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WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the...
by Abby Wambach

Language

English

Pages

91

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<p><b>Based on her inspiring, viral 2018 commencement speech to Barnard College’s graduates in New York City, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and emerge victorious together.</b></p><p>Abby Wambach became a champion because of her incredible talent as a soccer player. She became an icon because of her remarkable wisdom as a leader. As the co-captain of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion Team, she created a culture not just of excellence, but of honor, commitment, resilience, and sisterhood. She helped transform a group of individual women into one of the most successful, powerful and united Wolfpacks of all time. </p><p>In her retirement, Abby’s ready to do the same for her new team: All Women Everywhere. </p><p>In <i>Wolfpack</i>, Abby’s message to women is:</p><p><i>We have never been Little Red Riding Hood. We Are the Wolves.</i><br /><i>We must wander off the path and blaze a new one: together.</i></p><p>She insists that women must let go of old rules of leadership that neither include or serve them. She’s created a new set of Wolfpack rules to help women unleash their individual power, unite with their Wolfpack, and change the landscape of their lives and world: from the family room to the board room to the White House. </p><p>· <b>Make failure your fuel:</b> Transform failure to wisdom and power. <br />· <b>Lead from the bench:</b> Lead from wherever you are. <br />· <b>Champion each other:</b> Claim each woman’s victory as your own. <br />· <b>Demand the effing ball:</b> Don’t ask permission: take what you’ve earned.</p><p>In Abby’s vision, we are not Little Red Riding Hoods, staying on the path because we’re told to. <i>We are the wolves</i>, fighting for a better tomorrow for ourselves, our pack, and all the future wolves who will come after us.</p>
The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Socc...
by Caitlin Murray

Language

English

Pages

372

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<DIV><P>The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has won three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals, set record TV ratings, drawn massive crowds, earned huge revenues for FIFA and U.S. Soccer, and helped to redefine the place of women in sports. But despite their dominance, and their rosters of superstar players, they’ve endured striking inequality: low pay, poor playing conditions, and limited opportunities to play in professional leagues.<BR /><BR /><I>The National Team</I>, from leading soccer journalist Caitlin Murray, tells the history of the USWNT in full, from their formation in the 1980s to the run-up to the 2019 World Cup, chronicling both their athletic triumphs and less visible challenges off the pitch. Murray also recounts the rise and fall of U.S. professional leagues, including the burgeoning National Women’s Soccer League, an essential part of the women’s game.<BR /><BR /> Through nearly 100 exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and team officials, including Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, Heather O’Reilly, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Pia Sundhage, Tom Sermanni, and Sunil Gulati, Murray takes readers inside the locker rooms and board rooms in engrossing detail. A story of endurance and determination, <I>The National Team</I> is a complete portrait of this beloved and important team.</P></DIV>
Mentality Monsters: How Jürgen Klopp Took Liverpool FC From Also...
by Paul Tomkins

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

July 05, 2019

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Fireworks fizzed and popped and sprayed as the phalanx of scarlet coaches inched along the streets. Flares and smoke bombs spread a red mist across Merseyside, explosions of sparkling confetti shot again and again from an air cannon into the blue skies, as the best part of a million Liverpool fans thronged the route, sitting astride traffic lights and hanging out of windows, risking life and limb to get a glimpse of the returning heroes. Jürgen Klopp, lager bottle in hand – one leg slung over the back of the open-top bus – looked at his clenched fists, then extended one finger, then two – until, one by one, he had counted to six. Another huge grin in the pyro glow, before, half-cut, he almost fell off the back of the bus.<br /><br />Liverpool Football Club, Champions of Europe. <br /><br />For a sixth time.<br /><br />This is the story of how Liverpool went from no-hopers in 2015 to the kings of Europe four years later.<br /><br />* * *<br /><br />Paul Tomkins is the author of over a dozen football books, an academic paper on the role football finances play in success, and the novel The Girl on the Pier. In addition, he was a columnist on the official Liverpool website between 2005 and 2012. In 2009 he set up the website The Tomkins Times.<br /><br />* * *<br /><br />Praise for Paul Tomkins and The Tomkins Times: <br /><br />"Phenomenal. Absolutely quintessential reading for Liverpool fans." Redmen TV.<br /><br />“The Tomkins Times is an indispensable website whose diagnosis of all things Liverpool is beyond compare.” LFCHistory.net<br /><br />"Perhaps the most intelligent guide to LFC available on the internet." The Independent on Sunday<br /><br />“Golddust analysis”, John Sinnott, BBC<br /><br />“[Football analysis] is best left to the professionals, like the admirable Mr Tomkins.” The Daily Telegraph<br /><br />
Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics
by Jonathan Wilson

