This tribute to the finest Liverpool manager ever, Bob Paisley by Ian Herbert, of The Independent fame, was released on 4th May, 2017. It’s available on Amazon as both a hardback book and on Kindle.

Bob Paisley was the quiet man in the flat cap who swept all domestic and European opposition aside and produced arguably the greatest club team that Britain has ever known. Working in a city which was on its knees, in deep post-industrial decline, still tainted by the 1981 Toxteth riots and in a state of open warfare with Margaret Thatcher, he delivered a golden era - never re-attained since - which made Liverpool synonymous with success and won them supporters the world over.

Yet, thirty years since Paisley died, the life and times of this shrewd, intelligent, visionary, modest football man have still never been fully explored and explained. Based on in-depth interviews with Paisley's family and many of the players whom he led to an extraordinary haul of honours between 1974 and 1983, Quiet Genius is the first biography to examine in depth the secrets of Paisley's success.

It inspects his man-management strategies, his extraordinary eye for a good player, his uncanny ability to diagnose injuries in his own players and the opposition, and the wicked sense of humour which endeared him to so many. It reveals an individual who seemed out of keeping with the brash, celebrity sport football was becoming, and who succeeded on his own terms. Three decades on from his death, it is a football story that demands to be told.

This beautiful coffee table book celebrates the history of White Hart Lane – the world famous home of the Spurs since 1899 – as an exciting new future looms in N17. Packed with great photographs, memorabilia and the memories of Spurs legends past and present who have graced the hallowed turf, this wonderful book was put together by the award-winning publishing team behind the best-selling 61: The Spurs Double.

The autobiography of Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran was released on 28th Feb, 2017. It’s available on Amazon as both hardback and as on Kindle.

There will, quite simply, never be another Ronnie Moran.

With 49 years of service to Liverpool Football Club in roles such as player, first-team coach and even caretaker manager, he played a massive part in bringing 24 major honours to the club he grew up supporting. He even had the honour of leading the team out at Wembley for the 1992 FA Cup final.

The autobiography of Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran was released on 28th Feb, 2017. It’s available on Amazon as both hardback and as on Kindle.

There will, quite simply, never be another Ronnie Moran.

With 49 years of service to Liverpool Football Club in roles such as player, first-team coach and even caretaker manager, he played a massive part in bringing 24 major honours to the club he grew up supporting. He even had the honour of leading the team out at Wembley for the 1992 FA Cup final.

The autobiography of Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran was released on 28th Feb, 2017. It’s available on Amazon as both hardback and as on Kindle.

There will, quite simply, never be another Ronnie Moran.

With 49 years of service to Liverpool Football Club in roles such as player, first-team coach and even caretaker manager, he played a massive part in bringing 24 major honours to the club he grew up supporting. He even had the honour of leading the team out at Wembley for the 1992 FA Cup final.

The autobiography of Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran was released on 28th Feb, 2017. It’s available on Amazon as both hardback and as on Kindle.

There will, quite simply, never be another Ronnie Moran.

With 49 years of service to Liverpool Football Club in roles such as player, first-team coach and even caretaker manager, he played a massive part in bringing 24 major honours to the club he grew up supporting. He even had the honour of leading the team out at Wembley for the 1992 FA Cup final.

The autobiography of Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran was released on 28th Feb, 2017. It’s available on Amazon as both hardback and as on Kindle.

There will, quite simply, never be another Ronnie Moran.

With 49 years of service to Liverpool Football Club in roles such as player, first-team coach and even caretaker manager, he played a massive part in bringing 24 major honours to the club he grew up supporting. He even had the honour of leading the team out at Wembley for the 1992 FA Cup final.

The autobiography of Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran was released on 28th Feb, 2017. It’s available on Amazon as both hardback and as on Kindle.

There will, quite simply, never be another Ronnie Moran.

With 49 years of service to Liverpool Football Club in roles such as player, first-team coach and even caretaker manager, he played a massive part in bringing 24 major honours to the club he grew up supporting. He even had the honour of leading the team out at Wembley for the 1992 FA Cup final.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is releasing his autobiography on 20th April, 2017 [order from Amazon here].

