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Sports Books titles – the best of all time?

5th October 2018

The (ab)use of the pun in the titles of sports books:  The use of puns in the titles of sports books, particularly biographies, is nothing new. 1951 gave us Plum Warner’s “Long Innings” and Jim Laker’s “Spinning Round The World”, and so a new tradition was established. Ever since these early attempts at punnery any […]

Cricket records aplenty at the Oval

13th September 2018

Two huge cricket records at the Oval smashed  by two different cricketers and best friends in the last Test match before one of them retires from international cricket…it reads like a plot of a corny cricket novel. But, as we all know, James Anderson and Alastair Cook made it happen in the latest Test match, […]

Sportspages’ New Stock catalogue

23rd August 2018

Sportspages’ New Stock catalogue is packed with rare items and sports memorabilia, detailing iconic and extraordinary sports events. We were spoilt for choice when we tried to choose a few to highlight. In the end we plumped for three extraordinary football matches. In each of them a team finished with a result football teams can […]

Football History

Football History

This category covers football history in general or with a wider sweep than that of the history of individual football clubs. One of the first mentions of football is by Thomas Elyot in his book, 'Beastly Fury', originally published in 1531. He said, 'Footballe is nothinge but beastlie furie'...before going on to write a whole book about the sport: obviously a little more to football than he first thought! There is a fantastic range of football books concentrating on the history of the sport, such as the Football Association volumes, which chronicle football laws and regulations, profiles and contributions from football commentators over the years. There are football books that focus on the history of iconic football organisations and venues, such as UEFA, Scottish Football and Wembley. It's worth burrowing around in this section - there are some great football history gems. A book, not particularly old, but which must be a great contender for 'Best/Most Obvious Title' of football book must be, 'The Ball is round.(A Global History of Football)'.

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