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Signed CopyLike most young boys, Malcolm Christie grew up dreaming of becoming a professional footballer. Rejected by his hometown club Peterborough United and working at Somerfield supermarket, playing amateur football at 19, Malcolm thought the moment had passed him by.But dreams do come true. Just months after he was stacking shelves, Malcolm was playing for Derby County in the Premier League. International honours and a big money move to Middlesbrough followed as Malcolm became one of English footballs brightest prospects until a succession of injuries led to a premature end of his promising football career. The Reality of the Dream chronicles the amazing story of Malcolm Christie’s journey to become the only person in history to go straight from non-league to scoring in the Premier League and representing his country without ever joining a professional academy. Sad, funny and often emotional, Malcolm’s unique tale provides a brutally honest insight into the reality of life as a footballer, an injured footballer and worse – a retired footballer.
Sale!Signed CopyYou Must Be Joachim By Julian Joachim Available to pre-order NOW - Release date 1st October 2021 Julian Joachim burst onto the scene in 1992 and quickly became one of the most exciting and sought-after young talents in English football. Few players make the immediate impact that Joachim did. In his debut season, he scored in a Wembley final, finished as runner up in Match of the Day’s Goal of the Season, won an international trophy and saw off competition from Patrick Kluivert, Robbie Fowler and Clarence Seedorf to win Player of the Tournament at the Under 18 European Championships. Joachim’s blistering pace and down to earth attitude made him a fans’ favourite wherever he played. One of only a handful of players to score in England’s top four divisions, the FA Cup, League Cup and the UEFA Cup, Joachim’s journey took him from Leicester City to Darlington, via Aston Villa, Coventry City, Leeds United, Walsall and Boston United. You Must Be Joachim provides an honest account of Julian’s life as a footballer; from the goals, the glamour and the glory, to a much darker side of the game rarely discussed – dealing with bullying, handling the media and what it’s really like for a footballer when they retire.
Sold out!Young Millsy By Gary Mills Out Now!
FROM brilliant all-round sportsman to one of Brian Clough’s finest ‘young men’, GARY MILLS took a sensational bow on the football stage.
The youngest player to start a European Cup final, YOUNG MILLSY helped ‘the gaffer’ to conquer Europe twice by the time he was 18.
After playing in America’s Soccer Bowl, Gary twice fought back from broken legs and had a rollercoaster experience with arguably the game’s greatest and most unpredictable manager.
Incredible stories about the methods amid the ‘madness’ of Brian Clough take you back to miraculous days beside the River Trent.
Millsy credits his wonderful family and the discipline reinforced at the City Ground for helping him also become a true East Midlands favourite with LEICESTER CITY, NOTTS COUNTY and DERBY COUNTY.
He has taken those same principles and beliefs into football management with a series clubs enjoying Wembley and promotion triumphs and discovering a new side to the beautiful game.
He writes with a refreshing combination of humour and honesty about his devotion to the game, never forgetting the people who made it possible.
YOUNG MILLSY is a feel-good story for the half-glass-full reader who believes talent and hard work make all things possible.
Sale!Signed CopyWhat do you remember about Leicester City during the nineties? “Minding My Own Football Business” by Barrie Pierpoint, Leicester City’s first Chief Executive, chronicles the Club’s journey, on and off the pitch, from the brink of relegation to the Third Division to the heady heights of the Premier League. But this isn’t just Barrie’s story – there were hundreds of people responsible for City’s remarkable success. This book features contributions from over forty people, from directors, staff, fans and journalists to corporate clients, team managers and players, including Steve Walsh, Emile Heskey, Simon Grayson, Gary Mills and Tony Cottee. Find out: • What Pontus Kamark said to Juninho during the 1997 League Cup Final • How close Leicester City were to building a new stadium at Bede Island South • Which striker Emile Heskey looked up to in his early days as a professional • Which City player waved a loaded gun at his teammates and more . . . FOREWORD BY CITY LEGEND STEVE WALSH
Arsenal Football Club has had some great goal scorers down the years, but it takes someone special to register a century at the highest level. From Cliff Bastin, Ted Drake, and Jimmy Brain, to Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp, and Thierry Henry, this volume catalogues every goal from the 19 centurions who have graced both Highbury and the Emirates Stadium to claim their well earned places in Arsenal’s 100 Club. With a foreword by Alan Smith - one of Arsenal’s centurions - this book is a must for all Gunners fans.
Signed CopyFROM watching SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY and ENGLAND in the golden year of 1966 to football in the age of Covid 19, Owls idol TERRY CURRAN shoots from the hip as he explores the good, bad and ugly sides of the 'beautiful game'. He introduces you to 'greats' GEORGE BEST, ALAN BALL and BRIAN CLOUGH who inspired his own exciting and unpredictable career and reveals his explosive but close relationship with JACK CHARLTON. From rock bottom DONCASTER ROVERS to First Division champions EVERTON, TC lit up the game with his blistering pace and appetite for the unexpected. Yet his heart was always with THE OWLS whose rise and fall he writes of as a fan as well as a never-to-be-forgotten player. A footballer, who always did things his way, TC's views on modern day football are also 'out of the box'. He explains why coaching methods have left his club and country behind the times - and calls for radical change. There's humour and slapstick from one of football's great characters who refuses to compromise the principles he learnt playing for Clough's FOREST. Warning: If you pick up this book you won't want to put it down!
Sale!Signed CopyDo you remember the great Leicester City side that became Champions in 1963? Or the time Johan Cruyff signed for Leicester City? What about the Leicester City that played non-league football in season 2003/04? No? That's because none of this happened. But it could have. This fascinating, unique book explores key moments in Leicester City's history and imagines what might have been. 'What If?' is a must buy for all Leicester City fans.