Football and Chess

Why are football and chess 'beautiful games'? Do top football coaches read the pitch as a chess player reads the board? What is the connection between Jose Mourinho's defensive cunning and Grandmaster Wilhelm Steinitz's 'principles of defence'? The global popularity of football and chess remains unmatched by any other game. In this book, Adam Wells argues that stereotypical views of the games have concealed a deep connection between them. The first study of its kind, this book explores a rich world of tactics, psychology and aesthetics. Structural principles are analysed using real life examples to show how these connections play out on the board and in the field. This book is accessible to fans of either game, including football fans with no previous knowledge of chess. Readers will see how chess can be a pulsating, dynamic game, whilst appreciating that football shares much of the mystery and structural beauty of the world's greatest board game.

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Routledge Handbook of Football Studies

Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component of our social, cultural, political and economic life. The Routledge Handbook of Football Studies is a landmark work of reference, going further than any other book in considering the historical and contemporary significance of football around the world. Written by a team of leading sport scholars, the book covers a broad range of disciplines from history, sociology, politics and business, to philosophy, law and media studies. The central section of the book examines key themes and issues in football studies, such as the World Cup and international competition, governance and ownership, fandom and celebrity. The concluding section offers in-depth surveys of the culture and organisation of football in each of the regional confederations, from UEFA to CONCACAF. This book will be fascinating reading for any serious football fan and an essential resource for advanced students or scholars undertaking research in football or sport studies, and any practitioner or policy-maker working in football.

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Management Secrets of the New England Patriots: Achievements, personnel, teamwork, motivation, and competition

Definitive account of the 2001-2004 New England Patriots. Analyzes "success factors" responsible for three Super Bowl victories in four seasons. Entertains with humorous, insightful quotations from players, coaches, executives and owners. Essential reading for fans of Bill Belichick's Patriots and anyone seeking to build a great organization. * "Lavin makes a strong... case that the Patriots 'are a better organization than they are a team.'" (Richard Sandomir, New York Times, Jan. 22, 2005) * "Whether you're a New England fan or not, you'll be fascinated by [this] intriguing new book." (John McClain, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 30, 2005) * "Lavin has melded together fascinating quotes, statistics, and revelations that keep the reader entranced throughout the 350-page tome. A wonderful opportunity to [meet] the players, characters, and team... Lavin's remarkable story provides the recipe for championship stew." (Christopher Young, Boston Phoenix, Jan. 31, 2005) * "Fascinating." (Dave Perkins, Toronto Star, Feb. 5, 2005) * "An impressive look at what drives the team's success... It doesn't read like some wonkish, academic text." (Greg Gatlin, Boston Herald, Feb. 6, 2005) * "Timely, insightful book." (Peter Finney, Times-Picayune [New Orleans], Jan. 28, 2005) * "Required Reading... If the Colts, Steelers and any other NFL organization would like to get a jump on the Patriots, they should definitely pick up a copy." (Dan Pires and Steve DeCosta, Standard-Times [New Bedford, MA], Feb. 5, 2005) * "A great book. Having read and enjoyed other football-as-a-metaphor-for-life books such as The Packer Way by Ron Wolf, Winning the NFL Way by Bob LaMonte... and Think Like A Champion by Mike Shanahan, I can say that Management Secrets of the New England Patriots is as comprehensive and well-written a book as you can find on this subject. ...It was his intention to merge his studies of high-performance organizations and his obsession with his favorite team. This he has done most admirably." (Doug Farrar, Yahoo! Sports, Dec. 31, 2005) * "Intriguing and exhaustingly researched, Management Secrets of the New England Patriots succeeds at going beyond the headlines into the inner workings of the Kraft/Belichick aura. ...Much more than a look at the Patriots business acumen. Liberally infused with recollections from players, staff and opponents, Secrets will score in resounding fashion with fans of the three-time champions." (Ken Castro, Patriots Insider, Mar. 24, 2005) * "Fascinating read... Gives you a real insight into what goes on in making this franchise what they are. ...I really recommend it." (Ed Berliner, Comcast TV's Sports Pulse, Feb. 28, 2005) * "It's a fascinating read, and I'm sure every general manager and owner in the National Football League has rushed out to get it." (Jack Arute, Sirius Satellite Radio's NFL Rewind, May 8, 2005) * "Must Read... If the word 'management' in the title scares you or makes you think 'academic,' please take another look... A great read." (Stan Jaksina, PatsFans.com, May 30,2005) * "A stunning compendium on the Patriot Way." (Bob George, PatsFans.com, June 12, 2005)

