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Peter Lorimer: Leeds and Scotland Hero
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Peter Lorimer: Leeds and Scotland Hero

By Lorimer, Peter

UK: Mainstream Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 23.6 x 15.8 x 2.6 cm. h/b 191 pages, condition is very good. They call him "Lash", after the velocity at which he was officially recorded as the hottest shot in football. Peter Lorimer's blistering 90mph strike left many a goalkeeper clutching thin air as he waltzed into the record books as a permanent member of the fantastic Leeds United team which, under the managership of Don Revie from 1961-74, carried all before them. In September 1962, he made his debut aged 15 years and 289 days. His first spell with the club lasted until 1979 and he then returned for a second period between 1983 and '86. He remains the only Leeds player to have scored over 200 goals, and won 21 caps for Scotland. The highlight of his international career was the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, although his country was eliminated despite having not lost a single game. Travelling throughout Europe with Leeds at the height of their success, Lorimer witnessed bribery and corruption as well as glory and failure. Telling his story with candour, humour, warmth and not a little controversy, Lorimer celebrates the 40th anniversary of his involvement with a club which have recently enjoyed a spectacular rebirth with successive appearances in European semi-finals.

$12.15

The Miller's Tale: An Autobiography
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The Miller's Tale: An Autobiography

By Willie Miller with Alastair MacDonald

Ediburgh: Mainstream, 1989. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6.5" x 9.5. H/B 191 pages, conditionis very good. "There's only one Willie Miller" is much more than a chant favoured by Aberdeen Football Club supporters. It is a heartfelt expression by Pittodrie fans - who are not noted for extravagant displays of emotion - of their faith in a football player who has become a folk hero. The qualities which have endeared Willie Miller to Dons-followers in a record-breaking 18-year association with the one club - loyalty, courage, determination, will-to-win, and probably above all, durability - are reflected in his autobiography. The Miller's Tale, written in association with sports journalist Alastair Macdonald, who has observed Willie, on and off the field, throughout his long career with Aberdeen and Scotland. "A; Rated by many sound judges as one of the best sweepers in contemporary British, or even European football, Willie has been a target for criticism as well as praise, and he is no stranger to controversy. His eyeball-to-eyeball televised confrontation with Dundee United manager Jim McLean, and his after-match Ibrox "conversation" with referee Kenny Hope are two of the most recent occasions on which the Aberdeen skipper has made the newspaper headlines, both incidents having repercussions in the courts of the Scottish-Football Association. These, and other events in a colourful professional football career spanning two decades, are discussed frankly in The Miller's Tale. Equally forthright are his views on various personalities in the game, including referees, descriptions of his relationships with successive- managers at club and international levels, and his appraisal of great players he has played alongside and against. Humour has an important place in football and Miller has a rich store of anecdotes to call on as a backcloth to his account of a successful footballer's life: Inevitably, such an account is also self-revealing and Willie Miller, although essentially a very private person off the field, affords the reader glimpses of the man behind the high-profile public personality. This is the book that football fans throughout Scotland have been waiting for.

$9.59

Glorious Hearts : The Story of an Incredible Season

By Aitken, Mike; Mercer, Wallace

John Donald, 1986. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6" x 9. P/B 170 pages, condition is very good, minor edge wear. 1985-86 has been a season in which Hearts have set Scottish football alight and it is well worth a permanent record. This book gives a blow by blow account of every game and provides profiles of all the players who contributed to this incredible season.

$9.59

Hampden : The First 100 Years

By Robertson, Forrest; Ross, David

Glasgow, Scotland: First Press Publishing, 2003. Soft cover. Very Good. 8.25" X 8.25. P/B 218 pages, condition is very good. A hundred years of drama, triumph, tragedy and heart-stopping excitement.Hampden has seen it all. Unforgettable games, historic events, superstars of sport and music, riots and infernos BScotland's colossal National Stadium has a story like no other. It has played host to Matthews and Maradona, Johnstone and Jagger, Pele and Puskas, the Tartan Army and Tina Turner. The world's greatest game. The world's greatest player scoring the world's greatest goal. Where else could all of this take place than in the world's greatest stadiumH Hampden Park. This history of Hampden Park contains many stunning and evocative photographs - certain to bring back many memories of a great stadium and great occasions

$12.79

Premier Bound : The Story of Dunfermline Athletic's Return to the Big Time
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Premier Bound : The Story of Dunfermline Athletic's Return to the Big Time

By Hunter, John

Edinburgh, scotland: John Donald, 1987. Soft cover. Good/No Jacket. 6.75" x 9. P/B 188 pages, condition is Very Good, minor edge wear. Two seasons ago Dunfermline Athletic F.C., the club which had featured prominently in Scottish and European football in the 1960s, was languishing in the Second Division. Under the inspired guidance of manager Jim Leishman they have completed an amazing double by going from the Second Division to the Premier league in successive seasons to become Fife's first representatives in the Premier League. Such an achievement is well worth recording and John Hunter in this history of the two remarkable seasons has done just that by recording in detail all the games which brought Dunfermline from the obscurity of the Second Division to the top division in Scotland in two short years. Every true fan of Dunfermline Athletic will want this book as a permanent record of a great team.

