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The Talent Lab The secrets of creating and sustaining success By Owen Slot

Release date: 27th April, 2017
Publisher: Ebury Press

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The turnaround in Great Britain’s Olympic fortunes since Atlanta in 1996 has been nothing short of dramatic. From a miserable return on investment 21 years ago, in 2012, Team GB were third in the medal table; at last year’s Rio Olympics, they took second place. Yet, as Slot shows, it wasn’t as though sport was starved of cash between 1996-2012. (read review)

Quiet Leadership By Carlo Ancelotti

Release date: 13th April, 2017
Publisher: Penguin

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Carlo Ancelotti’s Quiet Leadership is one of the very best books on football management ever written. His style has never been described as tyrannical or demonstrative; nor is he an advocate of what might be called the ‘drama queen approach’ to managing a football team. (read review)

Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British Football’s Greatest Manager By Ian Herbert

Release date: 04th May, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport

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No British football manager has lifted three European Cups, yet it’s fair to say that Bob Paisley, who did so at Liverpool, has never received the praise he deserved. He never complained, but just got on with his job, nurturing and recruiting outstanding footballers, almost all of whom were leaders and ensuring they played simple football. “Play the way you’re facing,” was a standard Paisley refrain, an effective tactic that often produced scintillating football and remarkable success. (read review)

When Lions Roared: The Lions, the All Blacks and the legendary tour of 1971 By Tom English & Peter Burns

Release date: 15th May, 2017
Publisher: Arena Sport

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In 1971, Carwyn James’ British and Irish Lions side endured a twenty-four-match tour, including a four-Test series against the All Blacks, then, as now, the best side on the planet. No Lions team had ever defeated New Zealand in a Test series; since 1904, six had tried, but none had succeeded.... (read review)

The Captain Class: The Hidden Force Behind the World’s Greatest Teams By Sam Walker

Release date: 18th May, 2017
Publisher: Ebury Press

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In an age when the captain’s armband is sometimes lobbed across to a player unlikely ever to be deemed a natural commander, there are several instances of sporting leadership. (read review)

The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods By Frank Strack

Release date: 11th June, 2017
Publisher: Pursuit Books

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We have a copy of THE HARDMEN to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: How many times did Eddie Merckx win the Tour de France? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 28TH June 2017 (read review)

The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory By David Bolchover

Release date: 01st June, 2017
Publisher: Biteback

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Béla Guttmann could justifiably be called football’s first ‘super coach’, a man acutely aware of his own worth, but the tactical abilities which saw him employed by more than twenty clubs during a career that stretched well into his sixties, was only part of his incredible story. His willingness to travel in order to further his football career earned him the nickname “Wandering Jew” (too rarely used in jest), yet his Jewishness is integral to this remarkable and well-researched tale. (read review)

Bunce’s Big Fat Short History of British Boxing By Steve Bunce

Release date: 01st June, 2017
Publisher: Bantam

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Britain won five boxing gold medals at the last three summer Olympics; we collected two in the previous twelve Games. Although that seems like more of an exciting revival rather than a revolution, revisiting the biggest fights in the last half century, from those that attracted more than 20 million terrestrial television viewers, to others determined by crooked judges and hostile crowds, reminds us that boxing’s trajectory has been heading upward for some time. (read review)

Tom Simpson: Bird On A Wire By Andy McGrath

Release date: 12th June, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport

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We have a copy of BIRD ON A WIRE to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: Who won the 1967 Tour de France? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 28TH June 2017 (read review)

The Love of the Game: The Agonies and Ecstasies of Parenting and Sport By Mark Chapman

Release date: 10th June, 2017
Publisher: W & N

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We have a copy of THE LOVE OF THE GAME to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: Who won Great Britain’s first swimming gold at the 2016 Olympic Games? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 28TH June 2017 (read review)



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SBOTM Current Top 10

The Talent Lab The secrets of creating and sustaining success By Owen Slot
Ebury Press
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Quiet Leadership By Carlo Ancelotti
Penguin
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Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British Football’s Greatest Manager By Ian Herbert
Bloomsbury Sport
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When Lions Roared: The Lions, the All Blacks and the legendary tour of 1971 By Tom English & Peter Burns
Arena Sport
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The Captain Class: The Hidden Force Behind the World’s Greatest Teams By Sam Walker
Ebury Press
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The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods By Frank Strack
Pursuit Books
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The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory By David Bolchover
Biteback
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Bunce’s Big Fat Short History of British Boxing By Steve Bunce
Bantam
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Tom Simpson: Bird On A Wire By Andy McGrath
Bloomsbury Sport
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The Love of the Game: The Agonies and Ecstasies of Parenting and Sport By Mark Chapman
W & N
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