Innovation is coming to soccer, and at the center of it all are the numbers—a way of thinking about the game that ignores the obvious in favor of how things actually are. In The Numbers Game, Chris Anderson, a former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, teams up with behavioral analyst David Sally to uncover the numbers that really matter when it comes to predicting a winner. Investigating basic but profound questions—How valuable are corners? Which goal matters most? Is possession really nine-tenths of the law? How should a player’s value be judged?—they deliver an incisive, revolutionary new way of watching and understanding soccer.
Jimmy Burns - Maradona
Diego Maradona, is arguably the greatest and certainly the most widely-known footballer of the modern age. During his tempestuous career he played for top clubs in South America and Europe, and was a central figure in four World Cups. With the fortunes he has earned from sponsorship and transfer deals, he personified football, both as popular sport and big business. Jimmy Burns pursued his research in several countries on both sides of the Atlantic, gaining access to Maradona's inner circle, and to other key witnesses, such as players, managers, trainers, doctors and officials. The result is a story straddling the international scene, from the slums of Buenos Aires, where Maradona was born, to the huge stadiums of the United States from where, in 1994, he was ignobly expelled after undergoing a positive drugs test. In his rise to fame - and notoriety - Maradona played for some of the world's greatest teams: Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona. He scored some brilliant goals - and cheated with others. He provoked fans into a mass hysteria of adulation, and his enemies into sinister campai. Now, as coach of Argentina, he is leading the country into the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This new edition brings the story of Maradona completely up to date.
Art Briles - Don Yaeger - Beating Goliath
Growing up in Rule, Texas, Art Briles learned at a young age the importance of hard work and faith from his parents. Soon that faith would be tested. On their way to see him play in a college football game, Briles’ parents and aunt died in a car crash. This event shaped Briles into the man he is today. His father, Dennis, left him with a series of lessons. He taught his son that the world doesn’t just hand you things, you have to earn them. And he taught him the influence that faith could have in his life. Briles put these lessons to work as a football coach, where he established his reputation for turning struggling teams into winners, from high school to the staff at Texas Tech to head coach at the University of Houston. Hired to coach Baylor in 2007, he was faced with a familiar task. Within three years, Briles led the Bears to their first bowl game in 15 years. Today, he instills those same lessons into his young players, helping them find a reason to excel. There are plenty of excuses for failure but Briles surrounds himself with people who are fearless when it comes to chasing success. That is one of the many lessons he imparts to his readers, with chapters that include: * God and the Teaching of Dennis Briles * Finding Your Passion * You Can Change Attitude, Not Talent * Passing in the Land of Earl Campbell * Everybody is a Captain Filled with dramatic football stories and lessons learned, this book will inspire and entertain.
Nick Hornby - Fever Pitch
In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that's before the players even take the field. Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby's award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom - its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young mens' coming-of-age stories. Fever Pitch is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season.
Ismeretlen szerző - MTK-VM SK Budapest Hungary - Futball Almanach
Sportegyesületünk 1888-ban alakult, s egyike azoknak a magyar sport kluboknak, amelyek itthon és világszerte a legismertebbek közé tartoznak. Ezt a rangot sportolóink hosszú évtizedek sikereivel vívták ki. Közel 100 éves egyesületünk működésében, illetve népszerűségében mindenkor meghatározó szerepe volt a labdarúgásnak. Ez nem elfogultság, hanem természetes, hiszen hazánkban mindig a labdarúgás váltotta ki a sportszerető társadalom legszélesebb körű érdeklődését. Ebből klubunk sem tudta kivonni magát, és a jövőben sem kívánja elfelejteni.
Andrew Dettre - Silver Jubilee of St. George-Budapest (1957-1982)
Where Thanks Are Due... By Alex Pongrass, President of St. George-Budapest On this magnificent occasion, our 25th birthday, we should pay generous tribute to all those people who have helped to make this club into what it is today. Even among those, one should single out the handful who have given many years of excellent service, often dacrificing pesonal ambitions, to develop our club. It"s been said before but it doesn't make it less true: the organisation within a club depends on the work of many people. Even the biggest wheel grinds to a halt without the numerous smaller cogs. If I can single out just two achievements from the annaés of our 25 years, I consider it an easy task. The second great achievement is the smooth friendly and very active co-operation between the juniors and seniors who come under the club's umbrella. This, perhaps more than any other single factor, assures the club's future in the years to come. Still, this future has to be secured and we do need more and more young people, more fresh blood, to join us in the administration of this club. A new generation of leaders and co-workers will have to be found, groomed and encouraged to take the club towards its next silver jubilee, in 2007. Only then can we sit back and relax a bit, in the happy knowledge that the sacrifices of the founders and pioneers have not been in vain.