$10.87

Tales Of The Tartan Army
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Tales Of The Tartan Army

By Black, Ian

UK: Mainstream Publishing, 1998. Soft cover. Very Good. 5" x 7.75. p/b 189 pages, condition is very good. Tales of the Tartan Army is a glimpse into the occasionally surreal and often all-too-real ranks of a platoon of footsoldiers in the great and bravehearted Army's search to find a team to follow which is worthy of their support. These are the rampant guys and rare gals that you see screaming their allegiance in stadiums around the world, from Mexico to Croatia, via Iceland and Spain, usually imprisoned in a postage-stamp-sized section of the ground behind razor-wire, snarling security forces and killer dogs. These are the people who make Scotland famous the world over for their warmth, generosity and capacity for strong drink. They'll make you laugh and maybe once or twice they'll make you shed a furtive tear. Their clan slogan is 'We'll support you ever more! F*** the score!'. And once you've read about them, you'll want to join them. You'll be welcome.

$6.40

Celtic Minded 2
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Celtic Minded 2

By F.C., Celtic

UK: Argyll, 2006. Soft cover. Very Good. 6" x 9.25. P/B 288 pages, condition is very good. Presents a collection of comments and essays that explores the nature of the supporter base of Celtic FC.

$10.87

Celtic Football Legends 1888-1938
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Celtic Football Legends 1888-1938

By Marshall, Stuart

UK: Stenlake Publishing, 1998. Soft cover. As New. 6.75" x 9.5. P/b 52 pages, condition is As New. Stuart Marshall''s nostalgic book looks back to a period before World War 2 when newpapers and comics and cigarette packets and some sweets gave away pictures of legendary footballers. The book celebrates the legends of Glasgow Celtic Football Club. '

$12.79

Sweet FA
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Sweet FA

By Kelly, Graham

Collins Willow, 1999. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6.25" x 9.5. h/b 320 pages, condition is Very good. His now famous resignation from his position as Chief Executive of the Football Association brought to an end a long and distinguished career for Graham Kelly. In this book, he defends his involvement in the plot to "buy" the World Cup voting rights of the Welsh FA, and reveals the covert plot by some leading figures in British football to oust him from office. Kelly's inside information with regard to the power struggles at Lancaster Gate is unrivalled and he holds nothing back in this compelling look behind-the-scenes. He talks at length about the legacy of Bert Millichip, the plans for restructuring the game, the buying of the National Stadium, his views on leading figures such as Irving Scholar and Ken Bates, as well as the ever-present battles for supremacy.

$9.59

Gordon Strachan : An Autobiography

By Strachan, Gordon; Webster, Jack

Stanley Paul, 1984. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 5.5" X 8.75. H/B 180 pages, condition - Very good in VG jacket. There is a gift inscription in ink on the flyleaf. Gordon Strachan, the most exciting playmaker Scotland has produced in years, shot to international football fame in the 1982 World Cup as Scotland's star player and was voted by the world's press as the personality of the event. In 1983, he inspired his club Aberdeen to victory in the European Cup Winners' Cup against the legendary Real Madrid in Gothenburg. Brought up in a tough district of Edinburgh, the young Strachan resisted attempts to take him to fashionable clubs like Manchester United. He wanted to mature at home, so he joined Dundee and was captain at nineteen. But his career really blossomed when he moved to Aberdeen in 1977, at the start of a period which was to prove Pittodrie's greatest. Now the 27-year-old midfield player lifts the lid off a career which has been brimful of incident, from great performances to serious injury and physical attack from hostile fans invading the pitch. He draws pen portraits of famous figures in football, not least his explosive manager at Aberdeen, the irrepressible Alec Ferguson, with whom he has been known to have more than one disagreement. Strachan brings to his story the same sparkle he brings to his footwork on the field, highlighting the hilarity as well as the drama in a brilliant and eventful career. Jack Webster is a leading freelance journalist. Born and bred in Aberdeenshire, he has been a fervent supporter of the Pittodrie club since he was a child and is author of The Dons: The History of Aberdeen Football Club'.

