Playfair Football Annual 2011 2012

Author: Glenda Rollin
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755362349
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The factual, concise and first-choice guide for the real fan. Now in its 64th year, PLAYFAIR FOOTBALL ANNUAL includes all the Champions League and Europa League details; a compact directory for English and Scottish clubs; English and Scottish league and cup match results; and stats on how English league clubs have fared over the last 25 years. A pocket-size treat - this is the ideal book to take to matches and settle arguments before, during and after!

The Tennis Book

Author: John Parsons
Publisher: Carlton Books
ISBN: 9781780978871
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by an acknowledged authority, and featuring action-packed photos throughout, this updated edition of The Tennis Book is the definitive guide to the game. It covers everything fans want to know, with essential information on all the superstars (Serena and Venus Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal) and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as the great matches, famous courts, business of the sport, scandals, and controversies.


Author: John Barrett
Publisher: Marshall Pickering
Format: PDF, Docs
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Cover the history of the Wimbledon Championships from their start in 1877 to the present day.

Court Confidential

Author: Neil Harman
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849546150
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tennis has never before been blessed with such an array of talented stars doing battle for the sport's most coveted titles. Games featuring Murray, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova are among the most thrilling matches in the history of the game - and Neil Harman has witnessed them all. He is so close to the beating heart of tennis that he has become a confidant to many of the game's stars and administrators, even at one stage mentoring Victoria Azarenka to help her handle the media pressure at the top of the women's game. In short, Neil enjoys a privileged access that is unmatched elsewhere in the sport. Here he shares tennis's most intimate secrets in a book replete with personality, excitement, drama and intrigue. Featuring frank, in-depth interviews with all the leading players, their coaching staff, their agents and managers, Harman presents the game from an insider's perspective and offers the fresh insights and strong personal views for which he is celebrated. Court Confidential recounts a defining time for modern-day tennis: from Wimbledon to the Olympic Games, from Serena Williams's battle with illness to Andy Murray's historic grand slam victory, this is a book for tennis fans everywhere.

This Is Our Time

Author: Niall Couper
ISBN: 9781901447828
Format: PDF
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The story of the nine-year journey which took AFC Wimbledon from the very depths of nonleague football back to their rightful place in the Football League Collecting more than 100 stories from the key figures involved in the club, this is a chronicle of the ups and downs, the controversies, and the final redemption as the Dons reclaimed their place in the Football League in 2011. Far more than a simple football tale, this is a story of romance and hard work, mostly by those forgotten heroes of modern sports—the fans, who, when the club they loved was torn away from them, rolled up their sleeves and refused to lie down. After the sale of Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes, an unprecedented and unwelcome scenario in English football, the club reformed under a new name and began again in the lower leagues. With no stadium, players, money, manager, backroom staff, or kit, the fans were all that remained, and the club became a democratic, supporter-run business. What happened next demonstrates that modern football is about so much more than television money and overpaid superstars. Dozens of heroes made the AFC journey possible, from the players that donned the yellow and blue and the fans who gave up their time to operate the turnstiles on matchdays to the fundraisers, stewards, elected Dons Trust Board members, program sellers, scouts, and fundraisers. With little more than their history to build on, they reclaimed their club, and this book traces exactly how it was done, through the eyes of all those that made it happen.

Evaluation of Sporting Events in the UK

Author: Echo Yu
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 365642764X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 82%, , language: English, abstract: This paper evaluates, firstly, the direct and indirect economic benefits which are brought by sporting events at the national level; secondly, government decisions with regards to the economic development of sporting events; thirdly, cultural changes in a society due to sporting events which the government advocates for.

The Shorter Wisden 2011

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408196999
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from May 2010 up to and including their latest Ashes triumph.

Holding Court

Author: Christopher Gorringe
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409062619
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Wimbledon is a paradox. While outwardly appearing the quintessential English lawn tennis club, as much a part of being British as strawberries and cream or picnics in the park, it is in fact the largest annual outside broadcast operation in the world and a multi-million pound commercial enterprise. Remarkably, an enterprise that generates its profit in just two weeks of the year. It is also something we do rather well. Which other tennis tournament in the world can describe itself as simply, "The Championships"? Chris Gorringe is the man who, for twenty-six years, made it all happen. The former chief executive, fondly referred to as "Clockwork Gorringe," has dealt with everything from the 1973 players' boycott, the McEnroe tantrums, and Middle Sunday, to the demands for equal prize money and the Olympic bid. He has witnessed some of the greatest names in the sport producing some of their most dazzling performances - from Navratilova to the Williams sisters, from Borg to Federer - while assisting with the requirements of and demands on today's high-profile professional tennis players. During his tenure, revenue increased from £58,000 in his first year, to £27m in his last. In Holding Court, he charts the unique journey of one of the country's most venerable establishments, where decisions are still made through a committee system dating back to 1868, into the modern era. For anyone who has ever been captivated by McEnroe v Borg, soaked up the atmosphere in Aorangi Park, or been intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes at SW19, Holding Court is a must-read. Wimbledon is a national institution. When play starts on the first Monday, millions of followers tune in. This book is for them.