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How To Be A Footballer

Authors: Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce

Publisher: Ebury Press (2018)

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. 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. 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 will 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.

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How To Watch The Olympics

Authors: David Goldblatt, Johnny Acton

Publisher: Profile Books (2011)

The Olympic Games can dazzle us with the sheer scale and variety of its sporting contests. Yet many of the games are unfamiliar to even the most avid sports fan. Which is where this witty, insightful book comes in. How to Watch the Olympics offers each sport’s backstory and culture, and explains the finer points of strategy, skulduggery and guile. Once you've read the book, you'll be on tenterhooks to see whether the Danes triumph at handball, what the Italian fencers are up to, and why Greco-Roman wrestling is so crucial to Kazakhstan. You'll know why someone invented the butterfly stroke, where water polo serves as the closest expression of warfare, and how travel faster than tennis balls. And much, much more besides.

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How To Watch The Olympics: Rio 2016

Authors: David Goldblatt, Johnny Acton

Publisher: Profile Books (2016)

The Olympic Games can dazzle us with the sheer scale and variety of its sporting contests. Yet many of the games are unfamiliar to even avid sports fans. Which is where this witty, insightful book comes in. "How to Watch the Olympics" offers each sport's backstory and culture, and explains the finer points of strategy, skulduggery and skill. Once you've read the book, you'll be on tenterhooks to see whether the Danes triumph at handball, what the Italian fencers are up to and why Greco-Roman wrestling is so crucial to Kazakhstan. You'll know who invented the butterfly stroke, where water polo serves as the closest expression of warfare and how shuttlecocks travel faster than tennis balls. This edition has been freshly updated for the 2016 Games in Rio, including the latest material from London 2012 and chapters on the new Olympic sports of rugby sevens and golf. Seventeen days, 10,500 athletes, 28 sports, 306 gold medals up for grabs: the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is upon us. "How to Watch the Olympics" is your invaluable personal trainer.

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Its Not About The Bike - My Journey Back To Life

Authors: Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins

Publisher: Berkley (2001)

"BEAUTIFUL... It is a book for sports fans and sports haters, for cycling enthusiasts and those who haven't ridden a bike since childhood, for cancer patients and the healthiest of the healthy, for anyone i who has ever overcome odds....It's not about the bike, or about the sport. It's about the soul." Cincinnati Enquirer "Lance Armstrong does things in at big way. Other people write books about the long road back from cancer, or the physical and emotional trauma of infertility, or the experience of growing up without a father, or the determination it takes to win the most important bicycle race in the world. Armstrong lays claim to all of it, and the result is a pretty terrific book.... Armstrong's book is both inspiring and entertaining. He doesn't whine, doesn't sugarcoat the tough parts and doesn't5 forget to thank the good people who helped him most along the way." Rocky Mountain News

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Mister

Author: Rory Smith

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2016)

From its late-Victorian flowering in the mill towns of the northwest of England, football spread around the world with great speed. It was helped on its way by a series of missionaries who showed the rest of the planet the simple joys of the game. Even now, in many countries, the colloquial word for a football manager is not 'coach' or 'boss' but 'mister', as that is how the early teachers were known, because they had come from the home of the sport to help it develop in new territories.

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Nigel Mansell World Champion

Author: Bob McKenzie

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (1992)

'World Champion. That is what it is all about. That's the only reason I am in the game'. On August 16 1992 at the Hungarian Grand Prix, Nigel Mansell achieved his dream and a nation roared its approval. Their hero had defeated all the odds to become World Formula One Motor Racing Champion. Never before has such true grit determination to win been displayed. Mansell's magnificent victory was also a glorious chequered-flag for British fighting spirit. Now, for the first time, the full story of Mansell's triumph has been told. From heart-stopping, adrenaline-pumping start to garlanded, champagne-sprayed finish, you'll revel in the twists and turns of Mansell's drama-packed, record-breaking season: His bitter disputes with the Williams Renault team. Mansell's decision to turn his back on Formula One. His new role as star of Indy racing. Full details of his Grand Prix from Kyalami to Adelaide. All this and more is revealed in this unique bang-up-to-date account of the world's greatest motor-racing champion.

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No Need For Speed

Author: John Bingham

Publisher: Rodale International Ltd (2004)

to columnist for Runner's World magazine. 'You don't have to run fast to be a real runner.' No Need for Speed explores both the 'why' and the 'how' of running. With information both practical: How to find the right running shoes When to enter a race What to eat before a run ... and inspirational .... Focus on where you are instead of where you want to be Accept the body you have Look for the beauty of realistic goals John Bingham extends a tried and trusted hand to beginners and veterans alike. John Bingham (who was born with short legs and a long torso that no amount of running is going to change) writes The Penguin Chronicles' for Runner's World magazine and teaches the basics of running to adults who are new to the sport.

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Paralympic Heroes

Author: Cathy Wood

Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd (2011)

The true story of Great Britain's Paralympic Heroes. Britain's Paralympians are some of the most successful athletes in world sport. In the run up to London 2012, leading competitors and figureheads from the British Paralympic movement tell the unique inside story of how they became elite athletes and champions on one of the biggest stages of all - the Paralympic Games.

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Physical Education

Author: Tony Scott

Part of a series: Edexcel GCSE Physical Education

Publisher: Pearson Education Limited (2009)

This book is tailored to the 2009 Edexcel GCSE PE specification. Written by an experienced senior examiner, it provides comprehensive subject content and exam practice.

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Physical Education Unit 1 Theory Of PE Revision Workbook

Author: Jan Simister

Part of a series: Revise Edexcel GCSE

Publisher: Pearson Education (2012)

This Revision Workbook delivers hassle-free question practice, covering one topic per page and avoiding lengthy set up time. Build your confidence with guided practice questions, before moving onto unguided questions and practice exam papers. Target grades on the page allow you to progress at the right speed. Exam Alerts highlight common pitfalls and misconceptions in exam questions. With one-to-one page correspondence between this Workbook and the companion Guide, this hugely popular Revision series offers the best value available for Key Stage 4 students.

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