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1998. The End of the Terraces: The Transformation of English Football in the 1990s
1994. Fitness Training in Football - A Scientific Approach
2002. Lynch the Ref!! by Kevin M. Lynch

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King, Anthony. 'The End of the Terraces: The Transformation of English Football in the 1990s', published in 2002 in Great Britain, as a revised edition by Leicester University Press, 242pp, ISBN 0718502590. Condition: Very good, ex-library copy, with the usual library markings (spine label, classification stamp, barcode). Price: £27.55, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for oeverseas customers)
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About this book: The End of the Terraces looks in detail at the transformation of English football in the 1990s; it's material was gathered from 1993-1995 as part of the author's doctoral dissertation. In so doing, it provides a comprehensive account of contemporary football culture that not only contributes to the study of the sport, but also sheds wider light on recent transformations in British society. Although the author draws on past writings on football, the scope and analytic focus of this book are original. Starting with a theoretical and historical framework, Anthony King goes on to examine the organic political and economic developments of the last thirty years which put the big city clubs in a position to effect a division from the rest of the League. By the mid-1980s, football faced both economic and crowd-control crises, which began to influence the 'consumption' of the game. This book looks at those who implemented the changes - the new business class - and those who have been affected - the fans.

Readers should note that the author has noted in the preface of this edition that the European context has changed dramatically since the original research for this book was written; and this has fundamentally changed the situation in which clubs have to operate and, in turn, demanding new forms of solidarity and strategies from the fans. Whilst the European dimension is referred to in the back of the book, it is not systematically analysed since its form was only a blurry outline at the time the author wrote this book. The author initiated new research and this was published as 'The European Ritual: Football in the New Europe'. What this new (2003) work looks at is the transnational context of European Football in the 1990s, which has created a genuinely transnational context for the clubs. These changes have not invalidated the 'The End of The Terraces', rather it has altered its relevance and turned the original research into an analysis of English Football at a level of consciousness which typified the period with which it was concerned - i.e. a national one and not transnational.

Chapters: Preface; Acknowledgements

Part I: Theoretical and Historical Frameworks
1. For the Sociology of Football
2. Football, Ritual and Historical Change
3. The Post-War Consensus and the Emergence of British Post Fordism

Part II: The Organic Origins of the New Consumption of Football
4. The Decline of Attendance and the Abolition of the Maximum Wage
5. Sponsorship
6. The Big Five; Part III: Conjunctural Arguments for the Reform of Football
7. The Strong State and the Crisis of 1985
8. Free-Market Arguments
9. The Taylor Report and Italia '90

Part IV: The New Consumption of Football
10. Sky Television and the Premier League's New Deal
11. The New Directors
12. The Lads
13. New Football Writing
14. The New Consumer Fans
15. English Football in the New Europe

Appendix; Methodology; References; Index

 

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Bangsbo, Jens. 'Fitness Training in Football - A Scientific Approach', first published in Denmark by the August Krogh Institute in paperback, 336pp, ISBN 8798335073. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access a prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
1994, August Krogh Institute, pbk
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  • Fitness Training in Football - A Scientific Approach [top]
    Written by Jens Bangsbo
    First published in 1994 in Denmark by the August Krogh Institute in paperback, 336pp, ISBN 8798335073. Cover photos: The Danish national player Brian Laudrup during training (game 1 - page 154) in Brondby IF, Denmark, and four years later as European Champion

About this book: What happens in the body when playing football? How much does a player actually work during a match? How do players cope with the physical requirements? How should a player be tested? How should players train and prepare for a match? This book provides answers to questions like these based on scientific results combined with practical experience. In a simple way, it gives the reader an understanding of the principles of fitness training in football and how to perform the training in practice. The training is designed to fit the specific needs of a football player, thus allowing for an efficient use of often limited training time. Exercises within the various areas of fitness training are thoroughly explained. The book also covers how to plan fitness training throughout the year, and what to eat and drink before, during and after a match or training session. This book is extremely valuable for coaches who want to improve their knowledge of exercise physiology and design training programmes based on sound scientific principles. The book cleverly combines practical football experience with research in a way that is easy to understand

Contents:
1. Basic Physiology of Football
-Oxygen transport
-Energy production
-Energy stores
-Temperature regulation
-Muscle function
-Summary
2. Physical Demands of Football
-Match analysis
-Physiological measurements during match-play
-Muscular strength and coordination (technique)
-Summary
3. Performance Testing
-Reasons for testing
-Fitness tests
-When to test
-Summary
4. Fitness Training
-Types of fitness training
-Training Methods
-Individual Training
-Training of young players
-Fitness training for female player
-Summary
5. The Training Session
-Warm-up
-Recovery Activities
-Monitoring heart rate during training
-Training drills
-Summary
6. Aerobic Training
-Aims
-Effects
-Types of aerobic training
-Recovery training
-Aerobic low-intensity training
-Aerobic high-intensity training
-Summary
7. Anaerobic training
-Aims
-Effects
-Types of anaerobic training
-Speed training
-Speed endurance training
-Summary
8. Specific Muscle Training
-Application to football
-Muscle strength training
-Muscle endurance training
-Summary
9. Planning the season
-General fitness training
-Specific muscle training
-Summary
10. Nutrition
-Muscle glycogen utilization during football
-Diet and intermitten exercise performance
-Replenishment of muscle glycogen stores
-Practical applications
-What should a football player eat?
-Changing dietary habits
-Meal times during the week
-The match-day meal
-Summary
11. Fluid Intake
-What to drink
-How much to drink
-When to drink
-Summary
12. Word Index
References and further reading

