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  • The number one annual for football fans everywhere!

    From the makers of the UK’s best football magazine!

    MATCH is the UK’s bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere.

    Inside the Match Annual 2020, you can build your Ultimate Player, check out the wonderkids who’ll rip up 2020 and find out everything you need to know about Messi, Ronaldo, Kane, Salah, Mbappe, Lewandowski, Cavani, Icardi and Sessegnon!

    Plus, it’s packed with football world records, legendary Prem No.10s, epic fashion fails, brain-busting quizzes, FIFA’s best team ever, bonkers pics, footy stars emojis, cool cartoons and loads more!

    Don’t miss it!

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  • The year was 1983 and Team India was in its first-ever World Cup final. They were the minnows of the cricketing world – so much so that the bookmakers were offering 66:1 against India winning the title.

    Yet, despite the odds stacked against them, Kapil Dev’s inspirational captaincy took a bunch of no-hopers to World Cup glory. As Dev held the trophy in his hands on 25 June that year, India ushered in an era during which cricket would go on to dominate all sporting activity in the country and the men who played the winning innings would be venerated as demigods.

    Based on first-hand accounts of the days leading up to that historic win, Miracle Men brings alive some of the most glorious moments in Indian cricket. From dressing-room disagreements to selectorial intrigues to on-field strategies, this riveting account is as entertaining and full of unexpected turns as the best game of cricket.

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  • Whispers, and then some progressively loud murmurs! Match fixing and illegal betting had begun to pervade the cricketing world. In 2000, when the much respected South African skipper, Hansie Cronje, was found guilty of match fixing soon after a trail of stars fell after the another. Prominent cricketers from India, South Africa, Kenya, England, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Pakistan, came out as fixers over the next decade.

    Life bans were handed out like sixes on no balls!

    The scandal really hit home in 2013, when spot-fixing allegations in the Indian Premier League resulted in the ouster of Indian and Rajasthan Royals bowler Sreesanth, along with two other players. This incident threw open the murky underworld connection – quite literally – in Indian cricket.

    For the first time, journalist Chandramohan Puppala traces cricket’s biggest corruption back to the kingpin Dawood Ibrahim himself. Based on transcripts of police-recorded conversations and unpublished information about the players at the key of the storm, including some of India’s biggest names, No Ball is a revealing account of the rot at the heart of Indian cricket.

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  • GOALS OF GLORY: The Amazing Story of Aizawl Football Club and its Coach

    An inspirational story of the triumph of Aizawl Football Club from being relegated to becoming champions of the I-League in 2017.
    Goals of Glory relives this most romantic story out of Indian football, from the club’s roots to its triumph on a mad night in Shillong’ – Sharda Ugra

    In 2016, Aizawl Football Club was relegated to the second division of I-League and the coach of Mumbai Football Club, Khalid Jamil, was sacked. They joined forces and became champions of the league in 2017! This is one of the most fascinating turnaround stories in Indian sports. How did the underdogs achieve such an amazing feat?

    In Goals of Glory, Neel Sinha tells us not just about this wonderful victory but also traces the evolution of the ‘beautiful game’ and its support base in Mizoram in the past four decades. The book explores the interesting coincidences which brought together the winning combination and leaves us with an inspiring story of determination, passion and grit which conquered all odds.

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  • Hundreds of football jokes from the creators of Match! the UK’s best football magazine.

    Match! Football Joke Book is filled with loads of hilarious, silly jokes about football that will keep you laughing for days!

    Why did the chicken run on to the pitch? Because the referee blew for a foul.

    When is a footballer like a baby? When he dribbles.

    With funny illustrations, young footie fanatics will be laughing through those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals – this football shaped book is the perfect gift for any footy fan!

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  • The 125 greatest chess games of all time, selected, analysed, re-evaluated and explained by a team of British experts and illustrated with over 1,000 chess diagrams. Join the authors in studying these games, the cream of two centuries of international chess, and develop your own chess-playing skills – whatever your current standard. Instructive points at the end of each game highlight the lessons to be learned.

