Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2017-2018

Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472233974

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 5826

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 2017-2018

Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472233967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 7715

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.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2009-2010

Author: Jack Rollin,Glenda Rollin

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755319480

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 2707

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.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2016-2017

Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472233943

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 4814

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.

Uefa European Football Yearbook 2017/18

Author: UEFA,Mike Hammond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780979731

Category:

Page: 768

View: 2770

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.

Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late

My Story

Author: Oliver Holt,Kieron Dyer

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472249364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3142

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.

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: 4225

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.

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: 4943

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’.

Rothmans Football Yearbook, 2000-2001

Author: Jack Rollin,Glenda Rollin

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780747272328

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 975

View: 8059

This title contains coverage of domestic and international football, including non-league and the European cup competitions. The 2000-2001 edition has full details of Euro 2000, as well as the draw for the 2002 World Cup.

The European Football Yearbook 2016-17

Author: Mike Hammond

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781780978451

Category:

Page: 752

View: 4765

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.

Nationwide Football Annual 2011-2012

Author: Stuart Barnes

Publisher: Sportsbooks

ISBN: 9781907524042

Category: Soccer

Page: 544

View: 3202

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.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2014-2015

Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781472212511

Category: Reference

Page: 1056

View: 4911

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'.

There's a Golden Sky

How Twenty Years of the Premier League Have Changed Football Forever

Author: Ian Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408165368

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 1389

In its first 20 years the Premier League has moved football from a state of unprecedented crisis against a backdrop of recession, strikes and hooliganism to a global sport of unimaginable riches. To mark this anniversary Ian Ridley takes stock of a phenomenon that has changed English football and English society forever. Taking in the game at all levels and across the country, There's A Golden Sky is a full picture of the game today with all its glitz and glamour, rags and riches. From Hackney Marshes, clinging on in the shadow of the Olympic park, to the vastness of Old Trafford; from Doncaster Belles women's team to the rebirth of Cornish football in Truro; through to the modern game's relationship with Sky and the big bucks of Abramovich, Ridley takes us on a journey through the English game from grassroots to the topflight. Ian Ridley took a long hard look at the game back in the early 1990s when it was beset by problems both on and off the pitch and seen as the epitome of all that was wrong with our society. There's a Golden Sky examines just how far the game has come since those dark days, sucking in players and money from around the globe and providing fame, fortune and hours of pleasure in return. Examining the changes that have occurred over the last 20 years, Ridley seeks to discover if the soul of the game still exists. Through interviews with larger-than-life characters from around the game managers, referees, administrators, players and fans he has woven together a rich and fascinating story of football's metamorphosis from social outcast to favourite child.

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: 8165

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.

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: 9316

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.

Yearbook of Astronomy 2018

Author: Brian Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781526717412

Category:

Page: 192

View: 6374

The YEARBOOK OF ASTRONOMY 2018 is a book no stargazer should be without. Recognized by both amateurs and professionals alike as an indispensable guide to the night sky, the Yearbook of Astronomy is one of the longest-running series of books on astronomy and the night sky and one of the only reference books to be fully revised each year. Formerly edited by Patrick Moore, this iconic publication first appeared way back in 1962 (well over half-a-century ago) and continues to be, as it was then, the main popular astronomy annual for amateur astronomers. Forthcoming editions will endeavor to maintain the popular style and familiarity of previous editions as well as offering its readers a new, invigorating and inspirational layout and presentation. The 2018 edition contains authoritative sky charts and detailed monthly sky notes that plot a clear path though the year's lunar phases, eclipses, comets, meteor showers and minor planets as well as featuring a variety of articles covering a wide range of astronomy-related topics. Articles for the 2018 edition include: Solar System Exploration in 2017 by Peter Rea; Astronomy in 2017 by Rod Hine; Anniversaries in 2018 by Neil Haggath; Supermassive Black Holes by David M Harland; Comets and How to Photograph Them by Damian Peach; Some Pioneering Lady Astronomers by Mike Frost; Double and Multiple Stars by John McCue; Modern Video Astronomy by Steve Wainwright; Is There Still a Place for Art in Astronomy? by David A Hardy; and much more. Bursting with up-to-the-minute information, this Yearbook of Astronomy 2018 is, as ever, essential reading for anyone fascinated by the night sky . . .

