Football

..And She Laughed No More
I thought the first one was better. In this one, Foster often doesn't leave the score of the game as the climax in each section (and I think he did in the first one, if I recall correctly) and goes on more ramblings, hilarious as they are.

06.04.2015

Perfect Pitch
This is the fourth edition of Perfect Pitch, the superb series that draws together the best original writing on football from around the world. The theme is "Dirt".

16.08.2016

Ghost Stadium
A thrilling ghost story from the author of the popular Football Academy series. Lucas, Irfan and Jack want to mark the beginning of their summer holidays in style! Tricking their parents with a camping cover story, the boys sneak into the old...

15.12.2017

Up Pohnpei
After one too many late-night discussions, football fanatic Paul Watson and his mate Matt Conrad hatch the perfect plan: find the world's worst national team, become citizens of that country and win an international cap by playing for them....

25.08.2015

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard is a genuine Liverpool legend.Captain at the age of 23.Two FA Cups.Three League Cups.One UEFA Cup.And that Champions League win.Gerrard embodies the spirit and passion of Liverpool football club like no other...

09.03.2016

March of the Hooligans
Hooligan-turned-acclaimed author Dougie Brimson is the UK's most respected authority on soccer hooligan-ism. Now, in a book written specifically for an American audience, he tells the astonishing story of the rampant hooliganism among European...

25.10.2016

A Cultured Left Foot
All agree that Pele and Maradona had it. Most agree that Zidane has it, and that Gazza almost had it. Laid out here are the eleven key elements that make up footballing greatness, in a thinking-man's study of the beautiful game."

15.01.2018

The Blizzard Issue 3
The very best football writing out there. Read it.

14.02.2015

The Away Game
Matthew Hall reveals the often controversial stories surrounding football's mysterious world of players, administrators, agents, coaches and promoters, and the reasons why Australia takes little part in the game at an international level.

27.04.2015

The Miracle of Istanbul
After 20 years off the major European soccer stage, Liverpool FC faced utter humiliation at half-time in the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul. Three goals down to the brutally efficient and talented AC Milan, the inexperienced new Liverpool...

12.03.2018

44 Years With The Same Bird
Fusing the blind passion of a lifelong supporter with the cold eye of an award-winning journalist, this is an up-close and personal view of the entire modern era of Britain's most successful football club. From their first ever FA Cup win in 1965 to...

17.06.2013

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly
The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like...

27.05.2013

The Book Of Lists
This work collects the notable and the unusual of all the talk, stats, thoughts and opinions, without which football would be just a game. It is enhanced by contributions from commentators, footballers and eminent writers.

18.03.2018

The Blizzard
Another great outing for The Blizzard with a quite brilliant article about Colombia's rogue football league from the 1940s and 1950s the highlight. Bogota based writer Carl Worswick is the author of that piece - my dad had told me about...

27.05.2014

Garrincha
The World Cup Finals, Sweden 1958. Brazil vs the fearsome USSR. In the opening three minutes - 'the greatest three minutes in the history of football' - one man wrote himself into the record books alongside the game's greatest players, men like...

21.03.2015

The Football Man
Written just two years after England’s ’66 triumph when the national game was at its zenith, Arthur Hopcraft’s The Football Man is repeatedly quoted as the best book ever written about the sport. This definitive, magisterial study of...

24.05.2014

John Hartson's Celtic Dream Team
'He's got no hair but we don't care, walking in a Hartson wonderland.' That famous song was belted out 110 times around Celtic Park as big bad John became one of a select band of players to score a century of goals in the Hoops. Now in his typical...

16.01.2014

Only A Game
The real strengths of Only a Game? are the level of reflexivity and that Dunphy doesn’t pull any punches. The narrative does more than describe a season, but tries to explain and to provide a real insight into the mind and life of a player and a...

20.10.2014

The Football Hall of Fame (Soccer)
From Dixie Dean, Stanley Matthews, and Billy Wright, to Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, and David Beckham, over the years Britain has produced a wealth of great soccer players that have won domestic, European, and global trophies. In association with...

25.10.2014

Perfect Pitch
This is the first in a series of soccer books. Each book is themed, and in this text, the theme is home ground. The text looks at the roots and upbringing of players like Diego Maradona, Marco van Basten and Faustino Asprilla.

31.12.2012

Breakdown
A cop-turned-coach takes youth from gang-ridden streets to the gridiron From the author of Irish Thunder comes the true story about the collision of violent crime and high school football in a tough New...

11.08.2015

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly
The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like...

28.07.2014

Stamping Grounds
Stamping Grounds follows the Liechtenstein national football team through their defeat-strewn qualifying campaign for the 2002 World Cup. It was hard to see this principality's part-time players scoring even one goal, never mind adding to...

11.11.2015

The Blizzard
Good solid writing pretty much throughout again from the Blizzard contributors. Highlights for me included an article about the Uyghur people and their football in the far west of China and their relationship to China. For people...

02.09.2013

One More July
When you find something you like, seek out its influences.That's how I feel about music and writers, in particular.A few years ago, my favorite sportswriter, Joe Posnanski wrote a blog post listing his all-time favorite books on...

03.09.2014

The Glorious Game
Alex Fynn and Kevin Whitcher draw upon times spent behind the scenes at Highbury to piece together an intimate portrait of both the man at the helm, Wenger, and life at the only Premiership club with a chance of challenging the Old Trafford...

06.12.2017

Carra
Jamie Carragher is one of the most charismatic footballers of his generation. Adored by the fans, he was recently voted the most popular player in the entire Liverpool squad. Yet the young Carra came to Liverpool as an Everton fan, from an Everton...

17.08.2016

Spain
This is the story of the greatest achievement in the history of international football.After decades of failure, Spain won the European Championship in 2008 andthen the World Cup in 2010. At Euro 2012 they became the first team to win three...

03.02.2014

Browns Town 1964
Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for the Plain Dealer. He has twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nations top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers. He is a nine-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of...

02.07.2013

Michael Parkinson On Football
Michael Parkinson gives his views on most aspects of the modern football game, whilst also casting his mind back to the past and paying tribute to some of the great names like Stanley Matthews and Bobby Moore.

25.03.2015

Hand of God
Diego is my hero. Did you see him strutting around in that Shark Skin suit during the last World Cup? Pure unbridled role model...we will see if that opinion changes after the reading of this biography.(sometime later)Well, finished...

01.03.2014

The Second Half
"Reading Keano's memoir was like seeing through his mind and heart. Very candid."After reading a few autobiographies of players and staff associated with Manchester United, certainly the biggest premiership club in past two decades, now in...

07.06.2015

Jumpers for Goalposts
Jumpers For Goalposts is a fascinating reflection on the history of British soccer, which examines why the charm, innocence, and good humor has disappeared from today's game, compared to the golden days of yesteryear. Smyth considers...

16.12.2016

My Favorite Year
Questa volta ho proprio sbagliato l'acquisto. Certo, io non amo il calcio e forse avrei dovuto immaginare che non poteva essere un libro adatto a me, ma pensavo che si trattasse di racconti in chiave ironica o spiritosa, in linea con lo stile di...

10.10.2013

Barmy Army
Having written 15 books and a multi award winning feature film in under 15 years, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has emerged as one of Britain’s most prolific writers.After 18 years service with the Royal Air Force -including both the...

14.04.2014