Andrew Dettre - The First 15 Years of St. George-Budapest (1957-1972)
There is more to come by Alex Pongrass, president of St. George-Budapest Soccer Club Ltd. Seven years have passed since the appearance of " The Story of St. George-Budapest Soccer Club", seven eventful, exciting, sometimes exhilirating years. In this period the club's magnificent home, "Soccer House" was completed and then, more recently, extended, providing the sort of sound economic background the club had never enjoyed before. Another revolutionary change came about in the 1969-70 seasons when the Club engaged its first full-time manager-coach in Frank Arok. Only some outside factors, including incredible bad luck, have so far prevented this major, progressive move from bearing rich fruit. However, the intervening years have not been quite barren: in the 1969, 1970 and 1971 seasons our senior team finished runners-up in the Sydney premiership and in 1967 and again in 1971, won the long coveted Grand Final. The club broke fresh ground in 1971 by becoming the first Australian soccer team of any kind to be invited to Japan for a series of matches; winning the prestigeous Tokyo International Tournament, sponsored by the Asahi newspaper group, was a welcome bonus. Those last few years have also seen the physical and final settling of our Club in the vast St. George district; Hurstville Oval has now become our home ground and at Carss Park the club has a splendidly developed training venue. This irrevocable orientation towards the district has, in turn, helped the senior club's aim to integrate local talent into the fold. Fifteen hard though fascinating years are now behind us and, hopefully, many decades lie ahead. The Club's Directors are fully aware of the many changing trends in sport, sociel activities and life patterns; they are anxious to make sure that the Club as well as "Soccer House" keep fulfilling their roles in this changing world. In this work of theirs, they need the encouragement and support of not only all the Club's membership but also of those who regard sport and the integration of migrants close to their hearts.
Agárdy Ferenc - Hargitay Béla - Hargitay István - Kun Endre - Márffy Attila - Az első huszonöt év - The First Twenty Five Years 1957-1982 Melbourne H.S.C. alapításának 25 éves évfordulója
Az első huszonöt év Egy anekdotával szeretnénk kezdeni. 1957 elején, mikor az egyik éjszakába nyúló gyűlés után végleges formát öltött a Melbourne Hungária Soccer Club megalakulása, s megittuk rá az áldomást, valaki - már nem tudni hogy ki - az utolsó szó jogán viccesen megjegyezte: ne aggódjatok gyerekek, csak az első 25 év lesz nehéz.... Nos, ez az első huszonöt esztendő hihetetlenül gyorsan eltelt. Sikerek és balsikerek váltogatták egymást, játékosok, edzők, vezetőségek garmadája jött és ment, végleges otthont keresve vándoroltunk pályáról pályára, ám ha valaki megkérdezné, hogy nehéz volt-e, nem tudnánk határozott választ adni. Jubileumi évkönyvünkben sem célunk a válasz keresése, helyette klubunk történetét próbáljuk bemutatni évről-évre, úgy ahogy történt, nem szépítve, nem is csorbítva a 25 év érdemeit, eredményét. Egy valami volt csak nehéz: a jubileumi könyv összeállítása. Szerkesztőbizottságunk a Magyar Élet 25 évkönyvét lapozta át (kb. 20 ezer oldal), mellette 3000 fénykép közül válogattunk. Igyekeztünk kapcsolatot teremteni mindenkivel, aki valaha is közreműködött a Melbourne Hungária felvirágoztatásáért. Ennyi munka után könnyű elképzelni, hogy imitt-amott becsúszhatott néhány apróbb hiba könyvünkbe, kimaradt egy-két név, lehet, hogy az adatok sem mindig egyeznek a tényenként elkönyvelt emlékfoszlányokkal. Csak egyet tudunk mentségünkre felhozni: a jóakarat, a jószándék vezette könyvünk fonalát, épp úgy, mint ahogy a jóakarat, a jószándék vezetett és vezet minden egyes sportembert, aki valaha is szívén viselte a Melbourne sorsát. Ennek köszönhető, hogy 25 év után megújult reményekkel várhatja a Melbourne Hungária Soccer Club a következő huszonöt évet - amely minden bizonnyal könyebb lesz, mint az első 25 év volt. A jubileumi évkönyv szerkesztői: Agárdy Ferenc Hargitay Béla Hargitay István Kun Endre Márffy Attila
Mark Hodgkinson - Andy Murray, Champion
