EXCITING NEW TITLES ADDED FOR AUTUMN
Pitch Publishing are thrilled to announce three late additions for publication this coming autumn – books which will be of particular interest to fans of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
As the UK’s leading independent sports publisher we are delighted to have added these three very exciting new titles, working with four critically acclaimed authors writing about three of the world’s biggest football clubs.
Jeff Goulding’s We Conquered All of Europe: Red Odyssey II follows his hugely successful first book Red Odyssey: Liverpool 1872–2017 – published with Pitch during the club’s 125th anniversary season.
Full of drama, it grips the reader with emotional accounts of incredible footballing moments from the whole of the Klopp era, from his arrival up until the crowning of Liverpool as the Kings of Europe.
Using first-hand accounts from a variety of perspectives – fans, former players and journalists – We Conquered All of Europe charts the re-emergence of Liverpool as one of European football’s most feared teams and finishes with a street-level view of the greatest sporting homecoming in Merseyside football history.
Jeff Goulding is a Liverpool-born author, with more than 40 years’ experience of supporting the Reds from the iconic Spion Kop.
He also wrote the brilliant part-fact, part-fiction epic Stanley Park Story, currently being rewritten as a stage play. It gives a fascinating insight into the Merseyside derby and its history, told through the eyes of two families – one red, one blue.
Martin Cloake and Alex Fynn’s One Step from Glory: The Story of Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League Campaign 2018/19 tells the story behind Spurs’ best-ever season in Europe's premier club competition.
Supported by some of the best sports writing from an array of top national newspapers’ Spurs match reports from across the season, Cloake and Fynn’s expert analysis of the campaign provides fascinating insight into one of the club’s most successful and certainly the most eventful season in a 137-year history.
The book concludes with the Champions League Final – and takes an important look to the future and what it might hold for Spurs.
Alex Fynn is a former Saatchi & Saatchi executive who has advised the FA and several Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, on media and marketing. He has written extensively on Spurs and Arsenal, and is the author of Arsénal: the Making of a Modern Superclub.
Martin Cloake is the co-author of A People's History of THFC and The Boys from White Hart Lane. A season-ticket holder, Martin has travelled to watch the team since 1978.
Thirty years ago, Michael Knighton almost bought Manchester United for a giveaway price of £10 million, and Phillip Vine’s new book Visionary tells that story in a riveting, page-turning style.
Written with access to Knighton and via a series of interviews with the author, the book provides a fascinating insight into one of the most intriguing periods in Manchester United’s history, with the club on the verge of a dominance of English football never seen before. It tells the inside story of the most notable football entrepreneur of a generation.
It’s well known that Knighton spurned the opportunity to complete the purchase. Instead, he joined the board of the Old Trafford club and watched as his ideas for a commercial revolution were put into action.
Visionary argues that Knighton’s radical ideas promoted Manchester United to the position of richest football club sporting brand on the planet, and his unacknowledged axis with Alex Ferguson forged a shift in the football club’s fortunes on the field of play, as United went on to win Premier League title after title, cup after cup, and conquer Europe. Sam Wallace of the Daily Telegraph calls it ‘one of the great football stories of our time’.
Author Phillip Vine is a former literary editor, ghostwriter and poet. His short stories have been published by Solaris and won prizes and commendations in international competitions.