Language

English

Pages

452

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<div>“An outstanding work … the [soccer] book of the decade.” —Sunday Business Post<BR><BR><I>Inverting the Pyramid</I> is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe. <br /><BR>Through Jonathan Wilson's brilliant historical detective work we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon.<br /><BR><I>Inverting the Pyramid</I> provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch “Total Football,” which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s. Inverting the Pyramid has been called the “Big Daddy” (Zonal Marking) of soccer tactics books; it is essential for any coach, fan, player, or fantasy manager of the beautiful game<BR></div>
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p> <p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p> <p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p> <p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
Forward: A Memoir
by Abby Wambach

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong><em></em></strong></p><p><em><strong></strong></em></p><p><strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>"Lucid and wrenching...</strong><em><strong>Forward</strong></em><strong> puts [Wambach's] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor." —NPR</strong></p><p><strong><em>"Forward</em> is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves."  —Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, </strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em><strong> Bestselling author of </strong><em><strong>Lean In</strong></em> </p><p><strong>“This is the best memoir I’ve read by an athlete since Andre Agassi’s </strong><em><strong>Open</strong></em><strong>.”  —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and </strong><em><strong>New York Times </strong></em><strong>bestselling author of </strong><em><strong>Originals</strong></em><strong> and </strong><em><strong>Give and Take</strong></em></p><p><p>Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship. Called an inspiration and “badass” by President Obama, Abby has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. </p><p>As she reveals in this searching memoir, Abby’s professional success often masked her inner struggle to reconcile the various parts of herself: ferocious competitor, daughter, leader, wife. With stunning candor, Abby shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester, New York, to world-class athlete. Far more than a sports memoir, <em>Forward </em>is gripping tale of resilience and redemption—and a reminder that heroism is, above all, about embracing life’s challenges with fearlessness and heart.</p><p></p>
How to Be a Footballer
by Peter Crouch

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 06, 2018

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<p><b>**Winner of the 2018 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Sports Bestseller of the Year**</b></p><p><b>'Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player' - <i>Sunday Times </i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>'The funniest man in British sport' - <i>Metro</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><i>Featured on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans </i></p><p>You become a footballer because you love football. And then you are a footballer, and you’re suddenly in the strangest, most baffling world of all. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station. Even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate.</p><p>So walk with me into the dressing-room, to find out which players refuse to touch a football before a game, to discover why a load of millionaires never have any shower-gel, and to hear what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror. </p><p>We will go into post-match interviews, make fools of ourselves on social media and try to ensure that we never again pay £250 for a haircut that should have cost a tenner. We’ll be coached and cajoled by Harry Redknapp, upset Rafa Benitez and be soothed by the sound of an accordion played by Sven-Goran Eriksson’s assistant Tord Grip. There will be some very bad music and some very bad decisions.</p><p>I am Peter Crouch. This is <i>How To Be A Footballer</i>. Shall we?</p><p><b>Can’t get enough of Crouch? Tune into <i>That Peter Crouch Podcast </i>on Radio 5 Live</b></p>
The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Rich...
by , Jonathan Clegg

Language

English

Pages

381

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<DIV><I>The Club </I>is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer’s Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet.<BR />  <BR /> This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold.<BR /><BR /> Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly two hundred countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul.<BR /><BR /> Deeply researched and drawing on one hundred exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, <I>The Club</I> is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.</DIV>
The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to...
by Michael Cox

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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<p>An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.</p><p>Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically.</p><p>And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence.</p><p>The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson’s directness to Keegan’s relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho’s cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri’s counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.</p>
When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of th...
by , Wayne Coffey

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

September 26, 2016

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<DIV><B><I>A </I><I>New York Times </I>Bestseller<BR />  <BR /> “If you are a real soccer player—then this is the book for you to read . . . Inspiring and uplifting. ”—<I>GoalNation</I></B><BR /><BR /> In 2015, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick during the first sixteen minutes. <DIV>  <DIV>But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Then she found a trusted trainer, James Galanis, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, skill, and a great dedication to the game. Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, the moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world. <DIV> </DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>

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