Rush released to tie in with the appointment of England legend Steven Gerrard as manager of Aston Villa, The Best of The Villans makes its debut in early December.
‘Stevie G’ began his reign with a 2-0 home win over Brighton and is due to take his Villa side to Liverpool, where he played more than 700 games for the club, on Saturday December 11th – the first time he will have returned to Anfield as a Premier League manager.
Written by Villa superfan Simon Goodyear, the alphabetical gift book is priced at £12.99 for the paperback version and £3.99 for the ebook … a perfect present for all discerning Villa fans.
Written by G2 founder and owner Jules Gammond, this new official Chelsea FC hardback 60 Seconds That Shaped The Blues is available from November priced at £10.
The fully illustrated publication highlights 60 key moments that have shaped the history of the club from the day that it was founded in the Rising Sun Public House in 1905 to the victory over Manchester City in this year’s Champions League Final.
Many of the magical moments are from the past couple of decades under the ownership of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich during which time the Blues have won two Champions Leagues, five Premierships, five FA Cups, three League Cups and two Europa Leagues.
Not that they were entirely unsuccessful before, as the Stamford Bridge trophy cabinet already included a first league title, three more FA Cups and two Cup Winners’ Cups.
Chelsea FC Women have been no less prolific, winning five league titles, two FA Cups and two League Cups.
But this book is not exclusively about triumphs, it recalls those important milestones in Chelsea Football Club’s life story, the year it was founded, the chairmen and managers who made an indelible mark over the years, the record scores and classic games, the goal scorers and legends, that have each contributed to the rich tapestry that is Chelsea FC.
Comments Gammond: ” Having been a supporter for more than 50 years, I have been privileged to have witnessed many of the highs and lows first hand, including that soggy night in Moscow when, but for a slip by captain John Terry in the penalty shoot-out, we would have won three Champions League trophies by now. And while our fans sing about being ‘carefree’ it is because we care so deeply that this collection of magical moments will bring a tear to the eye and lump to the throat of all true Blues ‘wherever you may be’.”
Tying in with the 150th anniversary of Glasgow Rangers is a new enlarged and updated A-Z featuring many of manager Stephen Gerrard’s title-winning star players as well as all the club’s legendary players and managers. Written by Robbie Mason, the hardback gift book is released on September 30th, priced at £12.99.
G2 Entertainment is rush releasing a biography of Jack Grealish, Britain’s first £100 million player, on October 29th, priced at £9.99.
The Jack Grealish Story includes details of his high-profile move to Manchester City as well as a number of the opening matches of the Premier League season 2021/22 and his impact at the Euro 2020 championships when the country was crying out for England manager Gareth Southgate to include him in the starting line-ups.
Author Simon Goodyear also looks back at his 19-year career with Aston Villa where he rose through the ranks to become captain and left the club with the best wishes of the fans who regard him as a club legend.
The world’s bestselling cricket annual.
The indispensable pocket guide to the cricket season.
The 74th edition of the Playfair Cricket Annual is packed with all the information you need to follow the cricket season in 2021, as well as a review of events during the previous Covid-impacted twelve months.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2021
The 158th edition of the most famous sports book in the world – published every year since 1864 – contains some of the world’s finest sports writing, and reflects on an unprecedented year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Writers include Lawrence Booth, Sir Garfield Sobers, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Gideon Haigh, Andy Zaltzman, Tom Holland, Duncan Hamilton, Robert Winder, Matthew Engel, Scyld Berry, Derek Pringle, Jack Leach and James Anderson. As usual, Wisden includes the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and the famous obituaries. And, as ever, there are reports and scorecards for every Test, together with forthright opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records.