When Andy Murray finally overcame Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller to secure the 2012 US Open, it was a dream fulfilled for the man from Dunblane. After four previous defeats in Grand Slam finals, Murray had finally achieved what no British man had managed since the 1930s. But the story of how he got there was just as compelling as the final itself, with as many twists and turns along the way. Writer Mark Hodgkinson has been covering that story since the start - he was actually the first person to interview Murray for a national newspaper back in 2004, and has worked closely with Judy Murray in the past. In Andy Murray: Champion, Hodgkinson explains how Murray first emerged as a tennis player of true quality, and how his rivalry with his brother Jamie spurred him on. He looks at the close relationship Murray has with his mother, and the various coaches who haved worked with him to assess their influence on his game. In a hugely competitive era of tennis, with Federer, Nadal and Djokovic all counted to be among the greatest tennis players of all time, Murray has earned the right to be ranked alongside them all - and this book explains how and why he has done so, becoming a true national sporting icon in the process.
Ronald Reng - A Life Too Short
Why does an international footballer with the world at his feet decide to take his own life? On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thrity-two years old. Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all. He was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe's top clubs, including Jose Mourinho's Benfica and Louis van Gaal's Barcelona. Enke was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story. In A LIFE TOO SHORT, award winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend's life. Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top-level sport. Heartfelt, but never sentimental, he tells the universal tragedy of a talented man's struggles against his own demons.
Jared Tendler - Barry Carter - The Mental Game of Poker
The mental game may be more important in poker than in any other form of competition. It's one of the only games in the world where you can play perfectly and lose-again and again. Hundreds of poker players have turned to mental game coach Jared Tendler's revolutionary approach to help them play their best, no matter how badly they're running. In this book you'll find simple, step-by-step instructions and proven techniques to permanently fix problems such as tilt, handling variance, emotional control, confidence, fear, and motivation. With the games getting tougher, now is the time to take these problems head on. *Discover the most definitive work on tilt ever released. *Read stories from eight players who made major improvements using Jared's techniques. *Get motivated with methods used by SuperNova Elites.
Székely Ferenc - 10 év a Heves Megyei Sportmúzeumban, a sport történelmének templomában
"Habent sua fata libelli" az ismert latin mondás szerint a "könyvnek is megvan a maga sorsa". E könyvnek nem csak sorsa, de mondanivalója is van. Mondanivalója egy sportmúzeumról és annak történetéről. E különös módon létrejött sportmúzeumnak - a szalag átvágását megelőző időszakát is ideértve - végigkísérhettem megvalósulását. Sok-sok örömteli pillanatnak magam is - mint a Magyar Olimpiai Bizottság főtitkára - részese lehettem. Így hát a könyvhöz kapcsolódó gondolataimat nemcsak úgy írhatom le, hogy elolvasva megismertem, hanem úgy is, mint aki a dicsérendő ötlettől a megvalósuláshoz vezető úton mindvégig lelkes támogatója voltam az ügynek. A reprezentatív könyv bemutatja az olvasónak az egri sportmúzeum felbecsülhetetlen értékeit, tárgyi emlékeit, valamint végigkíséri az egri úszósport legendás történetét. Mindezekből kirajzolódik, hogy a sporttörténelem rangos, fontos területe a magyar sportkultúrának. A kötet a tízéves sportmúzeum történetének bemutatásával igazolja, hogy a sport a magyar és a világ egyetemes humán kultúrájának része. A sporttörténelem relikviái nemcsak a magyar sporttársadalomnak a világban elismert sikereit mutatják be, hanem Eger és Heves megye kimagasló sporttörténeti eredményeit teszik maradandóvá. dr. Aján Tamás a Magyar Olimpiai Bizottság főtitkára
Lisa Pasold - Rats of Las Vegas
Millard Lacouvy is a short, plain, fiercely independent prodigy in the male world of poker. She learns her craft in Depression-era Vancouver and then graduates to high stakes games on the Canadian Pacific Railway. When the trains fail to satisfy either her ambition or her need for security, she goes to Bugsy Siegel’s Las Vegas. There she is haunted by the handsome conman she has known all her life, and learns that love can also be a game of chance. Along the way, Pasold gives us a rich and convincing historical portrait of Vancouver and Vegas in the ’40s.
