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Featured Publisher: Pitch Publishing
The incomparable range of sports books produced by Pitch Publishing over the past few years has ensured theyÕve secured a place as one of the UKÕs leading publishers of sporting material.

From the unashamedly nostalgic Got, Not Got and the thought-provoking If Only: An Alternative History of the Beautiful Game, to Andrew MurtaghÕs superbly-written Gentleman and a Player, Pitch Publishing are always likely to come up with something different. Take a look at their current range:

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The very latest review of our most popular sports book appears here. Read and save money! This month:

To Hell and Back: An Autobiography By Nikki Lauda & Kevin Eason

Release date: 01st March, 2020
Publisher: Corgi

List Price: £18.99
Our Price: £12.05
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As we mentioned back in March 2020, the unprecedented suspension of daily life extended to the publishing industry, which meant there were very few decent sports books available to preview. Instead, for the past three months, we’ve treated readers of various newspapers to a trio of classic sports book reviews every week. Each review can be read in full here: Elsewhere on the site, you’ll discover more than 850 reviews from which to choose (the UK’s largest sports book review archive), so there really is something for everyone. Now (mid-June 2020), as it appears that lockdown may be coming to an end (stop that cheering at the back), we’re bringing an element of normality back to the site. We reviewed the Niki Lauder book above in March, so we’ll start again from here as soon as publishers start sending us books to review again. (read review)

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Football Book Reviews

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The Boss: Jurgen Klopp & the new Anfield Bootroom By Harry Harris

Release date: 25th January, 2020
Publisher: Empire Publishing

List Price: £12.95
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We first reviewed The Boss back in January 2020, but as Liverpool appear on the cusp of their first league title in 30 years – incredible for Britain’s most successful football club – we thought it appropriate to have Jurgen’s men feature somewhere on our home page… (read review)


This month's competition book:

A Race with Love and Death By Richard Williams

Release date: 18th March, 2020
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

List Price: £19.99
Our Price: £15.77
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This was the last sporting tome we reviewed prior to lockdown. Although you can no longer win it in our competition, it’s a recommended read. (read review)

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Sports book of the Year

You’ve probably heard about the title that won this award, but how about the other five nominees? They’re all a good read and they’re all here. Every single book is available at less than the publisher’s list price.

All time greats

It may seem as though sports books are a new phenomenon or limited solely to autobiographies, but this is not the case. There have been a number of classic sports titles over the years, a selection of which we have chosen here.

The top 10

This list is regularly updated, designed to save you time and money visiting the High Street to try and find which sports books are currently in the top 10. A mug’s game – read about them here and save up to 50% on the cover price!

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SBOTM Current Top 10

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The Boss: Jurgen Klopp & the new Anfield Bootroom By Harry Harris
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To Hell and Back: An Autobiography By Nikki Lauda & Kevin Eason
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A Race with Love and Death By Richard Williams
Simon & Schuster
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