$10.87

Tennent's Lager Scottish Football League Review 1996/97
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Tennent's Lager Scottish Football League Review 1996/97

By anon

Scottish Football League, 1996. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6.5" x 9.5. P/B 148 pages, condition is very good. Tennent's Lager Scottish Football League Review 1996/97

$12.79

Eddie Turnbull: Having a Ball
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Eddie Turnbull: Having a Ball

By Eddie Turnbull & Martin Hannan

Mainstream Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6.25" x 9.5. H/B 300 pages, condition is Very good. As the first British player to score a goal in European club competition, in 1955, Hibs hero Eddie Turnbull holds a unique place in footballing history. Now, for the first time, he tells his extraordinary life story in this compelling, sometimes hilarious and thoroughly entertaining autobiography. Turnbull reveals how he became a professional footballer after just one competitive match following his demob from the Royal Navy and gives his version of how he became one-fifth of the most celebrated forward line ever to grace Scottish football - the Famous Five of Hibernian FC. He uncovers why he played no more than nine times for his nation and reveals why he had to wait until he was eighty-two to be awarded his first international 'cap'. After his playing career ended, Turnbull achieved lasting fame as manager of Aberdeen and his beloved Hibs. 'Turnbull's Tornadoes' beat Jock Stein's Celtic side to lift the Scottish League Cup in season 1972-73 and won the Drybrough Cup twice, in 1972 and 1973. In his decade with Hibs, he also managed George Best, and Turnbull now tells all about his turbulent time with the late, great Georgie. In this remarkable account, Turnbull explains why he walked away from football in 1980. He gives his diagnoses of the ills of the modern game and recounts the behind-the-scenes stories of his playing days and his two decades as a trainer, coach and manager. Gift inscription on flyleaf.

$8.31

Celtic : A Century with Honour
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Celtic : A Century with Honour

By Wilson, Brian

Collins Willow, 1988. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 7.5" x 10. H/B 214 pages, condition is very good. Celtic - A Century with Honour is the officially authorised history of the club. It is also a fascinating story of a unique organisation which has its roots deep in the Glasgow irish community from whose descendants it still draws much of its huge support. From humble and charitable origins in 1888, Celtic went on to become the first British club to win the supreme prize of the European Champions Cup in 1967. ln domestic football, their record of thirty-five League Championships and twenty-eight Scottish Cups is formidable, and in their centenary year, they confirmed their position as the most successful club in Scottish football history by winning the coveted League and Cup double for the eleventh time.

$10.87

The Only Game: The Scots and World Football
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The Only Game: The Scots and World Football

By Forsyth, Roddy

Edinburgh, Scotland: Mainstream Publishing, 1990. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8" x 10.75. H/B 223 pages, plus. Condition is very good. THE ONLY GAME is the story of tin-Scots and Association football the single most popular sport in the world today. Here is the account ot how the-Scots took the winter pastime ot English public schoolboys and transformed it into a game which immediately attracted mass popularity. It was a Scot, William McGregor, who founded the football League, the model tor countless similar competitions throughout the world and it was ,1 Commissioner ot the Church of Scotland, Lord Arthur Kmiiaird, who was presented with the only FA Cup to be given to a private individual, in recognition ot his role as one ot the founding fathers ot the Association game. Another Scot, James Lang, became the world's first professional footballer, pioneer ot an exodus ot his countrymen whose skills were so refined that they were known as the Scotch Professors, The world's first football international fixtures were played in Scotland under the rugby code in Edinburgh in 1871, and with Association rules in 1972. For a further century Glasgow had the biggest football grounds in the world and set crowd records for club and international football, some of which have never been surpassed. Since 1954 the Scots have reached the World Cup finals on seven occasions, five of them consecutive, and Scottish teams have contested seven European club finals, a phenomenal record for a country whose population is hardly more than halt that ot London. Yet Scotland does not exist as an independent nation and its continuing presence as a separate football entity is entirely due to the fact that it was one of the founder nations of the sport. The Only Game examines the impact of its most influential practitioners players such as Hughie Gallacher, Alex James, Jim Baxter, Denis Law, Graeme Souness and Kenny Dalglish. Here, too, are the great managers, Busby, Shankly and Stein, and the clubs which have engraved their names on the history of the sport.

$12.15

Raith Rovers Football Club 1991/92-1995/96

By Fimister, Tony

UK: Tempus, 2002. Soft cover. Very Good. 0.4 x 6.3 x 8.9 inches. P/B 128 pages, condition is very good. This book is part of the Images of Sport series, which uses old photographs and archived images to show the history of various local sports in Great Britain.

