Pep Confidential

Pep Confidential
Author: Martí Perarnau
Publsiher: Birlinn
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 0857908170
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pep Confidential Book Excerpt:

Access inside the changing room and behind the scenes that any journalist or writer would kill for... Perarnau's insights are astonishing' - Graham Hunter 'Write about everything you see. Be as critical as you like' - Pep Guardiola to Martí Perarnau, Summer 2013 Martí Perarnau was given total access to Bayern Munich during season 2013-14. This book represents the first time in the modern era that a writer has got this close to one of the elite teams of world football. At the invitation of Pep Guardiola, he shadowed the Catalan, his staff and his superstar players during training and on matchdays. Bayer smashed domestic records on their way to the double, but were humiliated by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final. Perarnau was with them every step of the way. Perarnau is with Guardiola as he is courted by the world's greatest clubs during his sabbatical in New York. We hear Guardiola explain in detail the radical tactical moves which transform Bayern's season and reprogramme the players who will win the World Cup with Germany. Perarnau talks exclusively and in fascinating detail with an array of players, including Arjen Robben, Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Thiago Alc?ntara and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Pep Confidential is much more than the story of a season - it is also a lasting portrait of one of the greatest coaches in sport.

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola
Author: Martí Perarnau
Publsiher: Birlinn Ltd
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-11-04
ISBN: 0857909223
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pep Guardiola Book Excerpt:

Pep’s wife, Cristina Serra, told me, ‘I think Pep shares too much in your book. Too much tactical information. He’s very open about these things in his press conferences too. Other coaches don’t do that. Any coach who reads your book will get a complete run down of Pep’s tactics . . .’ For three extraordinary seasons, Martí Perarnau was given total access around Bayern Munich – to its players, its backroom staff, its board members and, above all, to its manager, Pep Guardiola. In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed account of Guardiola’s first full season at Bayern, Pep Confidential, Perarnau now lifts the lid on the Catalan’s whole tenure in Bavaria. Pep Guardiola: The Evolution takes the reader on a journey through three action packed seasons as Bayern smashed domestic records yet struggled to emulate that dominance in Europe, analysing Guardiola’s management style through key moments on and off the field. As the author shadows the manager and his superstar players during training and matchdays, he delivers a portrait of some of football’s most spellbinding individuals that is as enthralling as it is utterly unique. Perarnau reveals how Guardiola improved as a manager at Bayern despite failing to land the ultimate prize in European football, examines his decision to leave Germany to take up the challenge at Manchester City and how his managerial style will continue to evolve in the Premier League. This is more than the story of three seasons with one of the biggest clubs in the game, it is a portrait and analysis of a manager and the footballing philosophies that have beguiled the world.

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola
Author: Guillem Balague
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-11-15
ISBN: 1409143767
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pep Guardiola Book Excerpt:

'A must-read for anyone who's doubted Pep's influence, from handing the power to Barça's homegrown crop to never betraying his childhood romanticism of the game Four Four Two 'Balague's insightful biography presents Guardiola as a relentless perfectionist - a man obsessed with the minutiae of football, often unable to switch off' SPORT This fully updated edition of the international bestseller includes Manchester City's incredible 2017-18 league triumph Pep Guardiola is the most successful and sought-after football coach in the world. After being appointed first-team manager in 2008, he transformed Barcelona into arguably the greatest club side of all time, winning thirteen trophies in four years, and he won the Double twice in his three years in charge of Bayern Munich. He then faced his biggest challenge yet when he joined Manchester City in 2016: to turn them into a team that consistently wins in the most difficult of leagues and a regular challenger in the Champions League. But in only his second year at the club, he had turned a good side into memorable one, leading them to the Premier League title in record-breaking style . . . and doing it the Guardiola way. Guillem Balagué has followed Pep's career from the outset and has had direct access to the man and his inner circle for this updated edition. This then is the definitive portrait of Pep Guardiola and his relentless pursuit of footballing perfection.

