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Our Football Books guide for Christmas gift


There’s a common assumption amongst the general population that books about football tend to be, well, crap. And unfortunately, in most circumstances, that tends to be the case. But that isn’t to say that there haven’t been some fantastic football books written over the years, whether it’s an autobiography, a book about the history of a specific club or country or even a book on tactics or training.

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5 years on – Gone but never forgotten


“When the football was great and I was playing well, I couldn’t wait to get up in the morning and that was the foundation of my life” George Best

Click on the photo for a video tribute to the legend

22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005

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United buys Nobby Stiles' medals for club museum


Calls by Manchester United fans for the club to buy some of Nobby Stiles’ football memorabilia put up for auction have been heeded when a World Cup and a European Cup medal were bought for more than £200,000 by United. A club spokeswoman  said Mr Stiles was a “club legend” and that the items were bought for the club’s museum. That decision raises a couple of interesting questions such as whether United also bought part of the collection recently auctioned by the family of George Best and if the Glazer family had any input in the decision.

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