    First published in 1998, a second edition of The Mammoth Book of the World’s Greatest Chess Games in 2004 included an additional 12 games. This edition includes a further 13 games as well as some significant revisions to the analysis and information regarding other games in earlier editions of the book, facilitated by the use of a variety of chess software.

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  • Mike Brearley was arguably one of England’s finest cricket captains; not just for his outstanding record leading his country but also for the way he orchestrated, during the 1981 Ashes series, one of the most extraordinary reversals in sporting history.

    In this collection of sparkling essays, Brearley reflects on the game he has come to know so well. He ranges from the personal – the influence of his Yorkshire father and the idols of his youth – to controversial aspects of the professional game, including cheating, corruption, and innovation, the latter often being on a borderline between genius and rebellion.

    Brearley also evaluates his heroes (amongst them Viv Richards, Bishan Bedi and Dennis Lillee), the game changers, the outstanding wicketkeepers, the ‘Indian-ness’ of four generations of Indian batsmen and the important commentators (including Harold Pinter, John Arlott and Ian Chappell). The Ashes, the most sustained love-hate relationship in the history of sport and key to Brearley’s test-playing career, are raked over. Central to the book is an important section on race and cricket, and the legacy of C. L. R. James.

    Insightful and humorous, On Cricket is an intelligent exposition of the game’s idiosyncratic culture and its enduring appeal.

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  • This unique insider account of the private man and public manager begins at Old Trafford in 2004, when Mourinho put himself on the football map as his Porto team knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League. Since then, author Robert Beasley has enjoyed unparalleled access to and unrivalled experiences with Mourinho, both on a professional basis and on a personal level.

    Touring alongside Mourinho from his first tenure at Chelsea, Beasley forged a friendship with the manager that has lasted to this day. He reveals how close José came to becoming England’s manager, and how hard Tottenham pushed in their attempts to secure him. He discloses the shocking depths of Mourinho’s dislike of Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger, and how his relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich really played out behind the scenes. Then there are all the intriguing stories behind the players he bought, and the ones he desperately wanted but couldn’t get.

    Written by the one man allowed inside José Mourinho’s inner sanctum, this is the fascinating story of Mourinho, the man behind the headlines, and life at some of the world’s biggest

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  • When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill’s ‘dirty tricksters’, a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters – starving, aging, outnumbered -tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

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  • An all-encompassing, chronological guide to football’s World Cup, one of the world’s few truly international events, in good time for the June 2014 kick-off in Rio de Janeiro. From its beginnings in 1930 to the modern all-singing, all-dancing self-styled ‘greatest show on Earth’, every tournament is covered with features on major stars and great games, as well as stories about some less celebrated names and quirky stats and intriguing essays.

    Holt’s focus is very much on what takes place on the field, rather than how football is a mirror for economic corruption, or how a nation’s style of play represents a profound statement about its people, or how a passion for football can lift underpaid, socially marginalised people out of poverty.

    From the best World Cups, in 1958 and 1970, to the worst, in 1962 and 2010, he looks behind the facts and the technical observations to the stories: the mysterious sins of omission; critical injuries to key players; and coaching U-turns.

    He explains how England’s World Cup achievements under Sven-Göran Eriksson, far from being a national disgrace, were actually quite impressive, and looks at why Alf Ramsey didn’t take Bobby Charlton off in 1970, but this is no parochial, jingoistic account.

    The book also asks why Brazil did not contribute in 1966, despite having won the previous two tournaments and going on to win the next one? Why the greatest players of their day did not always shine at the World Cup – George Best and Alfredo Di Stefano, for example, never even made it to the Finals. Why did Johann Cruyff not go to the 1978 World Cup? And why did one of Germany’s greatest players never play in the World Cup?

    There are lots of tables, some filled with obvious, but necessary information, but others with more quirky observations. Alongside accounts of epic games, there are also brief biographies of all the great heroes of the World Cup.

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  • What to Say and When to Shut Up is a useful and interactive book on persuasive communication for corporates, students, entrepreneurs, and anybody who is looking to make a lasting impression on their audience. Through a practical AEIOU
    Xtra E framework and examples from inspiring leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai, Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King, J.K. Rowling, among others, this book will help you become a persuasive communicator.