Bar a

Bar  a
Author: Simon Kuper
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-08-12
ISBN: 1780724756
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bar a Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This is a masterfully written history of the world's greatest football club. Més que un book!' - GARY LINEKER From the bestselling co-author of Soccernomics comes the story of how FC Barcelona became the most successful football club in the world - and how that envied position now hangs in the balance. Barça is not just the world's most popular sports club, it is simply one of the most influential organisations on the planet. With almost 250 million followers on social media and 4 million visitors to its Camp Nou stadium each year, there's little wonder its motto is 'More than a club'. But it was not always so. In the past three decades, Barcelona has transformed from regional team to global powerhouse, becoming a model of sporting excellence and a consistent winner of silverware. Simon Kuper unravels exactly how these transformations took place. He outlines the organisational structure behind the club's business decisions, and details the work of its coaches, medics, data analysts and nutritionists who have revolutionised the sporting world. And, of course, he studies the towering influence of the club's two greatest legends, Johan Cruyff and Lionel Messi. Like many leading global businesses, FC Barcelona closely guards its secrets, granting few outsiders a view behind the scenes. But, after decades of writing about the sport and the club, Kuper was given unprecedented access to the inner sanctum and to the people who strive daily to keep Barcelona at the top. Erudite, personal, and capturing all the latest successes and upheavals, his portrait of this incredible institution goes beyond football to understand Barça as a unique social, cultural, and political phenomenon. "I began my research thinking I was going to be explaining Barca's rise to greatness, and I have, but I've also ended up charting the decline and fall."

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola
Author: Miquel Ángel Violan
Publsiher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN: 1782550291
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pep Guardiola Book Excerpt:

Pep Guardiola is, without a doubt, the most successful football coach and teacher of the last 10 years. He revolutionised FC Barcelona and formed a team that was one of the best in the history of the sport. Now he follows Jupp Heynckes as coach of Bayern Munich and faces the pivotal question: Will he be able to keep the team’s quality or even improve it? Pep has become a legend, and in order to understand this, it is necessary to see behind the curtain and understand the man who constitutes the Guardiola System. What are the key values and principles that form the basis of his method? How did he form a unit with such diverse football stars? What can we learn from Pep? Miguel Angel Violán manages to make the ‘unknown Guardiola’ better known and illustrates in many informing and amusing anecdotes: The Philosophy that Changed the Game!

Politeness Strategies Used by Pep Guardiola in FC Barcelona s Press Conferences

Politeness Strategies Used by Pep Guardiola in FC Barcelona   s Press Conferences
Author: Bambang S.
Publsiher: Addin Publishing
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politeness Strategies Used by Pep Guardiola in FC Barcelona s Press Conferences Book Excerpt:

Discourse Analysis

Record Breakers

Record Breakers
Author: Robert Weaver
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2021-06-07
ISBN: 1801500010
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Record Breakers Book Excerpt:

Record Breakers: The Tactics Behind Liverpool and Manchester City's Title Triumphs and Record Points Totals lifts the lid on Juergen Klopp and Pep Guardiola's tactical systems and strategies. Written by a Premier League analyst, the book focuses on the seasons when these two footballing giants registered the highest points totals in Premier League history. It compares their styles and principles of play both with and without the ball, analyses the differences in the positioning of their players and outlines their specific movement patterns, all in the context of how opposition teams attempted to defend against them. Learn how Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling were used very differently from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, how City's system got the best out of Kevin De Bruyne, and how Trent Alexander-Arnold became a unique playmaker from full-back. From 'inverted full-backs' to 'false 9s' via 'free 8s', discover how City and Liverpool's tactics reflect modern football's evolution.

The Winning Mindset

The Winning Mindset
Author: Damian Hughes
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN: 1509804382
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winning Mindset Book Excerpt:

In The Winning Mindset, Professor Damian Hughes, the acclaimed author of Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, draws on both his lifetime experience and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to reveal the best ways to create a winning mindset in both personal and professional life. Having worked with some of the top teams in the UK, and watched some of the best coaches in the country at work, Hughes distils the five keys principles that separate the best coaches and teams from the rest: Simplicity; Tripwires; Emotions; Practical; Stories: STEPS. The role of a sports-team leader is fascinating, complex and tough. Fantasy football leagues may convince us that success is all about buying players and selecting a team. In reality, it is about creating winning environments – recruiting, developing and nurturing talent, effectively communicating a shared vision with a diverse collection of individuals, delivering on enormous expectations from a range of stakeholders, overcoming significant challenges, handling pressure and staying focused throughout: a set of challenges familiar to leaders in all sectors.

