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 

All Crazee Now – English Football and Footballers in the 1970s by David Tossell.

After Extra Time and Penalties – Memories of a Football Correspondent by Mike Ingham.

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.

Believe in the Sign by Mark Hodkinson.

Beautiful Bridesmaids Dressed in Oranje by Gary Thacker.

Black Boots and Football Pinks. 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game by Daniel Gray.

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

Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs by Rodge Glass.

British Football’s Greatest Grounds – One Hundred Must-See Football Venues by Mike Bayly.

Can We Have Our Football Back? How the Premier League is Ruining Football and What You Can Do About It… by John Nicholson.

Deadline by Erkut Sogut.

Done Deal – An Insider’s Guide to Football Contracts, Multi-Million Pound Transfers and Premier League Big Business by Daniel Geey.

Don Revie – The Biography by Christopher Evans.

Fathers, Sons and Football by Colin Shindler.

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby.

Finney – A Football Legend by Paul Agnew.

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.

Going to the Match – The Passion for Football by Duncan Hamilton.

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.

Johan Cruyff My Turn the Autobiography by Johan Cruyff.

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.

Luka Modric My Autobiography by Luka Modric.

Masters of Modern Soccer – How the World’s Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game by Grant Wahl.

Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football by Phil Ball.

More Than a Game – Saving Football from Itself by Mark Gregory.

Moving the Goalposts – A Yorkshire Tragedy by Anthony Clavane.

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

No Hunger in Paradise. The Players. The Journey. The Dream by Michael Calvin.

Not for Me Clive – Stories from the Voice of Footballby Clive Tyldesley.

Out of the Darkness, From Top to Rock Bottom, My Story in Football, by Matt Piper with Joe Brewin.

Pack Men by Alan Bissett.

Pat Nevin the Accidental Footballer – A Memoir by Pat Nevin.

Pele: The Autobiography by Pele.

Radical Football Jurgen Griesbeck and the Story of Football for Good by Steve Fleming.

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

’71/’72:  Football’s Greatest Season by Danny Abrahams.

Radical Football – Jurgen Griesbeck and the Story of Football For Good by Steve Fleming.

State of Play – Under the Skin of the Modern Game by Michael Calvin.

The Accidental Footballer by Pat Nevin.

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 Club: How the Premier League Became the Richest, Most Disruptive Business in Sport by Jonathan Clegg and Joshua Robinson.

The Damned United by David Peace.

The Illustrated History of Football by David Squires.

The Longest Winter – A Season with England’s Worst Ever Football Team by Mark Hodkinson.

The Mavericks – English Football When Flair Wore Flares by Rob Steen.

The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by Joe McGinniss.

There’s Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

The Silence of the Stands -Finding Joy in Football’s Lost Season by Daniel Gray.

Thou Shall Not Pass – The Anatomy of Football’s Centre-half by Leo Moynihan.

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

Two Brothers – The Life and Times of Bobby and Jackie Charlton by Jonathan Wilson

Whatever Happened to Billy Parks? by Gareth R Roberts.

What You Think You know About Football Is Wrong – The Games Greatest Myths and Untruths by Kevin Moore.

Who Are Ya? 92 football clubs and why you shouldn’t support them by Kevin Day.

Whose Game Is It Anyway? Football, Life, Love and Loss by Michael Calvin.

World in Motion – The Inside Story of Italia 90 by Simon Hart.

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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