Sport & Leisure Football Collection

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  • How Football Began

    A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born

    By Tony Collins

    This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and un-organised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book compares the development of each of the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16 
    Routledge

  • Data Analytics in Football

    Positional Data Collection, Modelling and Analysis

    By Daniel Memmert, Dominik Raabe

    Data Analytics in Football provides students, researchers and coaches with a firm grounding in the principles of modern performance analysis. It offers an insight into the use of positional data, exploring how it can be collected, modelled, analysed and interpreted. Introducing cutting-edge methods…

    Paperback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge

  • Football, Corruption and Lies

    Revisiting 'Badfellas', the book FIFA tried to ban

    By John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Studying Football

    Edited by Ellis Cashmore, Kevin Dixon

    Football is the most widely played, watched and studied sport in the world. It’s hard to develop a full understanding of the significance of sport in global society without understanding the significance of football. Studying Football is the first book designed specifically to guide and support the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-17
    Routledge

  • Strength Training for Soccer

    By Bram Swinnen

    Strength and power are key elements of soccer performance. A stronger player can sprint faster, jump higher, change direction more quickly and kick the ball harder. Strength Training for Soccer introduces the science of strength training for soccer. Working from a sound evidence-base, it explains…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01
    Routledge

  • Youth Development in Football

    Lessons from the world’s best academies

    By Mark Nesti, Chris Sulley

    The identification and development of talented young players has become a central concern of football clubs at all levels of the professional game, as well as for national and international governing bodies. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey and assessment of youth development…

    Paperback – 2014-11-13
    Routledge

  • FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

    The Men, the Myths and the Money

    By Alan Tomlinson

    Founded in 1904 by representatives of the sporting organisations of six European nations then expanding into the Americas, Asia and Africa FIFA has developed to become one of the most high profile and lucrative businesses in the global consumer and cultural industry.  Recent years however have…

    Paperback – 2014-03-31
    Routledge

  • Science and Soccer

    Developing Elite Performers

    Edited by Mark A. Williams

    Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Science and Soccer is still the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to the physiology, biomechanics and psychology behind the world's most popular sport. Offering important guidance on how science translates into practice, the book…

    Paperback – 2012-11-30
    Routledge

  • Psychology in Football

    Working with Elite and Professional Players

    By Mark Nesti

    How can the skills of the sport psychologist be put to best use within a football club? How can a sport psychologist help elite footballers perform at their maximum level? In this groundbreaking guide to the role of the sport psychologist within elite and professional football, leading sport…

    Paperback – 2010-06-09
    Routledge

  • Managing Football

    Edited by Simon Chadwick, Sean Hamil

    Managing Football is the first book to directly respond to the rapid managerial, commercial and global development of the sport and offers a thorough analysis of how the football industry can meet the challenges that flow from these developments. Expertly edited by two well known specialists in…

    Paperback – 2009-09-04
    Routledge

  • British Asians and Football

    Culture, Identity, Exclusion

    By Daniel Burdsey

    In spite of a great passion in the game and significant involvement at amateur level, British Asians are under-represented in professional football. This book asks how and why this situation has developed, using extensive interviews with British Asian football players to offer an insider’s…

    Paperback – 2008-01-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Child Welfare in Football

    An Exploration of Children's Welfare in the Modern Game

    By Celia Brackenridge, Andy Pitchford, Kate Russell, Gareth Nutt

    Sport and those who run it have an important duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of young participants. This text presents the findings of a unique research project into the experiences of a wide range of stakeholders in contemporary youth soccer, exploring crucial issues of child protection,…

    Paperback – 2006-11-29
    Routledge

  • The Science of Training – Soccer

    A Scientific Approach to Developing Strength, Speed and Endurance

    By Thomas Reilly

    Physical training is a key part of preparing to play soccer (football) at any level, but organising a genuinely effective training programme requires both an understanding the physiological principles involved and a practical knowledge of the demands of the game. This book provides clear…

    Paperback – 2006-10-30
    Routledge

  • The Work of Professional Football

    A Labour of Love?

    By Martin Roderick

    A long-term study providing rare insights into the precarious career and ordinary working culture of professional footballers. Away from the celebrity-obsessed media gaze, the work of a professional footballer is rarely glamorous and for most players a career in football is insecure…

    Paperback – 2006-05-18
    Routledge

  • The Football Manager

    A History

    By Neil Carter

    This clear and accessible book is the first in-depth history of the role of the football manager in British football, tracing a path from Victorian-era amateurism to the highly paid motivational specialists and media personalities of the twenty-first century. Using original source materials, the…

    Paperback – 2006-02-01
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • German Football

    History, Culture, Society

    Edited by Alan Tomlinson, Christopher Young

    This topical book provides unprecedented analysis of football's place in post-war and post-reunification Germany. The expert team of German and British contributors offers wide-ranging perspectives on the significance of football in German sporting and cultural life,…

    Paperback – 2005-12-22
    Routledge

  • Football: The First Hundred Years

    The Untold Story

    By Adrian Harvey

    The story of the creation of Britain's national game has often been told. According to the accepted wisdom, the refined football games created by English public schools in the 1860s subsequently became the sports of the masses. Football, The First Hundred Years, provides a revisionist history of…

    Paperback – 2005-08-03
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup

    Edited by John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter

    The football World Cup is unquestionably the biggest sporting event in the world. This fascinating collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup Finals, held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance. The book…

    Paperback – 2002-04-25
    Routledge

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