Andrea Pirlo: I Think Therefore I Play

Posted by Michael Cox

Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty ImagesPirlo's book is a refreshing change from the usual autobiography.

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Footballers' autobiographies are rarely interesting, especially when they involve current players. In general, they appear unable to articulate themselves lucidly, even with the assistance of a ghostwriter, or to arrive at original opinions about past events despite the benefit of first-hand experience. Continue Reading...

Premier League: A History In 10 Matches

Posted by Max Bentley

Premier League - A History In 10 Matches
GettyImagesChoosing ten matches that best represent the Premier League era is no easy task.

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The formation of the Premier League in 1992 was arguably the greatest revolution in the history of sport. Burdened with the tragic Hillsborough disaster and the subsequent Taylor Report, as well as dwindling attendances and a lack of aesthetic playing quality, English football had seemingly hit an all-time low by the late 1980s. Continue Reading...

The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman

Posted by Tom Sweetman

The Life and Times of HErbert Chapman
Other"The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman": A colourful look at a colourful manager.

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There is something rather apt about the Herbert Chapman statue that stands outside the Emirates Stadium. While Thierry Henry and Tony Adams are around the corner -- soon to be joined by Dennis Bergkamp -- celebrating a goal from Arsenal’s glorious past, Chapman is, with his arms folded behind his back, looking forward toward the club’s present and future. Continue Reading...

The Anatomy of Liverpool

Posted by Kristian Walsh

The Anatomy of Liverpool vertical
OtherIn "The Anatomy of Liverpool," Jonathan Wilson casts his analytical eye over 10 historic Liverpool matches.

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Jonathan Wilson’s new book (assisted by Scott Murray), “The Anatomy of Liverpool,” starts like so many pieces of literature about the Merseyside club: Istanbul. Continue Reading...

The Stupid Footballer is Dead

Posted by Chris Borg

The Stupid Footballer is Dead
Other"The Stupid Footballer is Dead" encourages players to maximise their talent.

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Paul McVeigh was always a decent player, and was also -- the earliest days of his career apart -- one who made sure he maximised his talent. The Northern Irish forward knew he wasn’t one of the game’s outstanding performers but, by paying close attention to every mental and physical aspect of professional sport, he could play at (or close to) his best on a regular basis. Continue Reading...

Green Street 3: Never Back Down

Posted by Max Bentley

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Bruised knuckles, foul-mouthed tirades, pint-downing cockneys and the return of West Ham's notorious hooligan firm can mean only one thing -- the latest film in the Green Street series has hit the shelves.

Green Street 3: Never Back Down
OtherGreen Street 3 bears little resemblence to its predecessors in the hooligan series.

Directed by James Nunn ("Tower Block"), "Green Street 3: Never Back Down" moves away from the traditional British street corner and back-alley bust-ups and focuses on organised fighting. Continue Reading...

Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies

Posted by Max Bentley

Roy Keane and PAtrick Vieira - Best of EnemiesOtherRoy Keane and Patrick Vieira came face to face on camera to discuss the feisty rivalry that characterised their time together in the Premier League.

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Two great leaders, two men who would give everything to win and two captains who shared a mutual hatred of each other on the pitch, Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira come face-to-face once again in a new documentary, "Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies," which is being broadcast on British channel ITV4. Continue Reading...

Killa: The Autobiography of Kevin Kilbane

Posted by Peter Sixsmith

KEvin Kilbane EvertonOtherKevin Kilbane had an admirable if unspectacular career with -- among others -- Wigan, Sunderland, Everton and Ireland.

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The publishers have spent the last few weeks telling us what books we should buy for Christmas. There is a slew of showbiz memoirs, a new Bridget Jones, complete with granny pants but minus husband, and more football related stuff than you can shake a stick at. Harry Redknapp and Sir Alex Ferguson's stories caused a bit of controversy and had lots of readers; Kevin Kilbane's will fail on the first count and probably the second as well. Continue Reading...

The Class of '92

Posted by Mark Lomas

The Class Of '92 - Giggs, Neville, BEckham, Scholes, ButtGettyImagesFergie's Fledglings -- David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers -- went from Youth Cup winners to champions of Europe in seven years.

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"I was talented but not as dedicated. If you don't practise or sacrifice, you've got no chance. Continue Reading...

Adidas Copa Mundial

Posted by Josh Vujovic, SoccerReviewsForYou.com

Adidas Copa Mundial white colourwayOther / adidasThe Copa Mundial continues to be made in Scheinfeld, close to adidas HQ in Germany.

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The average football boot has a production span of nine months to a year before a new design is introduced. So, when you consider that the Copa Mundial has been around since 1979, it's almost hard to believe that many still consider the Copa as one of the best boots available. Continue Reading...