Standing Alone

Standing Alone
Author: Sam Lee,Daniel Taylor,Oliver Kay
Publsiher: Polaris
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 1913538591
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standing Alone Book Excerpt:

This is the story of Manchester City's return to the top of English football as well as their journey to their first ever Champions League final as Pep Guardiola's team battle to secure their place in history. Throughout this historic season of breath-taking football, they were followed by their equivalent from the world of sports writing: a team of elite talents, assembled by The Athletic to leave all competition trailing in their wake. The result is an alchemical blend of inside access and expert analysis; great ideas and beautiful writing. City's triumph is relived in real time, in 360 degrees. Articles include profiles of each of City's title winners by their former youth team coaches; on-the-road features from the hometowns of some of their international superstars, brilliant tactics board breakdowns of key moments in the season; and exclusive interviews with players, coaches and backroom staff.

The Barcelona Way

The Barcelona Way
Author: Damian Hughes
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN: 1509804412
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Barcelona Way Book Excerpt:

'Does culture create competitive advantage? Case closed in this compelling analysis of sporting success. Read it.' – James Kerr, bestselling author of Legacy. In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Prof. Damian Hughes draws on exclusive insight into FCB as well as first-hand research from organizational psychology, to set out a method to create your own high-performance culture. At the heart of FCB’s winning culture are a set of principles, epitomized by Pep Guardiola, Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi and many other FCB legends, which govern how to nurture talent, prepare for change and provide the best environment to build a culture of sustained success. These principles: Big Picture, Arc of Change, Repetition, Cultural Architects, Authentic Leadership are at the heart of FCB’s unprecedented domination of football, and are the key to developing high-performance cultures in any team-based organisation across every industry. The Barcelona Way is a hugely practical must-read that sets out a clear plan, based on the same principles, for you to create a culture of success and get the best of yourself and your team.

The Club

The Club
Author: Joshua Robinson,Jonathan Clegg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN: 1328506452
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Club Book Excerpt:

Two veteran sports writers and editors take readers inside the history of the most-watched sports league on earth -- England's Premier League.

Mapping the Pitch

Mapping the Pitch
Author: Edward Couzens-Lake
Publsiher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-08-20
ISBN: 1782553908
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping the Pitch Book Excerpt:

This book takes an informal and entertaining look at some of the most influential football coaches and teams in the game's history as well as exploring some of the origins of football's more wellknown formations and the players who were an integral part of them. By taking an informative yet informal and entertaining look at the history and evolution of football formations and tactics, the author identifies just a few of some of the pioneering figures in the early years of the game, people like Jack Hunter, the visionary coach of Blackburn Olympic who prepared his team for a crucial match by taking them to the seaside for a few days of "...hard running on the towns famous sands as well as a regular diet of oysters, and, very strictly, no beer" and the players of Queens Park FC who conceived and played tiki-taka football over a century before Pep Guardiola and his all-conquering Barcelona players were even born. Mapping The Pitch also looks at some of the great international sides in the games history, including the Hungary team which so astonished and captivated the sporting world in the 1950's, not least because of the role played by and exceptional ability of a player very few people will have heard of today, Nándor Hidegkuti, one of the forerunners of the position that made players like Pelé, Cruyff and Maradona so revered in the modern game. It also explores the contemporary theme within the game that sees teams enter matches with a mentality of looking not to lose rather than to win, a telling but subtle difference between football today and how it was half a century and more ago, one typified by an emphasis on midfield domination and possession-one that is not so dissimilar to the priorities teams adopted in mob football in the middle ages.

The Ultimate Book of Soccer Set Pieces

The Ultimate Book of Soccer Set Pieces
Author: Tony Englund
Publsiher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 1782558772
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Book of Soccer Set Pieces Book Excerpt:

The World Cup 2018 saw a record 66 goals scored from set-piece situations (42% of the 155 total goals scored), a remarkable and emphatic statement regarding the influence of set-pieces on the modern game. Yet very little, if any, attention is paid to the influence of set-pieces in coaching literature, coaching courses, or symposiums. The Ultimate Book of Soccer Set-Pieces is the most comprehensive examination of set-piece planning on both the attacking and defending sides of the ball. It carefully and thoroughly examines the potential of all manner of restarts in soccer, from throw-ins to corner kicks and free kicks. Different activities with accompanying diagrams are provided for each set-piece, so players have the opportunity to practice both attacking and defending restarts. From simple organizational considerations to complex plays featuring many variations, this book is the tool coaches at every level need to prepare their teams to win the set-piece battle.

