economics. Soccermatics brings football and mathematics together in a mind-bending synthesis, using numbers to help reveal the inner workings of the beautiful game. This new and expanded edition analyses the current big-name players and teams using mathematics, and meets the professionals working inside football who use numbers and statistics to boost performance. Welcome to the world of mathematical modelling, expressed brilliantly by David Sumpter through the prism of football. No matter who you follow – from your local non-league side to the big boys of the Premiership, La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A or the MLS – you'll be amazed at what mathematics has to teach us about the world's favourite sport.

Everton

The Complete Record

Author: Steve Johnson

Publisher: Decoubertin

ISBN: 9780956431325

Category:

Page: 552

View: 6438

The definitive account of one of Europe's most distinguished clubs: with nine league titles, five FA Cups and a rich club lore that boasts names such as Dixie Dean, Alex Young, Alan Ball and more recent heroes like Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta, theirs is a history replete with success and high drama. Boasting one of the most passionate and knowledgeable sets of fans, Everton are justifiably known as 'The People's Club'. With a 50 page concise history of the club and exclusive photographs, this is the must-have bible for every Everton supporter.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572073

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 2512

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016. • 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more. • 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac ® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture. • 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State's unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory. • Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. • Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.

Jeffanory: Stories from Beyond Soccer Saturday

Stories from Beyond the Videprinter

Author: Jeff Stelling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755363485

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 9237

Are you sitting comfortably? Then Jeff will begin ... The universally-loved, award-winning host of Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday and Channel 4's Countdown, and author of the bestselling Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly, returns with a Jackanory-style, football-flavoured narrative which gathers together the funniest, weirdest, most tragic, most heart-warming, under-the-radar stories of the football season. The book is stuffed to the gunnels with behind-the-scenes revelations, opinions and personal anecdotes from Jeff, and has a strong leaning towards the absurdities of both the highest levels and the grass-roots of the game. From the Macclesfield goalkeeper booked for using a golf tee to take his goal kicks, to the unintelligible ranting and raving of South American dictator chairmen. Let Jeff be your trusted guide through the madness of the football season, and let Jeffanory supply you with a veritable treasure trove of great anecdotes to take to the pub.

Nationwide Football Annual 2011-2012

Author: Stuart Barnes

Publisher: Sportsbooks

ISBN: 9781907524042

Category: Soccer

Page: 544

View: 7540

The Nationwide football annual is now 125 years old – a remarkable achievement for the world’s oldest football book. And it is still the best value soccer yearbook in the market, living up to its billing as ‘soccer’s pocket encyclopedia’.As usual the book is packed full of information vital for the football fan; from team line-ups to international results; from international appearances and goalscorers to the sort of trivia to keep a pub quiz in questions for another 125 years!The book contains everything anyone needs to know about the game -- league and non-league -- in Britain, Ireland and throughout Europe. The publication of the latest edition of the annual is always a major event in the soccer calendar.Included are: results from the 2010/2011 season (including domestic and European cup competitions and international matches involving British teams); full fixture lists for the 2012/2013 season; all major European and world football awards; a day-by-day diary highlighting the season’s biggest stories; players and their appearances for each and every league club.

Kicking Off

How Women in Sport Are Changing the Game

Author: Sarah Shephard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147291385X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 9635

There's a battle being fought. It's raging on the sports fields, in the newsrooms and behind the scenes at every major broadcaster. Women in sport are fighting for equality with more vigour than ever, but are they breaking down the barriers that stand in their way? Sarah Shephard looks behind the headlines to see whether progress is really being made and tells the stories that can no longer be ignored. It's time for women to switch their focus from the battlefield to the sports field, once and for all. This candid and revealing book asks the questions at the forefront of the debate about women in sport: · Why do the most successful female athletes earn less than their male counterparts? · Why do so few elite sportswomen have the profile their talent deserves? · Why are girls still growing up believing that sport is 'for boys'? With contributions from women involved in sport at the highest level, including Chrissie Wellington, Maggie Alphonsi, Kelly Smith and Nicole Cooke, who reveal their personal experiences of being at the top of their game.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2005-2006

Author: Glenda Rollin,Jack Rollin

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755313846

Category: Reference

Page: 1056

View: 2231

The biggest and best football annual around brings you unrivalled analysis of the 2006 World Cup qualifying competition and England's bid to make the finals in Germany. There is also the customary first-class coverage of the UEFA Champions League, as well as an extensive breakdown of all English and Scottish league and cup games, increased information on all Nationwide Conference clubs, and an invaluable season-by-season players' directory. Complete with English, Scottish, and international fixtures for 2005-06, this is the one guide to the season you cannot afford to be without.