$10.87

Supporters Guide to Scottish Football 2006
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Supporters Guide to Scottish Football 2006

By Robinson, John

Soccer Books Ltd, 2005. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6.25" x 9. P/B 95 pages, condition is Very good. FEATURING all scottish premier, football league & highland league clubs WITH :- directions; ground photos; parking; internet info; admission prices; disabled info; 2OO4/2OO5 SEASON'S RESULTS & TABLES; scotland international line ups & statistics; 2OOO-2OO5 scottish CUPS RESULTS 2OO4/2OO5

$8.31

Zen of Naka
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Zen of Naka

By Greig, Martin

UK: Mainstream, 2008. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6.25" x 9.5. h/b 240 pages, condition is very good. Since his move to Celtic in the summer of 2005, Shunsuke Nakamura has become a cult hero in both Scotland and the Far East. From the wonderful goal in his Champions League debut against Manchester United in 2006 to the strike against Kilmarnock that secured Celtic's league win in 2006-07, Nakamura has firmly established himself as a Celtic legend. Nakamura's ability to confront and overcome adversity has been the key to his success. From his rejection as a youngster by home-town club Yokohama Marinos to his omission from the 2002 World Cup squad by Philippe Troussier and his struggle to adapt to the defensive nature of Italian football, Nakamura has bounced back stronger every time. "The Zen of Naka" is a comprehensive, revealing account of Nakamura's career to date. It explores his development from the early stages of his footballing journey to his time with Celtic at present, and looks ahead at what the future may hold for the star.

$8.31

A Scottish Football Hall of Fame
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A Scottish Football Hall of Fame

By Cairney, John

Mainstream Pubishing, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6.5" x 9.5. H/B 254 pages, condition is very good. Who has ever seen Jim Baxter at his best and can forget it? Or Denis Law flying high, Gordon Smith full of grace on the wing or Jinky Johnstone at his cheekiest? Football memories are made of moments like these. And they are all in A Scottish Football Hall of Fame along with profiles of one hundred of the best players in the country's colourful history - players like Bobby Templeton, Alan Morton, Jimmy Delaney, Kenny Dalglish and Ally McCoist to name only a few of the greats who inspired whole generations of Scotland supporters. Their stories, as told here, are thrilling, tragic and funny. Men who were once household names are captured in their sporting immortality and introduced to a new generation who never saw them play. But this volume is more than a mere catalogue of players who have worn the dark blue of Scotland. It is an original overview of the beautiful game as it developed north of the Tweed by a man who still remembers seeing his first Hampden game at the age of seven. John Cairney's deep and enduring love of football shines through on every page as he recounts one illuminating anecdote after another. As he says in the introduction to this book: 'Football is more than a mere game in Scotland, it is a part of the Scottish psyche.'

$9.59

Head over Heels : Celebration of British Football
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Head over Heels : Celebration of British Football

By Hossack, Jim

Mainstream Publishing, 1989. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 7.5" x 10. H/B 218 pages, condition is very good. HEAD OVER HEELS is a uniquely colourful (some would say eccentric) portrayal of one fan's passion for what Pele lovingly describes as "the beautiful game". The magical names of football, from Mannion and Matthews and Milburn to Gallagher and Greaves and Greig and through to the modern-day "greats", are here celebrated in the inimitable style of Jim Hossack, the man known far and wide as "the attic fanatic" for his extensive collection of football memorabilia. Painting a vivid picture of the part which the world's most popular game has played in the history of mankind and on the emotions of those who fall under its hypnotic spell, HEAD OVER HEELS ... is at times humorous, occasionally laced with the tragic side of the game, always thought-provoking and frequently controversial. More than anything, though, it is a book which mirrors the author's love affair with football from the time he collected empty bottles from St Mirren's Love Street terracing as a kid through to his active involvement in recent testimonials for the greats of the game such as Wilf Mannion and George Young. His affection for those giants of football, many of whom, in Hossack's opinion, were robbed of the financial rewards their skills merited, is both unbounded and infectious. In the words of former Leeds United and England manager, Don Revie, who has provided a thoughtful foreword to HEAD OVER HEELS... : "This is an intriguing and highly interesting work, because Jim's words come directly from the heart and reach out to the very soul of the game." This book is a MUST for the bookshelf of any football enthusiast.

$10.23

The Scottish Football League Review 1992-93
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The Scottish Football League Review 1992-93

By anon

Scottish Football League, 1992. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. P/B 128 pages, condition is very good. The Scottish Football League Review 1992-93

$9.59

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