• A Thousand Times On The Same Road

    A Thousand Times On The Same Road is a story of one thousand trips around the world. Every journey, having a story to tell about it, all from the eyes of a journalist. This is the story of passion for a thankless job, near-death experiences, sex escapades, adventure, intrigues, corruption, fun, games, thrills, violence and romance.
    It is a book about the dark side of Nigerian football: what you do not see on your television screens, the story of the adventures while travelling down the bumpy roads of Nigeria’s highways, and the dangerous paths at night that lead to terror enclaves

  • Leading: Lessons in leadership from the legendary Manchester United manager (Paperback)

    What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time?

    Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world.

    In this inspirational and straight-talking book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career.

  • ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography: The autobiography of the legendary Manchester United manager (Paperback)

    Sir Alex Ferguson’s compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

    Sir Alex Ferguson’s best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.

  • The Best: How Elite Athletes Are Made (Paperback)

    THE SECRETS OF SUPERHUMAN PERFORMANCE

    Never have the best sportspeople seemed so far removed from the rest of us, their prowess so unfathomable. So how are these extraordinary athletes made?

    THE BEST reveals how the most incredible sportspeople in the world get to the top and stay there. It is a unique look at the path to sporting greatness; a story of origins, serendipity, practice, genetics and the psychology of excellence, as well as of sports science and cutting edge technology.

    Packed with gripping personal stories and exclusive interviews with top athletes including Siya Kolisi, Marcus Rashford, Pete Sampras, Steph Curry, Jamie Carragher, Ian Poulter, Helen Glover, Ada Hegerberg, Elena Delle Donne, Joey Votto and Mike Hussey, it explains how the best athletes develop the extraordinary skills that allow them to perform remarkable feats under extreme pressure.

  • Training Secrets of the World’s Greatest Footballers: How Science is Transforming the Modern Game Paperback

    ‘Incredibly well-researched and loaded with modern-day, high-tech football insights’ – Tony Strudwick, Head of Performance, Wales national football team

    Professional football is more demanding than ever. Top internationals reach speeds of 36km/hr, run 12km each match and play up to 60 games each season. Sports scientists are now key figures at every top club, applying cutting-edge techniques to boost fitness, accelerate recovery and forge lean, mean, winning machines.

    This illuminating book uncovers the training and fuelling secrets of today’s greatest footballers, drawing on access to the world’s best clubs, including Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and many more. Why does Cristiano Ronaldo have his own cryotherapy chamber? Why does Paul Pogba wear custom-made compression socks? Why does Sergio Agüero altitude-train when returning from injury? From virtual-reality units to the omnipresence of GPS vests, taking in brain-training, innovative gear and performance nutrition along the way, you’ll discover what it takes to reach the top of the game – and how to apply this knowledge to your own training.

  • The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders

    From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What’s the best way to build long-term success? How can you lead calmly under pressure? The issues are the same whether you’re managing a Premier League football team or a FTSE 100 company.

    Here, for the first time, some 30 of the biggest names in football management reveal just what it takes. With their every act, remark, and success or failure under constant scrutiny from the media and the fans, these managers need to be the most adroit of leaders. In The Manager they explain their methods, offer lessons they’ve learned along the way, and describe the decisions they make and the leadership they provide.

  • The Mamba Mentality: How I Play Hardcover

    The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game–a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar. In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever. In his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career. Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016–and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer. The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.

  • How to Make it Happen: Turning Failure into Success

    Success is not final and failure is not fatal.

    Maria Hatzistefanis should know. Having spent 20 years building her own company (described by the press as ‘an overnight success’), she acknowledges how hard it is to keep going and find your motivation, especially in the face of self-doubt, rejection and unexpected setbacks.

  • Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold and the Ultimate Limits of Adventure

    Alex Honnold is one of the world’s best ‘free solo’ climbers, he scales impossible rock faces without ropes, pitons or any support of any kind. Exhilarating, brilliant and dangerous, there is a purity to Alex’s climbs that is easy to comprehend, but also impossible to fathom; in the last forty years, only a handful of climbers have pushed themselves as far, ‘free soloing’ to the absolute limit of human capabilities.

     

  • The Moves that Matter: A Chess Grandmaster on the Game of Life

    Refined and perfected throughout human history, chess has long been a touchstone for shrewd tacticians and master strategists. But enfolded within this ancient game can be found a singularly resonant metaphor for the challenges, thrills and setbacks that fill our lives with meaning and complexity.

    Jonathan Rowson’s competitive success as a Grandmaster and his work as a philosopher of public policy have given him a unique perspective on why the great game is more important than ever for understanding the conflicts and uncertainties of the modern world. In sixty-four witty and addictive vignettes, Rowson takes us on a tour of life where everything is at play – an exhilarating journey from the aesthetics of cyborgs to the psychology of gang violence, the joys of parenting to the ultimate endgame of death. Chess emerges as a rich and endlessly evocative way of thinking about the desires that shape the world around us.

     

  • Sleep Recovery: The five step yoga solution to restore your rest

    If you’re suffering from insomnia or interrupted sleep, or waking up feeling un-refreshed, you’re not alone. This compassionate and practical guide to recovering your sleep helps you to repair the physical, mental, emotional and energetic habits that may be sabotaging your sleep. You’ll find your personal sleep type, put in place healthier habits and re-learn how to rest deeply and easily. You’ll find your best pathway to sleep recovery, with results you can see immediately, and that build over time.

     

  • The Runner’s Expert Guide to Stretching: Prevent Injury, Build Strength and Enhance Performance

    Stretching is an incredibly important aspect of running and yet it is frequently overlooked or poorly executed. This book details and explains all the stretches that can ease pain, build strength and enhance running performance.

    Written by the globally respected physiotherapist, Paul Hobrough, who works with Olympic and World Champion athletes, The Runner’s Expert Guide to Stretching will help runners to understand their bodies, identify weaknesses and develop a natural defence against injury.

  • ROAD MAP TO A SUCCESSFUL FOOTBALL CAREER: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

    The is an ideal roadmap for prospects that are serious about football, this book is a great way for children as young as seven, teenagers, and parents to get introduced to the sport and culture surrounding it. I’ve watched thousands of individuals start training as children and go on to play for clubs, colleges, and professional teams all across the world. In my experience, there are very predictable and consistent ways that motivated players can succeed, and I want to share those ways with you. In this book you’ll find: •How to find college and university scholarships •Best methods for acing a university-level team tryout •How to find talent scouts •Guide to playing overseas at the youth and adult levels •How to directly contact major football clubs •Guidelines for successful training regimens at any level •The qualities of a good agent The path to a life of professional soccer can be exciting, but it also comes with its pitfalls.

  • The Age of Football

    Football is the beautiful game. It has become the dominant sport on the planet; watched, played, talked about, and obsessed over by billions. From the grass roots of Africa and India, to the corruption of FIFA, the rise of China to the cauldron of Russia 2018, football is the common denominator that reaches across all social, political, and economic spheres. To understand the 21st century, its essence but also its future, we need to understand what football and its place in our lives means. Football is the beautiful game. It has become the dominant sport on the planet; watched, played, talked about, and obsessed over by billions. From the grass roots of Africa and India, to the corruption of FIFA, the rise of China to the cauldron of Russia 2018, football is the common denominator that reaches across all social, political, and economic spheres. To understand the 21st century, its essence but also its future, we need to understand what football and its place in our lives means.

    The Age of Football

    6,500.00

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