Books

Recommended reading for all football fans

Books about Wigan Athletic

Let’s Hang On: Mudhuts, Bets and Beers on the Road to Division One with Wigan Athletic by Martin Tarbuck.

Northern Soul: One Little Club’s Big Adventure by Ed Jones.

Playing to Win: The Autobiography by Dave Whelan.

Roberto: Kicking Every Ball (My story so far) by Roberto Martinez.

Season of Dreams: Wigan Athletic’s Historic Campaign in the Premiership 2005/06 by Phil Wilkinson.

The FA Cup Winners 2013 – The Impossible Dream by Wigan Athletic.

The Road from Wigan Pier: Wigan Athletic’s incredible rise from Non-League to The Premiership by Andrew Ross.

Wigan Athletic: The Football League Years (Britain in Old Photographs) by Dean Hayes.

Books about football 

A Season with Verona: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character and Goals by Tim Park.

Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World by Graham Hunter.

Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football by David Winner.

Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs by Rodge Glass.

Fathers, Sons and Football by Colin Shindler.

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby.

Football Cliches by Adam Hurrey.

Football In Our Time: A Photographic Record of Our National Game by Stuart Clarke.

Full Time: The Secret Life of Tony Cascarino by Paul Kimmage.

Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters: Travels Through England’s Football Provinces by Daniel Gray.

How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup by J.L.Carr.

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics by Jonathan Wilson.

Knocking Down Walls: My Autobiography by Uwe Rösler.

Left Foot in the Grave – A View from the Bottom of the Football League by Garry Nelson.

Left Foot Forward – A Year in the Life of a Journeyman Footballer by Garry Nelson.

Life Sentence by Mark Hodkinson.

Living on the Volcano – The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager by Michael Calvin.

Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football by Phil Ball.

My Father And Other Working Class Football Heroes by Gary Imlach.

Pack Men by Alan Bissett.

Pele: The Autobiography by Pele.

Saturday, 3pm. 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football by Daniel Gray.

The Age of Innocence – Football in the 1970s edited by Reuel Golden.

The Cradle Of The Game: (England Scotland Wales Ireland) (Stuart Roy Clarke Trilogy) by Stuart Roy Clarke.

The Damned United by David Peace.

The Illustrated History of Football by David Squires.

The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by Joe McGinniss.

Tor! The Story of German Football by Uli and Hesse.

Whatever Happened to Billy Parks? by Gareth R Roberts.

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2 Responses to Books

  1. Gareth Roberts says:

    Thanks for recommending my book! Gareth Roberts

  2. ianhaspinall says:

    A pleasure Gareth. Thoroughly enjoyed reading and up there with the best football fiction.

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