Oscar Oberg is a Swedish journalist who has three great loves – football, philosophy and comedy. In I want to be like Jürgen Klopp: And other strange thoughts about football, Oberg combines all three in a collection of forty-one thought-provoking essays. As the reader journeys through these compositions, the names of players such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovi?, sit side-by-side with writers such as Henry Miller and Leo Tolstoy, comedians like Billy Connolly and philosophers such as Nietzsche and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Considered by many fans as the bible of English football, this new and updated edition of PFA Premier and Football League Records contains full career details of every player to have made at least one first-team appearance in the Football League since 1946 or in the Premier League since it was established in 1992. Each […]
Every now and again a book comes along which wonderfully describes the idiosyncrasies and experiences associated with being a football fan – Written In The Stars by Richard Stokoe fits into that category.
The main focus of the book however, begins in the second chapter as the search for a new manager ahead of the 2012/13 season commences. Thereinafter Evans presents the reader with what is in essence a ‘diary of a season’ format as Caernarfon seek promotion from the third tier of the Welsh football pyramid and compete in a myriad of cup competitions. Without providing too much of a spoiler, the book comes to record a season that “will forever be remembered as the campaign in which Caernarfon Town finally regained its pride.”
Another offering from Amberley books in their expanding football series, Fifty Defining Fixtures. This edition by Steve Tongue focuses on David Beckham. Beckham has come to transcend the game of football where he initially made his name, but in the Introduction, Tongue is clear on the direction of this book; “the focus here is on Beckham the footballer and the most memorable of his 800-plus matches”, adding, “selecting fifty games is not easy and cannot be definitive.”