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History of sport

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  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £16.99

    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Oct 2012
    £20.00

    Since 1875 Hibernian Football Club has been an integral part of sporting life in the City of Edinburgh and Port of Leith; its early history up to 1946 has been brilliantly documented in The Making of Hibernian trilogy by Alan Lugton. John...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £14.99

    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Jun 2017
    £14.99

    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,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £17.99

    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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £9.99

    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 28 Nov 2013
    £25.00

    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jun 2020
    £14.99

    The 2018/19 Premier League season was a historic one for African players in English football. More than 130 years after Arthur Wharton became the first, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah shared the Golden Boot with Arsenal’s Gabon striker...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £16.99

    Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable sports personalities and celebrities of our time. He is a legend who transcended boxing and rose above all sport. A man of mythic proportions, Ali rose to become a prominent feature of our cultural...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Sep 2017
    £16.99

    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 and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £14.99

    From the lonely pitches of Eriskay to the great stadiums of our cities, Snapshot! captures the gritty, alluring essence of Scotland’s national game. Alan McCredie’s photographs combine with Daniel Gray’s words to accompany the reader on a...