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Frode Scheie hadde alt på stell. Som håndballkeeper har spilt 105 landskamper og vært proff i Tyskland. Han dekket 32 mesterskap som TV-ekspert og var sportssjef i Golfforbundet. Så raknet alt.Bak TV-lampene var det et mørke. Mellom smil og studioprat kjempet Scheie en kamp på vikende front - mot spilleavhengighet. Det økonomiske uføret han havnet i, førte ham langt utenfor lovens grenser. Da avsløringen kom, var fallet brutalt. Scheie så ingen annen løsning enn å ta sitt eget liv.Han ble reddet i siste sekund. En telefonoppringning ble starten på veien ut av det totale mørket. Så begynte en ny kamp - den seige kampen for å finne et nytt fotfeste.Stadig flere rammes av spillavhengighet, med all elendigheten den fører med seg. Når Scheie for første gang står frem med sin historie, er det i håp om å kunne hjelpe andre i samme situasjon.
Dette er en bok om sjakken slik den var. Om sjakken før datamaskinene endret spillet globalt, og før Magnus Carlsen gjorde sjakk til allemannseie i Norge. Dette er fortellingen om sjakken på 1980-tallet og framover, sett gjennom Simen Agdestein, som hadde evner på sjakkbrettet vi aldri hadde sett i norsk sjakk, og som måtte gjøre umulige valg mellom livets fristelser og kallet som sjakkspiller. Jo hardere sjakk-Norge prøvde å dra ham mot brettet, jo mer strittet han mot.Tilfeldigvis var Agdestein ikke bare i verdenstoppen i sjakk, men også på landslaget i fotball. Slik skapte Agdestein «den norske sjakkskolen», der sjakk er sport. Han skulle selvsagt ha fått Egebergs ærespris (slik morfaren hans fikk) - isteden fikk han æren av å oppdage og dyrke fram talentet til ni år gamle Magnus.Gjennom dagboknotater og unikt arkivmateriale gir boka et innblikk i sjakkspillerens innerste tanker, hengivenheten til spillet og sårbarheten i sinnet som kjennetegner ekte sjakkspillere på alle nivåer. Samtidig er boka en skildring av en forgangen tid, fra originalene i sjakklubben til de største personlighetene i internasjonal sjakk.
Odd Iversen er en legende i norsk fotball. Han spilte uten nåde, han levde uten nåde. Og ble en helt for generasjoner av fotballfans. «Æ skåre tre», kunne Ivers utbasunere før kampstart, og han holdt det han lovet. Matchvinnermålet borte mot Frankrike i 1968 er skrevet inn i fotballhistorien med gullskrift, det samme er de 30 skåringene på 18 kamper for RBK i samme sesong. Navnet hans lever side om side med Tom Lund, Ole Gunnar Solskjær og Erling Braut Haaland.Bak den selvsikre fasaden var det en annen Ivers som ikke klarte å kontrollere hverdagslivet like elegant som lærkula. Etter 18 år i Rosenborg, Racing Mechelen, Vålerenga og på landslaget, ventet tunge dager vekk fra flomlyset. Rosenborg fikk ham hjem til Brakka, men skadene fra en tøff karriere, kombinert med en ustabil livsstil, gjorde at livet aldri ble det samme.
'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon Hill
"e;Sheer joy!"e; - Patrick Barclay"e;Fascinating, funny and poignant."e; - Henry Winter"e;Brilliant, non-judgemental, superbly researched and anecdote-laden."e; - Guillem Balague"e;Wonderfully evocative."e; - Michael Cox, The Athletic"e;Cracking tales from the terraces amid betrayal in the boardrooms."e; - Tim Marshall, author of "e;Dirty Northern B*st*rds!"e; and Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain's Football Chants"e;If 1970s football is due a reappraisal, Get It On is an exhilarating place to start."e; - Tom Lines, When Saturday Comes***Four years after the crowning glory of 1966 and a decade after the abolition of the maximum wage, a brash new era dawned in English football. As the 1970s took hold, a new generation of larger-than-life footballers and managers came to dominate the sport, appearing on television sets in vivid technicolour for the first time.Set against a backdrop of three-day weeks, strikes, political unrest, freezing winters and glam rock, Get It On tells the intriguing inside story of how commercialism, innovation, racism and hooliganism rocked the national game in the 1970s. Charting the emergence of Brian Clough, Bob Paisley and Kevin Keegan, and the fall of George Best, Alf Ramsey and Don Revie, this fascinating footballing fiesta traces the highs and lows of an evolutionary and revolutionary era for the beautiful game.Jon Spurling has been interviewing footballers for twenty-five years, including legends George Best and Jack Charlton, European Cup-winning captains Emlyn Hughes and John McGovern and pioneering black footballers Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson. Get It On presents these heroes of the era in their unvarnished and uncompromising glory and explores how the 1970s was the most groundbreaking decade in English football history.