THE MEGA YEARBOOK 2017 - Current Affairs & General Knowledge for Competitive Exams - 2nd Edition

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9386323001

Category:

Page: 848

View: 3614

With the immense success of the 1st edition the Disha's Mega Yearbook 2017 presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition. The new edition has been enriched not only in terms of content but in terms of presentation and structure also. Disha’s The MEGA Year Book is heralded as one of the most authoritative and comprehensive compendiums of high-quality reference materials on all subjects – Current Affairs, Panorama, Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Finance, General Science, Environment, Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Education & Career, English Language and many more. The MEGA Year Book 2017 has been designed to cater to aspirants of various competitive exams like Civil services, Banks, Railways, UPSC and PSC exams and Quiz Competition across the country. It equally serves teachers, researchers, media persons, planners, avid readers and laymen. The book is equally useful for school students who want to increase their knowledge/ awareness. The book has a very vast coverage and covers everything and anything related to current affairs general knowledge. The book can be divided into 2 broad parts: Part A - Current Affairs; Part B - General Knowledge Current Affairs contains Latest Articles, India Timelines, World Timelines, Top 500 People, Events, Ideas and Issues, Emerging Trends, INDIA - SWOT, Cause & Effects, Unanswered Questions, Coming Up 2016 etc. The 2nd part - General Knowledge contains India Panorama, World Panorama, Most Famous People of All Time, Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Business, General Science, Ecology and Environment, Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Communication, News & Media, Education & Career, IT & Computers, English Language, General Aptitude, Technology, FUN ZONE, etc. Single Book Multiple Features: • The India - SWOT Analysis - covers the social, political & economic aspects. • Fun Zone - which covers Scramble, Brain Teasers, Maths Fun, Crosswords, Mail Cartoon, Twitter Tweets, Amazing Facts etc. • Timeline 2016 - covering the timeline of important dates from Jan-Dec 2016 of India and the World. • Top 500 - covering the Top 500 People, Events, Ideas and Issues that raised their head in 2016. • Indian Panorama - which captures every essence of all the states along with various superlatives. World Panorama - which captures every essence of all the countries along with various superlatives. • Sectional Mindmaps - which presents the structure of each of the sections in a graphical pattern. • Most Famous People of All Time - of India/ world. • English Language - captures the basic definitions and rules of Grammar, Parts of Speech, etc. along. with day-to-day useful Idioms, phrases, words, foreign words and confusing words. • Aptitude - highlighting the various things we should work on to build our aptitude. • 10 Analytical Articles - capturing the hottest of the issues of 2016. • Coming Up 2017 - capturing the events to come and what to expect in 2017.

Soccermatics

Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game

Author: David Sumpter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924150

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 3829

'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.

Soccer at War

1939 - 45

Author: Jack Rollin

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755314317

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 4212

Soccer at War is the compelling account of the national game during this defining moment in history. Rollin reveals how it was that football not only continued to be played and watched, but also grew in popularity and stature. He explains how, while the country fought for freedom, the sport offered morale-boosting appeal to war workers, servicemen, and civilians alike. The book tells of the hundreds of professional footballers who joined up, those who became heroes, and those who did not come back, the enthusiasts who administered the game in their spare time, and the players who turned out for thirty bob a week. The servicemen who went AWOL to play and others who hitch-hiked just to get to a game also find their place in the story, along with the record-breaking goalscoring achievements. Looking further afield to occupied Europe, Soccer at War also exposes the role of football in Hitler's regime.

First Man In: Leading from the Front

Author: Ant Middleton

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008245746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 966

NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.