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Hartlepool United - A Brief History
Burnley's return - their 2009/10 Premier League results, scorers, teams, attendances

Pelé - a Brief Biography

Great Derbies Of English Football

Paul Rance's armchair memories of 11 World Cups
World Cup Memories 1970-2010

A Brief History of Napoli Football Club by Paul Rance

English Premier League, Scottish Premier League, Football League, plus Real Madrid and Luton Town, Club Honours
In 1992 the English Premier League replaced Division One to become English football's top league. Manchester United were the first club to win the Premier League and they have won it 13 times in all, which is the most by any club. Chelsea have been Premier League champions five times, Arsenal and Manchester City three times, and both Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City have been Premier League champions once.
Aberdeen
Arsenal
Aston Villa
Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers
Blackpool
Bolton Wanderers
Bradford City
Bristol City
Burnley
Cardiff City
Celtic
Charlton Athletic
Chelsea
Coventry City
Crystal Palace
Derby County
Dundee United
Everton
Fulham
Hearts
Hibernian
Huddersfield Town
Ipswich Town
Leeds United
Leicester City
Liverpool
Luton Town
Manchester City
Manchester United
Newcastle United
Nottingham Forest
Portsmouth
Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers
Rangers
Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday
Southampton
Stoke City
Sunderland
Tottenham Hotspur
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Football Books available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk

0007247117 Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough ~ Duncan Hamilton
The Last Game: Love, Death and Football ~ Jason Cowley
Hillsborough - The Truth ~ Phil Scraton
0955925304 Dynasty: Fifty Years of Shankly's Liverpool ~ Paul Tomkins

Paul Rance football-related books, published by booksmusicfilmstv.com, and available through Amazon

Introduction to 2006 World Cup Armchair Reports [Kindle Edition]
From the luxury of my armchair I watched virtually every minute of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and here's my reports on all 64 matches. The day after the final I was too ill to move. Soccer journalism is not as easy as it seems - trust me!

- Paul Rance, May 19th, 2013.

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2006 World Cup Armchair Reports
2006 World Cup Armchair Reports

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2006 World Cup Armchair Reports


England's 50 Greatest Footballers

 

England's 50 Greatest Footballers Introduction

Football fans love an argument, and I'm happy to start another one! Deciding between the two Bobbys at the top of the list was difficult enough, so whittling the list down to 50 caused a few lie downs in a darkened room.

Obviously, the 1966 World Cup winning team is well represented in this list, with eight of that side here, but it was still a difficult decision in leaving out Nobby Stiles, George Cohen and Jack Charlton - as was having to leave out the likes of Neil Franklin, Bob Crompton, Len Shackleton, Ernest 'Nudger' Needham, Billy Bassett, Charles Roberts, David Platt, Ray Clemence, Gary Neville, David Seaman, Trevor Francis, Sol Campbell, Tony Adams, Stuart Pearce, Steve McManaman, et al.

The criteria I've used to select these 50 players are their achievements, their performances for England, and, to a lesser extent, for their club (such as with John Barnes and Glenn Hoddle). How these players were/are viewed by their peers, and the media and fans who saw them were also strong factors in determining my choices.

There have been many outstanding footballers who, for whatever reason, didn't win many caps for England. The 1970s was an excellent example of this, with so many good players often overlooked. So, the choice has been devilishly difficult, but if you fancy coming up with a better list, have a go and have as much fun as I did researching and writing this book.

- Paul Rance, November, 2017.
Copyright © Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.


Three Lions Still Hurting

The near highs and miserable lows of the England football team since 1970

There have been highs in the last 44 years, notably Italia 90 and Euro 96, but England are now the biggest underachievers in international football.

Paul Rance looks at key moments in the England story from 1970 to 2014, including their performances at all the European Championships and World Cups of the last 44 years. From highlighting the outstanding Bobby Moore at the 1970 World Cup to the end of the Golden Generation, the author also selects his best England managers and players from 1970 to 2014.

Football DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk

B00004CZQH Manchester United - The Treble [DVD] [1999] ~ Manchester United FC
B001U3ZUKG Clough - The Brian Clough Story [DVD] [2009]
B001PU8DKS Liverpool's Greatest Ever Goals [DVD] [2009]
B000IMVERS Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait [DVD] [2006] ~ David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane

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