FOUR LONGLISTED FOR SPORTS BOOK AWARDS
We’re delighted to announce that four of our titles have been longlisted for awards at The Sports Book Awards 2022 in association with The Sunday Times.
My Seventy Years Of Spurs, The Miracle and West Midlands Turf Wars are vying for the Football Book of the Year award, and Love of the Game is in the running for Autobiography of the Year.
Congratulations to our longlisted authors Norman Giller, Vasilis Sambrakos, Steve Tongue and Ricky Hill and Adrian Durham.
This is the 20th Sports Book Awards and the first with new media partner The Sunday Times. The event takes place at the Kia Oval on Thursday 26 May.
Read on to learn about our longlisted titles.
Love of the Game
Ricky Hill was a legend at Luton and became only the fourth black player to represent England. As a coach, he has won trophies and awards overseas but has been overlooked in his home country. In Love of the Game, he lifts the lid on how the decision-makers in English football have ignored him and other black coaches. Explosive and revelatory!
My Seventy Years of Spurs
My Seventy Years of Spurs is Norman Giller's unique story of Tottenham Hotspur over seven decades, from when he first saw their 'push and run' side win the league title in 1950/51. Introduced by club legend Steve Perryman, My Seventy Years of Spurs is an informative insight into the club by a renowned sportswriter who truly knows his Spurs.
The Miracle is the inside story of one of the greatest sporting achievements in history, revealing how rank outsiders Greece won the 2004 European Football Championship. Vasilis Sambrakos has interviewed all the key protagonists to bring you their remarkable untold story.
West Midlands Turf Wars
The latest volume in the Turf Wars series tells the story of a region where local rivalries like those between Aston Villa and Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion and Wolves, and Stoke City and Port Vale go back over 130 years. From the region's biggest clubs to the non-league, this is a story filled with colourful characters.