    Rakesh Godhwani’s invaluable advice includes ways to:
    • Motivate audiences to action
    • Nail the interview for your dream job
    • Make impressive business presentations
    • Pitch to investors to raise money
    • Sell a product to a client
    • Negotiate a win-win
    • Network professionally and socially
    • Resolve conflicts

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  • Our phones, computers and tablets are getting more powerful-but how many of us know the ways to get the most out of them? Bestselling author Ankit Fadia shows you how.

    · Send an email in the future
    · Fake an incoming call on your mobile phone
    · Catch a cheating partner red-handed!
    · Remember where you parked your car
    · Block inappropriate websites from your kids
    · Automate tasks on your mobile phone
    · Hide files inside photographs!

    Faster: 100 Ways to Improve Your Digital Life contains all the tips and tricks for you to stretch the limits of emails, computers, social networks, video sites and everything else digital. With easy-to-use examples and loads of screenshots, this edition, updated with all the latest information and apps, is the perfect digital companion for you.

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  • Four hundred years after science overthrew faith, science is itself proving to be a false god, leaving in its wake a disillusioned and despondent mankind.
    In Code Name God, Mani Bhaumik, renowned physicist and one of the pioneers of the LASIK eye surgery technology, draws on the field of quantum physics and cosmology to answer the fundamental questions about faith. He demonstrates how both spirituality and science are essential for human beings and how one can strike a perfect balance between the two. The author, who as a youngster lived in Mahatma Gandhi’s camp, details his incredible rags-to-riches journey and his equally remarkable search for meaning in life, which make for a motivational saga.

    Insightful and enriching, Code Name God provides a simple and easy-to-understand scientific approach to faith and the realization of god

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  • To be a better spiritual being and to better even that with every step is the goal of every soul so it can then ultimately merge into The One . . .
    Rudra is exactly where he wants to be-with his kind, loving BABA, talking about life and the laws of the spiritual realm. He is taken to various villages to see for himself what the right way to live and pray is.
    As he serves his BABA and asks Him questions, much is revealed to him: ‘When you pray with such intensity that The One shall listen to your prayer, then your purity, intensity, devotion and yearning will get wings to reach The One’
    BABA also talks about how we should be in life, how our relationships should be, how jealousy and anger are detrimental to the development of good karma and how conducting oneself without cribbing and complaining takes on to the higher plane.
    In The Fakir once again Rudra is the student and BABA the teacher as well at the MASTER.

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  • Good to Go is the first decisive exploration of recovery science and the crucial role it plays in optimizing training performance, debunking myths and falsehoods along the way.

    The NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING account of the new frontier of sports recovery science, which shows what we should and shouldn’t be doing between exercising to achieve maximum performance.

    ‘Christie Aschwanden is simply one of the best science writers in the world. Whether you’re striving for a personal best or simply wondering about that post-workout beer, Good to Go is the definitive tour through a bewildering jungle of scientific (and pseudo-scientific) claims that comprise a multi-billion dollar recovery industry.’ – David Epstein, bestselling author of The Sports Gene.

    All athletes from Olympians to weekend warriors must toe the line between training and recovery to maximize the benefits of workouts and reach optimal performance. For the longest time, coaches and training manuals have emphasized training. But now sports science is homing in on an even more fundamental part: recovery.

    The aim of training is to force the body to adapt to stress, and this adaptation is what makes you fitter and better able to perform. But to adapt, you need to optimize recovery too. You only benefit from training that you can recover from, and the ability to recover determines how much training your body can handle. Recovery, the science shows, is a crucial component of exercise training and it’s starting to look like it may be the most important one.

    Good to Go is the first definitive account of this new frontier in sports and exercise science. This developing science informs not only professional athletes and sports teams, but also people who are exercising for health or fitness and those who are aiming to take a little off their personal record.

