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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: www.pitchpublishing.co.uk




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In Sunshine or in Shadow By Donald McRae

Release date: 30th May, 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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We have a copy of In Sunshine or in Shadow to give away. To win this prize, correctly answer the following question: At which weight did Barry McGuigan become world champion ? Send your answers to: comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com before 4 June 2019. Good luck! (read review)

Tiger Woods By Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian

Release date: 27th April, 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Most sporting biographies are published in paperback to ‘mop-up’ an audience who tend not to buy expensive hardback versions; for less than eight quid, Tiger Woods in paperback is a snip. (read review)

My Life In Football By Kevin Keegan

Release date: 18th April, 2019
Publisher: Macmillan

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Kevin Keegan’s story is well known. In six glorious seasons at Anfield, he won three league titles, an FA Cup, three Charity Shields, two UEFA Cups and, memorably in 1977, Liverpool’s first European Cup. In 1976, he was also voted Footballer of the Year. But it was his time at Newcastle United as manager that rekindled the passion of a footballing public starved of success for decades and upon which much of My Life In Football concentrates. (read review)

The Next Big Thing By Ryan Baldi

Release date: 10th May, 2019
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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In his captivating first book, The Next Big Thing, Ryan Baldi examines the roles played by injury, luck, poor attitude, physical development, fate and a host of other factors which prevented fifteen youngsters from reaching football’s highest echelons despite being on the books at some of the world’s biggest clubs, after (usually) representing their respective countries at various age levels. (read review)

Training Secrets of the World's Greatest Footballers: How Science is Transforming the Modern Game By James Witts

Release date: 01st July, 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury

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Witts gets into his stride when summarising football’s scientific revolution. “Today’s clubs have experts to help players run faster, recover faster and heal faster, “ he says. “Players are trained for their specific positions within a team based on analysis by sports scientists, who tell the coach how many sprints that role demands, over what distance and at what rate of acceleration. This data-led [analysis] is symptomatic of the age and is light years away from days gone by.” (read review)

Zonal Marking By Michael Cox

Release date: 10th June, 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins

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Michael Cox has followed up his excellent book, The Mixer, which examined the development of English football’s tactics over the 25-year period following the formation of the Premier League, with an equally engrossing look at European football’s tactical development over roughly the same period in his new book, Zonal Marking. His impressive analysis of European methods suggests that a variety of nations have enjoyed tactical hegemony, albeit for comparatively short periods. (read review)

The Rumble in the Jungle By Lewis Erenberg

Release date: 04th June, 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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There’s little doubt that the 1974 contest was, from a tactical perspective, one of the very best heavyweight title fights ever staged. The fight was preceded by a three-day/night music festival featuring stars such as James Brown, B.B. King and Bill Withers and an uber-hyped build-up which surpassed anything the boxing game had ever seen. It was a global event. (read review)

Mind Game The Secrets of Golf’s Winners By Michael Calvin & Thomas Bjorn

Release date: 19th May, 2019
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

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Fewer professional sports require greater levels of mental intensity than golf. While the amateur hacker alternates between frustration and occasional euphoria, those who play the game at the very highest level understand that to be successful, their mind must be absolutely focused on the task in hand. (read review)

The Judge by Robin Smith

Release date: 16th June, 2019
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

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Following England’s nerve-shredding victory over New Zealand last weekend, we should prepare for a tsunami of cricket titles likely to start hitting retailers’ bookshelves within the next few weeks (read review)

Berkmann’s Cricketing Miscellany By Marcus Berkmann

Release date: 17th July, 2019
Publisher: Little, Brown

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We have a copy of Berkmann’s Cricketing Miscellany to give away. To win this prize, correctly answer the following question: Name the football club for whom Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst appeared as teammates in the 1960s. Send your answers to: comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com before 30 July 2019. Good luck! (read review)



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SBOTM Current Top 10

In Sunshine or in Shadow By Donald McRae
Simon & Schuster
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Tiger Woods By Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian
Simon & Schuster
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My Life In Football By Kevin Keegan
Macmillan
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The Next Big Thing By Ryan Baldi
Pitch Publishing
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Training Secrets of the World's Greatest Footballers: How Science is Transforming the Modern Game By James Witts
Bloomsbury
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Zonal Marking By Michael Cox
Harper Collins
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The Rumble in the Jungle By Lewis Erenberg
University of Chicago Press
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Mind Game The Secrets of Golf’s Winners By Michael Calvin & Thomas Bjorn
Yellow Jersey Press
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The Judge by Robin Smith
Yellow Jersey Press
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Berkmann’s Cricketing Miscellany By Marcus Berkmann
Little, Brown
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