Soccer Transition Training

Soccer Transition Training
Author: Tony Englund,John Pascarella
Publsiher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN: 1782558160
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soccer Transition Training Book Excerpt:

The 2018 soccer World Cup highlighted the increasing emphasis on transitional awareness and tactics. From elite domestic leagues worldwide to local youth coaching clinics, there is a pronounced effort to help coaches and players recognize and seize the advantages gleaned through controlling transitional moments during a match. Soccer Transition Training is the first complete study of critical transition moments. This book offers everything coaches at any level need to help their teams dominate in transition, including transition analysis, comprehensive examination of tactical opportunities, 100 exercises to prepare coaches and players for every transitional situation, and coaching instruction. Written by two leading soccer educators, this book is the training tool all soccer coaches need to help their teams dominate on both sides of the ball!

Pep s City

Pep s City
Author: Lu Martin,Pol Ballus
Publsiher: BackPage Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN: 1909430412
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pep s City Book Excerpt:

Over three seasons in England, Pep Guardiola has built something the Premier League has never seen before: a team that dominates games like no other, scoring goals and collecting points and trophies at record-breaking pace. Throughout that journey, the Spanish journalists Lu Martín and Pol Ballús have been embedded with the club, reporting this inside account of how a phenomenal team was constructed: from the recruitment of Guardiola himself, to the backroom staff that provide the platform for his team and the superstar players that have set a new standard in British football. No other sportswriter has had this kind of access to Guardiola and his team during their three seasons in Manchester. The result is exclusive, in-depth interviews and profiles of every key figure at City, and the inside stories on the decisions that have shaped the team, including the defensive transformation that saw Guardiola change his goalkeeper and full-backs ahead of his record-breaking 100-point season of 2017-18; the dinner date with Sergio Agüero that changed the course of the City striker's career; and close-ups on every big game in the thrilling finale to the 2018-19 title race.

Graphic Sports

Graphic Sports
Author: Felix Abayateye
Publsiher: Graphic Communications Group
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2010-04-23
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Sports Book Excerpt:

Sports Management as an Emerging Economic Activity

Sports Management as an Emerging Economic Activity
Author: Marta Peris-Ortiz,José Álvarez-García,María de la Cruz Del Río-Rama
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN: 3319639072
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sports Management as an Emerging Economic Activity Book Excerpt:

This book examines the sports industry as a broad business and economic sector with an enormous influence on regional economic development. Covering topics such as sports economics, financing sports organizations, sustainability management in sports, sports tourism and doping among athletes, this book provides a timely collection of research and best practices in the areas of sports management and policy. Sports activity is a rapidly growing and evolving industry, offering numerous business opportunities--from the manufacturing of sporting equipment and activity at gyms and sports centers to revenue from sporting events and sport tourism. In order for the varied businesses across the sport industry, whether public or private, to be successful, proper management strategies and policies must be in place. This includes the knowledge of the industry, strategic planning, sector analysis, quality management and sustainable (economic and environmental) use of resources. Featuring case examples from several countries, including Spain, Turkey, Uruguay, Portugal, and Italy, this volume provides international perspectives on a wide spectrum of managerial issues across this dynamic industry.

The Global Cultural Capital

The Global Cultural Capital
Author: Mari Paz Balibrea
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN: 1137535962
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Cultural Capital Book Excerpt:

This book argues the crucial role of culture and cultural policies in defining the notion of urban citizenship in Barcelona since 1979. Through analysis of official documents, municipal publicity campaigns, sport – including the Olympic Games and Barcelona F.C – and film, Balibrea makes sense of the city as a global cultural destination and reveals how such transformation impacts local inhabitants. Scrutinizing municipal discourses on culture from the late 1970s, this interdisciplinary work unveils how ideas of the function and nature of citizenship articulate changing definitions of the city, from model to brand. Over the course of topics such as: tourism, social democracy and urban regeneration, Balibrea constructs an original argument for how the Barcelona image mobilizes neoliberal fantasies of subject transformation. A wide-ranging study, this book will be of great interest to scholars of urban geography, sociology and cultural studies.