 

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Lynch, Kevin. 'Lynch the Ref!!' published in 2002 in Great Britain in paperback by Logicplan in paperback, 154pp, ISBN 0954374908. Condition: good with some mild rubbing to cover edges and a touch of creasing to the cover corners. Price: £9.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers
2002, Logicplan, pbk
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About the book: This book contains the many true stories he presently tells on the After-Dinner circuit are now available in this autobiography, which is a diary of his last season as a Football League Referee and traces his career from when he first started as a 15 year old in North Derbyshire. In May 2000, Kevin Lynch retired from refereeing Association Football after a career lasting 33 years. For the last 15 years, he officiated at Professional Level, the last 8 of which were spent as a Football League Referee. He was probably the most controversial referee seen in this country for many years. During his career, he acted as Assistant Referee at the Semi-Finals of both the FA and Football League Cups, and amongst many appointments overseas as a FIFA Assistant Referee, the highlight was the 1992 UEFA Cup Final between Torino and Ajax. In 1999, he was the Fourth Official at the Football League Centenary Challenge Match between Sunderland and Liverpool. He officiated on 3 occasions at Wembley: 4th Official at the 1989 FA Charity Shield Arsenal versus Liverpool; Assistant Referee at the 1992 4th Division Play-Off Final Blackpool versus Scunthorpe United; and the highlight of his domestic career was his appointment to referee the 2000 Auto Windscreen's Shield Final between Stoke City and Bristol City. Over the years, he was involved in some high profile situations: A 21-man brawl in a game between Norwich City and Crystal Palace; Sending off 5 players (a Football League record) during a game between Wigan Athletic and Bristol Rovers (4 of them from the Bristol team!)

Matches Covered (1999):
Saturday 7th August, Birmingham City v Fulham - Nationwide Football League Division 1
Tuesday 10th August, Hartlepool United v Crewe Alexandra - Worthington Cup Round 1 - 1st leg
Saturday 14th August, Preston North End v Stoke City - Nationwide League Division 2
Saturday 21st August, Chesterfield v Cambridge United - Nationwide League Division 2
Thursday 26th August, Eastwood Town v Leicester City - Friendly
Saturday 28th August, Bradford City v West Ham United - FA Premier League
Saturday 4th September, Nottingham Forest v Walsall - Nationwide League Division 1
Saturday 11th September, Sunderland v Leicester City - FA Premier League
Wednesday 15th September, Manchester City v Southampton - Worthington Cup
Saturday 18th September, Rotherham United v Rochdale - Nationwide League Division 3
Saturday 2nd October, Huddersfield Town v Sheffield United - Nationwide League Division 1
Saturday 9th October, Carlisle United v Brighton & Hove Albion - Nationwide League Division 3
Saturday 16th October, Blackburn Rovers v. Grimsby Town - Nationwide League Division 1
Tuesday 19th October, Chester City v Cheltenham Town - Nationwide League Division 3
Friday 29th October, Rushden & Diamonds v Scunthorpe United - FA Cup First Round Proper
Sunday 31st October, West Bromwich Albion v Wolves - Nationwide League Division 1
Tuesday 9th November, Oldham Athletic v Millwall - Nationwide League Division 2
Sunday 14th November, Crystal Palace v QPR - Nationwide League Division 1
Wednesday 24th November, Reading v Burnley - Nationwide League Division 2
Tuesday 30th November, Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday -Worthington Cup Round 4
Saturday 11th December, Hartlepool United v Swansea City - Nationwide League Division 3
Saturday 18th December, Portsmouth v Port Vale, Nationwide League Division 1
Sunday 26th December, Walsall v Tranmere Rovers - Nationwide League Division 1
Matches Covered (2000):
Monday 3rd January, Charlton Athletic v Nottingham Forest-Nationwide League Division 1
Saturday 8th January, Grimsby Town v Bolton Wanderers - FA Cup Fourth Round
Saturday 15th January, Wigan Athletic v Millwall - Nationwide League Division 2
Sunday 16th January, Newcastle United v Southampton - FA Premier League
Saturday 22nd January, Mansfield Town v Southend United - Nationwide League Division 3
Wednesday 2nd February, Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United - FA Premier League
Saturday 5th February, Gillingham v Stoke City - Nationwide League Division 2
Saturday 12th February, Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton - FA Premier League
Saturday 19th February, Crewe Alexandra v Ipswich Town - Nationwide League Division 1
Tuesday 22nd February, Cardiff City v Bristol City - Nationwide League Division 2
Saturday 26th February, Luton Town v Brentford - Nationwide League Division 2
Sunday 4th March, Crystal Palace v Manchester City - Nationwide League Division 1
Saturday 11th March, Bolton Wanderers v Fulham - Nationwide League Division 1
Saturday 18th March, Darlington v Swansea City - Nationwide League Division 3
Saturday 25th March, Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City - Nationwide League Division 1
Saturday 1st April, Peterborough United v Rochdale - Nationwide League Division 3
Saturday 8th April, Chester City v Carlisle United - Nationwide League Division 3
Sunday 16th April, Stoke City v Bristol City - at Wembley - Autowindscreens Shield Final
Monday 24th April, Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic - Nationwide League Division 1
Saturday 29th April, Barnet v Leyton Orient - Nationwide League Division 3
Sunday 7th May, Ipswich Town v Walsall - Nationwide League Division 1
Monday 8th May, Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End - John McGinlay Testimonial
Saturday 13th May, Millwall v Wigan Athletic - Division 2 Play-Off Semi-Final 1st Leg
Wednesday 17th May, Peterborough United v Barnet - Division 3 Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg



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