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German Football

This topical book provides unprecedented analysis of football's place in post-war and post-reunification Germany.The expert team of German and British contributors offers wide-ranging perspectives on the significance of football in German sporting and cultural life, showing how it has emerged as a focus for an expression of German national identity and pride in the post-war era.Some of the themes examined include:footballing expressions of local, regional and national identityethnic dynamics, migrant populations and EuropeanizationGerman football'

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SBI PO Phase 2 Practice Sets Main Exam 2020

1. SBI PO Phase II Main Exam book carry 20 practice sets for the upcoming SBI PO exam. 2. Each Practice sets is prepared on the lines of online test paper 3. Previous years solved papers (2019-2015) are provided to know the paper pattern 4. Every paper is accompanied by authentic solutions. The State Bank of India (SBI) has invited applicants to recruit 2000 eligible and dynamic candidates for the posts of Probationary Officer (PO) across India. SBI PO Phase II Main Exam 2020-21 (20 Practice Sets) is a perfect source for aspirants to check on their progress. Each practice set is designed exactly on the lines of latest online test pattern along with their authentic solution. Apart from concentrating on practice sets, this book also provides Solved Papers (2019-2015) right in the beginning to gain insight paper pattern and new questions. Packed with a well-organized set of questions for practice, it is a must-have tool that enhances the learning for this upcoming examination. TABLE OF CONTENT Solved Paper 2019, Solved Paper 2018, Solved Paper 2017, Solved Paper 2016, Solved paper 1-08-2015, Model Practice Sets (1-20).

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Report ... read at the fifth (ninth) annual meeting, etc

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Oswaal CBSE Chapterwise & Topicwise Question Bank Class 12 Informatics Practices Book (For 2023-24 Exam)

Description of the product: • 100% Updated with Latest Syllabus &; Fully Solved Board Paper
Crisp Revision with timed reading for every chapter • Extensive Practice with 3000+ Questions & Board Marking Scheme Answers • Concept Clarity with 1000+concepts, Smart Mind Maps & Mnemonics • Final Boost with 50+ concept videos • NEP Compliance with Competency Based Questions & Art Integration

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Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

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Pathfinder NDA/NA National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Entrance Examination

1. Pathfinder NDA/NA Entrance Examination - prescribed under UPSC Guidelines. 2. The Self Study Guide divides the entire syllabus in 4 Major Sections 3. Provides 5 Previous Years' Solved Papers for practice 4. More than 8000 MCQs for quick revision of topics 5. Chapterwise division of Previous Years' Questions. 6. Gives deep insight of the paper pattern, its types and weightage in the exam. Mark Twain once said, “Patriotism is supporting your country all time and government when it deserves it”. The Union services commission or UPSC has released the notification of about 413 seats for the NDA/NA exam 2022. Here comes the updated edition of the Pathfinder series “NDA/NA Entrance Examination” comprehensively complete syllabus of entrance examination as prescribed by UPSC. The book has been divided into chapters that are categorized under 4 major subjects; Mathematics, General English, General Science, General Studies providing a complete coverage. Each chapter of every section has been well explained with proper theories for better understanding. More than 8000 MCQs and Previous Years’ Solved Papers are providing a deep insight for examination patterns and types of questions asked in the exam. Chapterwise Division of Previous Years’ Solved Papers are provided with well detailed answers to clarify all the doubts. This book a must have for those who aim to score high for upcoming NDA/NA Exam. TOC NDA/NA Solved Paper 2021 – 2017 (I & II), , General English, General Science, General Studies.

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