The Blizzard The Football Quarterly Issue Nine

The Blizzard   The Football Quarterly  Issue Nine
Author: Jonathan Wilson,Philippe Auclair,David Conn,Simon Kuper,Anthony Clavane,Igor Rabiner,Tim Vickery,Ian Hawkey,Rory Smith,Davidde Corran
Publsiher: Blizzard Media Ltd
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2013-06-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blizzard The Football Quarterly Issue Nine Book Excerpt:

The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Issue Nine Contents ----------- Iran ----------- * The Vacant Lot, by Gwendolyn Oxenham—The search for a kickabout in Iran is complicated by religion and gender politics * Conflict Management, by Noah Davis—Dan Gaspar is a key part of Iran's qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014 despite holding a US passport --------------- Interview --------------- * Zbigniew Boniek, by Maciej Iwanski—The Polish great discusses Juventus, the modern game and his friendship with Michel Platini ------------------------------------------- For the Good of the Game ------------------------------------------- * The Only Way is Ethics, by Philippe Auclair- Fifa's super-cop Michael J Garcia explains his mission to wash the corruption out of football * Power Play, by James Corbett—The Asian Football Confederation's presidential elections highlight football's murky governance * Genesis, by Davidde Corran—How a tournament in China in 1988 changed women's football forever ------------- Theory ------------- * The Weight of the Armband, by Joel Richards—The Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella explains why he made Lionel Messi national captain * Pep's Four Golden Rules, by Simon Kuper—How Guardiola made Barcelona the masters of the pressing game * Taking the Initiative, by Nick Ames—Andy Roxburgh, the former Uefa technical director, on how football tactics are changing --------------- The North --------------- * City and the City, by David Conn—What does Sheikh Mansour's investment mean for the city of Manchester? * Meanwhile Back in Sunderland, by Jon Spurling—How a Tyne Tees documentary on Cup final day 1973 captured the spirit of the town * That Grandish Pile of Swank, by Anthony Clavane—Tracing Leeds United's place in the tradition of Northern Realism ------------------ Lev Yashin ------------------ * The Jersey That Wasn't Black, by Igor Rabiner—Lev Yashin's widow and Eusébio remember the great Soviet goalkeeper --------------- Polemics --------------- * Partisans and Purists, by Charlie Robinson—Do fans experience football differently to those who watch without a vested interest? * The Lager of Life, by Tim Vickery—Football is haunted by violence, but can it be blamed for it? -------------------- Past Glories -------------------- * The Nearly Men, by Ian Hawkey—Zimbabwe's nostalgia for the Dream Team of Bruce Grobbelaar and the Ndlovu brothers * The Grand Griguol, by Dan Colasimone—How El Viejo defied accusations of boringness to inspire the golden age of Ferro Carril Oeste * A Dream Denied, by Antonis Oikonomidis—But for the politics of Greek football, Ferenc Puskás might have ended up in Athens not Madrid --------------- Fiction --------------- * In Search of Punditaria, by Scott Oliver—An anthropologist heads into the jungle to discover a society founded by stranded football journalists ---------------------------- Greatest Games ---------------------------- * Bari 4 Internazionale 1, Rory Smith—Serie A, Stadio San Nicola, Bari, 6 January 1996 ------------------ Eight Bells ------------------ * Goalless Draws", by Jonathan Wilson- A selection of the best 0-0s in history

Leader

Leader
Author: Emmie Bidston,Katy Granville-Chapman
Publsiher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 1785834983
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leader Book Excerpt:

Practical, evidence-based and optimistic, Leader will inspire leaders in any setting to lead through service and empower them with the tools to help their team flourish. In this wide-ranging book, Katy Granville-Chapman and Emmie Bidston eloquently combine up-to-date research in psychology and neuroscience with inspiring examples of success to show that leadership can be learnt and that it is all about looking after your people. The book takes you on a journey to meet a diverse selection of great leaders from multiple different spheres from the sports field to the corporate world. Katy and Emmie talk you through how all of these effective leaders have become great having mastered three key lessons: know your people, love your people, and inspire your people. These three principles form the core of the book, which also features a wide range of practical activities designed to help the reader reflect on both their own and their team's points of action for future progress.