    Good to Go will take readers on an intimate, light-hearted journey through the science of exercise recovery, from ice-baths and cryogenic freezing chambers to the science behind Usain Bolt’s love of chicken nuggets and Tom Brady’s recovery pyjamas. In the same vein as David Epstein’s The Sports Gene and Bill Gifford’s Spring Chicken, Good to Go assesses the science and claims of a wide variety of recovery methods and potions, and debunks the junk to give a clear picture of what we should actually be doing to look after our bodies better between exercising.

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  • The number one annual for football fans everywhere!

    From the makers of the UK’s best football magazine!
    Year in, year out, MATCH remains the bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere.
    Inside the annual, you can build your Ultimate Player, check out the wonderkids who’ll rip up 2019 and find out everything you need to know about Messi, Pogba, Rashford, Aubameyang, Aguero, Di Maria and Higuain.
    Plus, it’s packed with stars’ cars, Prem club legends, brain-busting quizzes, FIFA through the ages, mad pics, footy stars emojis, crazy cartoons and loads more!
    Don’t miss it!

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  • The story of FIFA’s fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted streets of Doha, Qatar. In Red Card, investigative journalist Ken Bensinger takes a journey to FIFA’s dark heart. He introduces the flamboyant villains of the piece – the FIFA kingpins who flaunted their wealth in private jets and New York’s grandest skyscrapers – and the dogged team of American FBI and IRS agents, headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who finally brought them to book. Providing fresh insights on a scandal which has gripped the world, he shows how greed and arrogance brought down the most powerful institution in sporting history.

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  • The long-awaited follow-up to the seminal The Ball is Round, which continues with the global story of football in the twenty-first century.

    The epic exploration of society, politics, and economics in the twenty-first century through the prism of football, by the critically acclaimed author of The Ball is Round.

    ‘David Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been’
    Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

    In the twenty-first century football is first. First among sports themselves, but it now commands the allegiance, interest and engagement of more people in more places than any other phenomenon. In the three most populous nations on the earth – China, India and the United States where just twenty years ago football existed on the periphery of society – it has now arrived for good. Nations, peoples and neighbourhoods across the globe imagine and invent themselves through playing and following the game.

    In The Age of Football, David Goldblatt charts football’s global cultural ascent, its economic transformation and deep politicisation, taking in prison football in Uganda and amputee football in Angola, the role of football fans in the Arab Spring, the footballing presidencies of Bolivia’s Evo Morales and Turkey’s Recep Erdogan, China’s declared intention to both host and win the World Cup by 2050, as well as the FIFA corruption scandal.

    Following the intersection of the game with money, power and identity, like no previous sports writer or historian, Goldblatt’s sweeping story is remarkable in its scope, breathtaking in its depth of knowledge, and is a brilliantly original perspective of the twenty-first century. It is the account of how football has come to define every facet of our social, economic and cultural lives and at what cost, shaping who we think we are and who we want to be.

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  • In 1498, when Vasco da Gama set foot in Kerala looking for Christians and spices, he unleashed a wave of political fury that would topple local powers like a house of cards. The cosmopolitan fabric of a vibrant trading society – with its Jewish and Arab merchants, Chinese pirate heroes and masterful Hindu Zamorins – was ripped apart, heralding an age of violence and bloodshed. One prince, however, emerged triumphant from this descent into chaos. Shrewdly marrying Western arms to Eastern strategy, Martanda Varma consecrated the dominion of Travancore, destined to become one of the most dutiful pillars of the British Raj. What followed was two centuries of internecine conflict in one of India’s premier princely states, culminating in a dynastic feud between two sisters battling to steer the fortunes of their house on the eve of Independence. Manu S. Pillai’s retelling of this sprawling saga focuses on the remarkable life and work of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, the last – and forgotten – queen of the House of Travancore. The supporting cast includes the flamboyant painter Raja Ravi Varma and his wrathful wife, scheming matriarchs of ‘violent, profligate and sordid’ character, wife-swapping court favourites, vigilant English agents, quarrelling consorts and lustful kings. Extensively researched and vividly rendered, The Ivory Throne conjures up a dramatic world of political intrigues and factions, black magic and conspiracies, crafty ceremonies and splendorous temple treasures, all harnessed in a tragic contest for power and authority in the age of empire.

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