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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: www.pitchpublishing.co.uk




Current top 10 sports books

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Fifty Cup Finals My Life in Football By Nick Collins

Release date: 16th May, 2018
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Thankfully, this is not a book comprising a rather subjective list of the 50 best finals that Nick Collins has witnessed over the past 40 years. Instead, it’s a pacey, well-informed, behind-the-scenes journey which every budding sports reporter should read. (read review)

Anquetil Alone: The Legend of the Controversial Tour de France Champion By Paul Fournel

Release date: 19th May, 2018
Publisher: Pursuit Books

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According to author Paul Fournel, “no man was ever better suited than [Anquetil] to ride a bike” and in this eclectic collection of poetic vignettes, stories and short anecdotes, there is a deep sense of oneness between man and machine; competing on it was part of Anquetil’s soul. If you’re off to the Vendée, take and read this book – it’ll put you in the mood for the start of the Tour on 7th July. (read review)

The Mad and the Bad Boxing Tales of Murder, Madness and Mayhem By Thomas Myler

Release date: 09th June, 2018
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Dublin-based boxing historian and author Thomas Myler proved in his last book, Boxing’s Hall of Shame, that he knows his way around the fight game and in The Mad and the Bad, he presents a dozen bite-sized portraits of boxing’s toughest characters that successfully whet the appetite and leave the reader wanting more. (read review)

When Footballers Were Skint A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football By Jon Henderson

Release date: 01st June, 2018
Publisher: Biteback Publishing

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We’re running our famous competitions to win one of all three featured books and you have until 17 July to enter: To win a copy of When Footballers Were Skint, answer the following question: For which club did Johnny Haynes play when he became the first £100-a-week footballer? Email your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 17 July 2018 (read review)

No Helmets Required The remarkable story of the American All Stars By Gavin Willacy

Release date: 10th June, 2018
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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We’re running our famous competitions to win one of all three featured books and you have until 17 July to enter: To win a copy of No Helmets Required, answer the following question: Which country won the most recent Rugby League World Cup? Email your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 17 July 2018 (read review)

Have a Good Week – Till Next Week By John Lister

Release date: 06th July, 2018
Publisher: Independently published

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Browsing the contents of Have a Good Week – Till Next Week immediately conjures happy, monochrome memories of a time when Kent Walton’s dulcet tones dominated Saturday afternoon. (read review)

The Jersey: The Secrets Behind the World’s Most Successful Team By Peter Bills

Release date: 11th August, 2018
Publisher: Macmillan

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To win a copy of The Jersey, answer the following question: What is the name of the traditional Maori challenge thrown down by the All Blacks before the start of a Test match? Email your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 21st August 2018 (read review)

England: The Biography The Story of English Cricket 1877-2018 By Simon Wilde

Release date: 25th July, 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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The world’s first organised team sport has attracted thousands of authors to its ample bosom, each unearthing a niche about which to write: be it the game’s nuances, rules, strategies, politics or controversies. Wilde successfully covers many similar strands, supplementing them with a mountain of statistics… (read review)

Connie The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine By Harry Pearson

Release date: 03rd June, 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown

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At first glance, Connie’s Test record appears ordinary: he took 58 wickets at an average of 30.1 and posted a batting average below 20, but cricket provided him with an unlikely platform, enabling him to tackle some of the racial barriers hindering black people during mid-twentieth century Britain. Connie would go on to receive a knighthood and take his seat in the House of Lords as the first black peer. (read review)

Nice Jumper By Tom Cox

Release date: 01st July, 2018
Publisher: Black Swan

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As a prepubescent teenager, Tom Cox initially dreamt of becoming a rock star or possibly even the new Willy Wonka, but from the summer of 1988, when he was 13, to the summer of 1993, he played golf virtually every day to the point where the sport dominated his life. “I didn’t just play golf,” he writes, “I dreamed, walked and talked it.” (read review)



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SBOTM Current Top 10

Fifty Cup Finals My Life in Football By Nick Collins
Pitch Publishing
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Anquetil Alone: The Legend of the Controversial Tour de France Champion By Paul Fournel
Pursuit Books
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The Mad and the Bad Boxing Tales of Murder, Madness and Mayhem By Thomas Myler
Pitch Publishing
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When Footballers Were Skint A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football By Jon Henderson
Biteback Publishing
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No Helmets Required The remarkable story of the American All Stars By Gavin Willacy
Pitch Publishing
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Have a Good Week – Till Next Week By John Lister
Independently published
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The Jersey: The Secrets Behind the World’s Most Successful Team By Peter Bills
Macmillan
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England: The Biography The Story of English Cricket 1877-2018 By Simon Wilde
Simon & Schuster
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Connie The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine By Harry Pearson
Little, Brown
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Nice Jumper By Tom Cox
Black Swan
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