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History of sport

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    Andy Bollen has created a fantasy football museum to collect together a treasure trove of Scottish football exhibits that ranges from Jimmy Johnstone’s oar to Aggie the tea lady’s trolley. Learn why Puskas and Socrates should’ve been...

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    Advantage Play tells the dramatic stories of the key technological breakthroughs in four thousand years of sporting history used to gain an advantage in sport. Novel materials are never far away: rubber for rugby and tennis balls, carbon fibre for...

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    When Naby Keïta arrived at Liverpool for a club record £58m in the summer of 2018, he is handed Steven Gerrard’s legendary old No 8 shirt. Like many African children, the Guinea international grew up in poverty and learned to play the game...

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    Listed as one of the five worst international selections ever, and described in a book about Scottish rugby as ‘a full back slower than your average prop’, Ian Smith cheerfully won eight caps for Scotland in a career that saw him score every...

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    English Rugby 101 is a compendium of fascinating facts, stats, stories, personalities and trivia – perfect for all fans of English rugby. From the very first Test match against Scotland in 1871 all the way through to the present day, England’s...

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    Rugby World Cup 101 is a compendium of fascinating facts, stats, stories, personalities and trivia – perfect for all fans of rugby from around the world. From the genesis of the tournament in 1987 all the way through to the present day, the Rugby...

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    Over the past decade, an audacious programme called Football Dreams has held trials for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for football’s next superstars. Led by the Spanish scout who helped launch Lionel Messi’s career at...

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    The School of Hard Knox chronicles the life and career of one of the most admired and respected coaches ever to grace Scottish football, Archie Knox. After his early days at Forfar Athletic, Archie became a key ally for Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen...

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    Celtic is a club like no other. Its story is a unique one, of a football club founded to raise money to help alleviate poverty within the predominantly Irish immigrant community of Glasgow’s East End. Yet, from its inception, Celtic has been a...

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    The European Game is an adventure. Over three months Dan Fieldsend travelled the continent discovering the methods for success used at some of the biggest clubs in Europe, from Ajax and Juventus, to Feyenoord, Inter Milan, Bayern Munch, Benfica,...

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    The 1989 Tour de France is arguably the greatest ever. It saw American rider Greg LeMond overturn a 50-second deficit to France’s Laurent Fignon on the final stage on the Champs Elysees to snatch the title by a mere eight seconds. After three...

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    The 1989 Tour de France is arguably the greatest ever. It saw American rider Greg LeMond overturn a 50-second deficit to France’s Laurent Fignon on the final stage on the Champs Elysees to snatch the title by a mere eight seconds. After three...

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    By 1971 no Lions team had ever defeated the All Blacks in a Test series. Since 1904, six Lions sides had travelled to New Zealand and all had returned home bruised, battered and beaten. But the 1971 tour party was different. It was full of young,...

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    Go behind the scenes with the world’s most successful sports team. This is a complete history of rugby’s most famous yet enigmatic team, the New Zealand All Blacks, told by the men who have had the honour of wearing the iconic black...

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    In Colours Green and White is the second volume in John Campbell’s fascinating post-war history of Hibernian Football Club, which continues to relive the club’s past with a game-by-game and goal-by-goal account of the Easter Road team...

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    Fully updated to include Ireland’s historic victory over the All Blacks and their 2018 Six Nations Grand Slam. From Jack Kyle’s immortals to Brian O’Driscoll’s golden generation, this is the story of Irish rugby told in the...