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

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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>
2019-20 NFHS Soccer Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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Contains the official rules and case plays for soccer and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Zonal Marking: From Ajax to Zidane, the Making of Modern Soccer
by Michael Cox

Language

English

Pages

426

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>A mazy dribble through the recent history of European soccer, showing how shifting styles and influence have shaped the game.<br /><br /></b>In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshipped across the continent. Then the baton passed to the Italians, who clearly boasted Europe's strongest league. But when France started winning everything at the international level its national academy became the template for others, until suddenly, almost out of nowhere, Europe's most revered player and manager both hailed from Portugal. Next, Barcelona and Spain won everything during a very obvious four-year period of dominance, before tiki-taka's decline meant Bayern and Germany took control. Finally, Europe's most successful coaches found themselves competing in England, introducing a brilliant cacophony of styles to the Premier League.<br /><br /><i>Zonal Marking </i>is a glorious travelogue through soccer's triumphant styles and characters.<br />
BFG: Big Friendly German
by , Raphael Honigstein

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English

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Publication Date

September 14, 2019

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At Arsenal, the club where he won the FA Cup three times, Per Mertesacker was affectionately called the Big Friendly German. Standing at 6ft 6in, he was the defender who took fitness so seriously that he invested ten per-cent of his annual salary on personal therapists. His endurance would help him in a decade- long career with the German national team which culminated in him lifting the World Cup in 2014. In his autobiography, Mertesacker reveals the story of that summer in Brazil, explaining the tactical tricks of Jogi Low as well as the motivational arts of Arsene Wenger. He asks himself to what extent talent plays a role in football, having been a youth who was told he had too little of it until he was promoted by Ralf Rangnick at Hannover 96. Now the academy manager at Arsenal, Mertesacker details what it really takes to become a success in the game he started playing when he was just four years old.
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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<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.
How to Be a Footballer
by Peter Crouch

Language

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 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>
The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Socc...
by Caitlin Murray

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<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>
Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics
by Jonathan Wilson

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English

Pages

452

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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“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 />
Asia and the Future of Football: The Role of the Asian Football C...
by Ben Weinberg

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 22, 2015

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<P>Football is the most popular sport in the world. Globalisation and commercialisation of the game, however, have created new conflicts and challenges. This book explores the role of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) within the rising significance of football in Asia, drawing on three key theoretical perspectives: globalisation, neo-institutionalism and governance, as well as comprehensive data from interviews and archive material. It explores the organisational structure of AFC, its decision-making processes, relations with other actors, and policies put forward. To understand the specificities AFC has faced in its 60-year history, the broader historical, political, economic, socio-cultural and geographic contexts of football in Asia are taken into account.</P>

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