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The Anatomy of Liverpool: A History in Ten Matches

by Jonathan Wilson & Scott Murray

Jonathan Wilson and Scott Murray provide a forensic analysis of ten key Liverpool games that have shaped the club's fortunes over the last century: from the long-lost triumphs of Tom Watson (a 19th-century Bill...


Why Soccer Matters

by Brian Pelé|Winter

Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The world’s most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pelé. Now the legendary star, ambassador,...


A History of the World Cup: 1930-2010

by Clemente A. Lisi

From the tournament's origins in 1930 to modern times, A History of the World Cup: 1930-2010 contains vivid accounts of individual games, statistics for each competition, photos, and profiles of the players...


Temples of the Earthbound Gods: Stadiums in the Cultural Landscapes of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires

by Christopher Thomas Gaffney

In Rio de Janeiro, the spiritual home of world football, and Buenos Aires, where a popular soccer club president was recently elected mayor, the game is an integral part of national identity. Using the football...


The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer

by Robert Koger

FUN AND EFFECTIVE SOCCER DRILLS-FROM AN EXPERIENCED COACH IN THE SPORT

Soccer is an exciting sport, but it is even better when your team is playing at its best. The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for...


The Bad Boys of Footy

by Matthew Webber

AFL, Football, NRL and Rugby: Modern Failings Of Football's Finest. We read about footballers every day. We celebrate their physical feats, their freakish athleticism, their guile and poise. We rejoice in their...


Emerald Anfield

by Keith Falkiner

Liverpool FC is one of the world's leading football clubs - and a host of talented Irish players have played a significant part in its history.

Here, Keith Falkiner looks at the proud history of Liverpool F.C....


The Future of Football: Challenges for the Twenty-first Century

by Jon Garland, Dominic Malcolm & Mike Rowe

World football has undergone unprecedented change over the past decade. On the field, the richest European clubs have retained their pre-eminence, but with multinational playing squads backed up by global marketing...


Scoring for Britain: International Football and International Politics, 1900-1939

by Peter J. Beck

This work studies the links between international football and politics in Britain between 1900 and 1939. It shows how the British government saw sport as an instrument of policy and cultural propaganda.


Football and Community in the Global Context: Studies in Theory and Practice

by Adam Brown, Tim Crabbe & Gavin Mellor

Football clubs across the world continue to embody many of the collective symbols, identifications and processes of connectivity which have long been associated with the notion of 'community'. In recent years,...


Football: From England to the World

by Dolores Martinez & Projit B. Mukharji

This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of...


The Containment of Soccer in Australia: Fencing Off the World Game

by Christopher J. Hallinan & John E. Hughson

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, outdoor soccer was the second most popular organized sport for Australian children after swimming. It far outstripped the popularity of the three other football...


Soccer in South Asia: Empire, Nation, Diaspora

by Paul Dimeo & James Mills

The place of football in the colonial and post-colonial past is explored and both British and Portuguese influences on the development of the game are considered. Contemporary issues such as the impact of the...


Killa: The Autobiography of Kevin Kilbane

by Kevin Kilbane & Andy Merriman

Kevin Kilbane is Ireland's third most capped player of all time, with 110 appearances for his country, including an incredible 66 consecutive matches.

He played more than 600 matches at professional level, and...


Football, Europe and the Press

by Liz Crolley & David Hand

This book examines the construction of national, regional, and group identities in the football journalism of five European countries: England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Notions of the respective national...


The Blueprint

by Christopher Price

For years, the New England Patriots were a certifiable joke of a franchise. They were run on the cheap and were once the very example of how not to manage a team. They hired inept coaches---one of whom (Clive...


Africa, Football and FIFA: Politics, Colonialism and Resistance

by Paul Darby

This book explores the role of FIFA in brokering the development of football in Africa and its relationship with that continent's football associations and regional governing body. Africa is no longer on the...


The American Soccer League: The Golden Years of American Soccer 1921-1931

by Colin Jose

Soccer was one of the most popular sports in the United States during the 1920s, often drawing huge crowds in relatively small towns to see the world's best players compete. Documented through thousands of newspaper...


The Big Fix

by Brett Forrest

Game of Shadows meets Among the Thugs in this revelatory true-to-life crime thriller and expose involving greed, corruption, an Asian crime syndicate, and the fixing of international soccer matches at the highest...


Soccer in Spain: Politics, Literature, and Film

by Timothy J. Ashton

In the last few years, Spanish soccer has surged to the forefront of the sport, with the national team winning the last two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup. Soccer has long been a global social...