Fred Wilson - Bruce Albertson - 303 Tricky Chess puzzles
A carefully selected entertaining and instructive collection of tactical chess puzzles. The authors-both veteran professional chess instructors-have collected or created 303 typical game situations. Finding the right answer will bring about a forced checkmate or a winning material superiority. Divided into three chapters, each filled with 101 large, clear diagrams, the entire gamut of necessary tactical knowledge is challenged, tested, and with the result that the reader becomes a stronger player and has lots of fun in the process. 303 Tricky Chess Puzzles is a perfect workbook for adults (or children) who want to sharpen their budding chess expertise.
Oh! great - Air Gear 1.
Itsuki Minami needs no introduction – everybody’s heard of the “Babyface” of the Eastside. He’s the toughest kid at Higashi Junior High School, easy on the eyes but dangerously tough when he needs to be. Plus, Itsuki lives with the mysterious and sexy Noyamano sisters. Life is never dull, but it becomes dangerous when Itsuki leads his school to victory over some vindictive Westside punks with gangster connections. Now he stands to lose his school, his friends, and everything he cares about. But in his darkest hour, the Noyamano girls come to Itsuki’s aid. They can teach him a powerful skill that will save their school from the gangsters’ siege–and introduce Itsuki to a thrilling and terrifying new world.
Richard Platt - Would You Believe...the losers were killed in Mayan football? - and other perilous pastimes
A fascinating journey into the evolution of things in our everyday lives; this book looks at the outlandish history of sport and leisure around the world Young learners can discover the story behind the games we play like never before as we examine the amazing peculiarities of international sport and leisure activities past and present. Readers will learn about the wacky and often bloodthirsty games that our ancestors liked such as fierce gladiatorial contests, as well as the even wackier that are still used around the world today - such as bog snorkelling and bungee jumping!
Jaci Burton - Thrown By A Curve
_She thinks she knows this player—but he has a few surprise moves._ For Alicia Riley, her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run—until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher, Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he’s short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch, a man. Right now, the only demand he’s making on Alicia is that she get him ready to pitch in time for opening day. Except the sexual chemistry between them is so charged, Alicia’s tempted to oblige Garrett just about anything. But both their careers are at stake—one bad move and it’s game over for both of them. Garrett also feels the hot sparks between them, and the way he figures it, what better therapy is there than sex? Now all he has to do is convince the woman with the power to make the call.
Andre Agassi - Open (angol)
From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of themost gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, comes a beautiful, hauntingautobiography. With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, "Open" is a treat forboth ardent fans and those who know nothing about tennis.
Mark Stephens - Yoga Sequencing
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques that give yoga its transformative power.
Malcolm Folley - Senna Versus Prost
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Formula One was at its most explosive, with thrilling races, charismatic drivers, nail-biting climaxes—and one of the most dangerous rivalries ever witnessed in sports. Two of F1's most honored champions and iconic figures drove together for McLaren for two seasons, and their acrimonious and hostile relationship extended even after one of them had left the team. Alain Prost was France's only F1 world champion, an intelligent, smooth driver with the epithet "Le Professeur," while Ayrton Senna was the mercurial kid from a privileged background in Sao Paolo who would become the most intense and ruthless racing driver the world has ever seen. As the great rivals raced to victory, their relationship deteriorated badly, culminating in Prost accusing Senna of deliberately trying to ride him off the circuit, and fearful that the Brazilian would get someone killed with his daring overtaking feats. The final, sad act of this drama happened at the San Marino Grand prix at Imola in May 1994, when Senna was killed. Insights from Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Sir Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Derek Warrick, Johnny Herbert, Gerhard Berger, plus McLaren insiders and other F1 figures provide a breathtaking account of one of the all-time classic sporting rivalries.