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The Man from Uruguay – Danny Bergara – A Footballing Journey

The Man from Uruguay – Danny Bergara – A Footballing Journey By Phil Brennan The official biography of an extraordinary man – Danny Bergara – the first ever ‘foreigner’ to manage an English Football club in a Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, when he led his Stockport County side out in the Autoglass Final against Stoke City on May 16th 1992. Available from Rose Martin Books...

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Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920 – Perspectives on Participation and Identity

Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920 Perspectives on Participation and Identity By Luke J Harris Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920 focuses upon the presentation and descriptions of identity that are presented through the depictions of the Olympics in the national press. This book breaks Britain down into its four nations and presents the debates that were present within their national press. Find out more information...

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Sport In Urban England

Sport In Urban England Middlesbrough, 1870-1914 By Catherine Budd This book examines the largely unexplored social and cultural history of Middlesbrough and the leisure habits and opportunities of its people. It adds to existing studies of urban Britain and provides a specific study on the relationship between leisure and urbanization and industrialization. The book furthers understanding of urban sport and urban history by demonstrating how sport can be shaped by urban growth, whether directly or indirectly, and equally, how sport can also affect the way in which a town develops. This book shows how the study of sport in...

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A History of Sports Coaching in Britain

A History of Sports Coaching in Britain Overcoming amateurism By Dr Dave Day and Dr Tegan Carpenter Update: Now available in paperback (see below). A History of Sports Coaching in Britain is the first book to attempt to examine the history of British Sports coaching, from its amateur roots in the deep nineteenth-century to the high performance, high status professional coaching cultures of today. This is a title that draws on original primary source material, including the lost coaching lives of key individuals in British coaching, to trace the development in coaching in Britain. It assesses the continuing impact...

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Four Histories about Early Dutch Football 1910-1920

Four Histories about Early Dutch Football 1910-1920 Dr Nick Piercey What is the purpose of history today, and how can sporting research help us understand the world around us? In this stimulating book, Nicholas Piercey constructs four new histories of early Dutch football, exploring urban change, club members, the media, and the diaries of Cornelis Johannes Karel van Aalst, a stadium director, to propose practical examples of how history can become an important democratic tool for the 21st century. Using early Dutch football as a field for experimental thinking about the past, the four histories offer new insights into...

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