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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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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)

Rocky Marciano: The Brockton Blockbuster By John Jarrett

Release date: 01st July, 2018
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Rocky Marciano’s raw material did not, at first glance, appear too promising. At a shade over 5’10”, he was deemed too small for a heavyweight, while his 67” reach was amongst the shortest in the professional heavyweight division. But when he got into the ring, his ‘Brockton Blockbuster’ nickname was wholly appropriate… (read review)

Game Changers How a team of underdogs & scientists discovered what it takes to win By Joao Medeiros

Release date: 30th August, 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown

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They first appeared on television a few seasons ago – a tiny, on-screen graphic detailing how far a footballer had run during a match before being substituted, but the data was originally assembled by a small team of sports scientists working for Everton in the early 1970s. They discovered that, on average, players covered a distance of 8,680 metres every game, a quarter of which was walked. (read review)

A Boy in the Water By Tom Gregory

Release date: 01st September, 2018
Publisher: Particular Books

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Tom Gregory recalls the unadulterated joy of piling into a ropey minibus with his south London pals as they headed off on swimming weekends on the south coast or in the Lake District, laughing and joking as they prepared to experience the joys of sleeping under canvas and eating cheap, stodgy food prior to embarking on prolonged cold water training… (read review)

The Beautiful Badge The Stories Behind the Football Club Badge By Martyn Routledge & Elspeth Wills

Release date: 01st September, 2018
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of reviewing sports books is the opportunity it affords to read such a variety of material and to occasionally happen upon an absolutely compelling title and wonder ‘why hasn’t this been done before?’. (read review)

How To Be A Footballer By Peter Crouch with Tom Fordyce

Release date: 13th September, 2018
Publisher: Ebury Press

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Peter Crouch’s latest ‘autobiography’, How To Be A Footballer, promises to be an enormous success, thanks to ghost writer Tom Fordyce’s ability to inject humour from the kick off and Crouch’s obvious willingness not to take himself too seriously. (read review)

The Little Big Things The Inspirational Memoir of the Year By Henry Fraser

Release date: 16th September, 2018
Publisher: Seven Dials

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To win a copy of The Little Big Things, correctly answer the following question: Which country is hosting next year’s Rugby World Cup? Email your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 2nd October 2018 (read review)

Seoul Glow The Story Behind Great Britain’s 1988 Hockey Gold By Rod Gilmour

Release date: 18th September, 2018
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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To win a copy of Seoul Glow, correctly answer the following question: In what year did GB women last win Olympic gold? Email your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 16th October 2018 (read review)



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SBOTM Current Top 10

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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Rocky Marciano: The Brockton Blockbuster By John Jarrett
Pitch Publishing
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Game Changers How a team of underdogs & scientists discovered what it takes to win By Joao Medeiros
Little, Brown
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A Boy in the Water By Tom Gregory
Particular Books
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The Beautiful Badge The Stories Behind the Football Club Badge By Martyn Routledge & Elspeth Wills
Pitch Publishing
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How To Be A Footballer By Peter Crouch with Tom Fordyce
Ebury Press
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The Little Big Things The Inspirational Memoir of the Year By Henry Fraser
Seven Dials
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Seoul Glow The Story Behind Great Britain’s 1988 Hockey Gold By Rod Gilmour
Pitch Publishing
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