Bild, the German newspaper, are currently serialising sections of the book, and it look set to be one of the best football books of 2017.

Already we know it contains a section on a falling out he had with with Jose Mourinho whilst Ozil was at Real Madrid.

Ozil writes that the current Manchester United manager said:“You think two beautiful passes are enough… You think you’re so good that fifty percent is enough.”

Adding a dramatic tone, Ozil continues, ‘He pauses. Stares at me with his dark brown eyes. I stare back. Like two boxers at the stare-down before the first round. He shows no emotion. Just waits for a response from me. How much I hate him right now. And I love Mourinho actually.’

Ozil then recounts that Mourinho shouted back at Ozil: “Oh, are you giving up now? You’re such a coward. What do you want? To creep under the beautiful, warm shower? Shampoo your hair? To be alone? Or do you want to prove to your fellow players, the fans out there, and me, what you can do.

Terry McDermott is the latest ex-Liverpool player to release a football autobiography in 2017. Terry Mac was  scally kid from Kirkby turned multiple European Cup winner. Adopted Geordie. Liverpool legend and scorer of arguably Anfield’s most famous goal. Kevin Keegan’s trusted right-hand man at Newcastle United. And partial to a pint or five and a punt on the horses.

Now, for the first time, the 1980 PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year lifts the lid on his successes at Liverpool, the near misses at Newcastle, controversies he found himself caught up in and the famous players he shared a dressing room with.

It’s a roller-coaster tale spanning more than half a century that takes McDermott from the high-rise flats of his home town to the pinnacle of European football; from the booze and banter of a Merseyside social club to the madness of a matchday dugout.

A read every bit as thrilling as his FA Cup wonder goal against Tottenham, McDermott’s long-awaited autobiography will appeal to Kopites and Toon fans alike, plus football followers intrigued about one of the most colourful characters in the game.
Like the man himself, Terry Mac: Living For The Moment is cheerful, entertaining and straight to the point.

James Brown has been playing football since growing up in the backstreets of Leeds. The sudden death of one his long-standing team mates made James ponder the unique bond between men who meet each other once a week for years, but don’t know any personal details beyond pitch prowess.

Five-a-Side football is where you play the beautiful game for love, not money. You play it for life and you play it everywhere. Your kit is damp and your legs are a leopard’s back of bruises. Shirts are often tight around the belly, with your hero’s name plastered across your shoulder blades. The showers are too cold in winter and too hot in summer.

Your used sports bag stays unpacked in the hall, and your water bottles are under the kitchen sink. The post-match warm down takes place in the pub. As does the match analysis. By contrast the warm up is non-existent. Your performance is patchy and maybe not what it used to be. But we all still think we played great. Five-a-Side is sporting Karaoke – a time and place to live out our dreams.

This is a book for all of us – school mates, work colleagues, total strangers – bonded by the desire to blast one into the net from two feet away and is set to be one of the best football books of 2017

Coming soon in June 2017, the latest Michael Cox book is about the development of Premier League tactics.

Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically.

And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back pass. Suddenly defenders had no get out of jail free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence.

The Mixer is set to be one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books of 2017.

A book by Leroy Rosenior might not be something people rush out to buy like they will with Mesut Ozil’s autobiography, but give it a chance. this isn’t money, glitz and glamour, of Champions Leagues, World Cups and Balon d’Ors. This is a book wrapped in surviving the racism that was so prevalent in the 80s and 90s.

Rosenior offers a deeply personal insight into the damaging effects of racism in football and in British society as a whole. At a time when the people that run football continue to fumble the ball on issues of discrimination, Leroy draws on his own experience – and that of other high-profile football personalities – to offer practical solutions.

Shades of Blue tells the story of David’s extraordinary life: his passion for football, the drama of his games and his fight to outrun the shadow of that early abuse. Having spent years feeling that he had to conceal his secret in order to protect his father and his football career, it is only now that David has felt able to give a full and honest account of his life – one with a powerful message that aims to repair the damage at the very heart of the sport.

One of the hardest hitting books of 2017