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World Cup Dog

Football Fever

6 July 2018

The World Cup has gripped the nation over the last couple of weeks and there has already been some memorable matches and some shock exits. As we are over half way through the competition we thought we would highlight some football themed books available to borrow from our library that will see you through the rest of the World Cup and will help you continue to get your football fix after the competition has finished:

5000-1: The Leicester City Story by Rob Tanner      11704
The inside story of Leicester City’s triumph on winning the Premier League in May 2016, to ecstatic celebrations in the city and around the world. The team, under Claudio Ranieri’s inspired leadership, became the most unlikely champions in football history.

Alex Ferguson – My Autobiography by Alex Ferguson      10051
The celebratory, revealing, inspiring and entertaining autobiography of one of the greatest managers in the history of British football.

The Damned Utd by David Peace      8449   
Fictional account of Leeds Utd under Brian Clough for a few months in 1974.

Football Nation by John Williams      9516
A rich portrait of English football from the end of the Second World War to the present.

The Way it Was by Stanley Matthews     6289
Sir Stanley Matthews was a legend, the first superstar of world football. In his long awaited autobiography, completed just before his death in 2000, he recalls the untold stories about many of football's most famous characters and games.

My Side by David Beckham             6985
David Beckham is celebrated throughout the world and has fans far beyond the world of football. This is his own account of his life and career.

Bobby Moore by Tina Moore       7880
Bobby Moore, captain of England's 1966 World Cup winning team, remains an iconic figure in football. Tina Moore was married to Bobby for twenty-four years, and she tells his story with sympathy and understanding.

Bob Wilson: Behind the Network My Autobiography by Bob Wilson       7107
Bob Wilson was one of the best goalkeepers of his day, and when his playing career ended he went on to become an inspirational coach and popular broadcaster. In his family life he has to cope with tragedy, especially the death of his adored daughter. This is a thoughtful and fascinating insight into his life.

The Man in the Middle by David Elleray     8056
Autobiography of David Elleray.  Gives an insight into the world of football, particularly refereeing.

The Complete Centre Forward: The Autobiography of Tommy Lawton by David McVay    6937
Tommy Lawton is hailed as possibly the greatest centre-forward ever produced by England. Whilst we will never know if this is so, he is still remembered by the fans who idolised him. This is the story of his football career, and his darker moments away from football

Farewell But Not Goodbye: My Autobiography by Bobby Robson     7206
Sir Bobby Robson has been involved with professional football at all levels. He played for Fulham and West Brom, and earned twenty England caps before moving into management, eventually becoming England manager. He tells of his early life, his footballing career, returning to the North-East and his controversial sacking from Newcastle United

Sir Alf by Leo McKinstry     8312
The life of Sir Alf Ramsey the only English football team manager to win the World Cup. He was a shy and sometimes reclusive man who only liked to talk football, nothing else mattered.

You’ll Win Nothing With Kids by Jim White   8866
A hilarious account of the author’s experiences managing his young son’s football team; a tale of fathers, sons and ‘the beautiful game’, that anyone who has spent wet Saturday mornings on the sidelines will appreciate