The autobiography of one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.
One of the most talked-about and bestselling books of last year, this is the no-holds-barred autobiography of a sporting legend driven to the brink of self-destruction
The first full biography of one of the most controversial champions of the Tour de France, Jan Ullrich.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool Football Club are champions of England, Europe and the World. 'Robbo: Now You're Gonna Believe Us' is the inside story of their record-breaking season as seen through the eyes of their popular left-back Andrew Robertson, revealing the Anfield dressing room secrets behind their remarkable success.
Ever wondered what it's REALLY like to be a Premier League footballer?
What Doesn't Kill Us is a captivating book written by the talented author, Scott Carney. Published in 2019 by Scribe Publications, this book falls under the genre of non-fiction. The book takes the reader on an intriguing journey, exploring the boundaries of human endurance. The author challenges conventional wisdom and pushes the limits of the human body, showing how much we can endure, both physically and mentally. This book is not just a tale of survival, but also a testament to the extraordinary capabilities of the human body. It's a must-read for anyone interested in pushing their limits and understanding what the human body is truly capable of. Published by Scribe Publications, this book is a testament to their commitment to bringing quality literature to readers. Written in English, What Doesn't Kill Us is a remarkable exploration of human endurance.
The authorised biography of cult hero Finnish Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkoenen - the closest thing we'll ever get to his autobiography.
He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.
The long-awaited autobiography of Patrice Evra, former captain of Manchester United and France
Carlo Ancelotti is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo.In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.
Brought to you by Penguin. *The Sunday Times Bestseller*Train with the Fittest Man on Earth - 5-time CrossFit Champion Mat Fraser.No matter your level of fitness, no matter if you've never attempted CrossFit before, this book is your total training manual.No one can say they're a better all-around athlete than Mat Fraser. Weightlifting, gymnastics, kettlebells, running, swimming, rowing, Strongman: he's relentlessly trained them all, so you don't have to.In this ground-breaking book, Fraser reveals the secrets of his success to help you transform your own body and mind. Structured into sections on strength, endurance, speed, coordination, mental and recovery, Mat shares workouts, techniques, recipes and advice. From push-ups to sprints, rope climbs to deadlifts, high-knee drills to swimming intervals, the book showcases CrossFit's uniquely wide-ranging and infinitely scalable approach to exercise. There is tailored advice for beginners, intermediates and advanced athletes.So listen to this book at the gym. Write down your personal records and the techniques you need to master. And most of all, do the workouts. Because Mat Fraser can promise you this: hard work pays off. Mat Fraser 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022
A major biography of the greatest men's tennis player of the modern era.
During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the 'Zen master' half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players nature, not their egos, fear, or greed.This is the story of a preacher s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hyper-competitive world of professional sports on its head.In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he:- Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s- Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title- Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync- Inspired Dennis Rodman and other 'uncoachable' personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves- Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Fever Pitch, by Nick Hornby read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. As a young boy, growing up in the Home Counties and watching his parents marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby had little sense of home. Then his dad took him to Highbury. Arsenals football ground would become the source of many of the strongest feelings hed ever have: joy, humiliation, heartbreak, frustration and hope. In this now-classic book, he vividly depicts his troubled relationship with his father, his time as a teacher, and his first loves (after football), all through the prism of the game, as he insightfully and brilliantly explores obsession, and the way it can shape a life.
Updated to include the Champions League Victory 2019 It is the intensity of the football, of how the people live football in Liverpool, all the Liverpool fans around the world. It is not a normal club, it is a special club. J rgen KloppJ rgen Klopp is the charismatic German manager who single-handedly overthrew the accepted order in German football, taking Borussia Dortmund from nowhere to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and the Champions League final. He had long been admired in the Premiership and was finally wooed by Liverpool in the belief he could bring back the glory days to the Kop. Klopp is revered as a master tactician with his own unique playing philosophies. He is loved by his players for his passion and man-management skills, and adored by fans for his charm, wit and exciting football on the pitch. In 2019, Klopp cemented his name in the history books by returning Liverpool to Champions League glory. Here is the definitive story of J rgen Klopp - the normal one - and his footballing genius.
Standing at 6'3 he weighs almost 30 stone, and to make it through his hellish four-hour gym sessions he needs to eat a minimum of 10,000 calories a day. This is a visceral story of sporting achievement, an athlete pushing himself to the limits, and the personal journey of a man on the path to becoming being the best of the best.