Outstanding General Writing Award

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  • Shortlisted
    The Game Of Our Lives by David Goldblatt

    In the last two decades football in Britain has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very centre of our popular culture. What does it mean when football becomes so central to our private and political lives? Has it enriched us or im …

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    O, Louis by Hugo Borst

    A personal portrait of Louis van Gaal, manager of Manchester United, by one of Europe’s foremost football writers.

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    The Race Against The Stasi by Herbie Sykes

    When the ‘Iron Curtain’ descended across Europe, Dieter Wiedemann was a hero of East German sport. A podium finisher in The Peace Race, the Eastern Bloc equivalent of the Tour de France, he was a pin-up for the supremacy of socialism over the ‘fascist’ …

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    Bobby Moore: The Man In Full by Matt Dickinson

    The definitive biography of England’s greatest footballer, and World Cup winning captain by one of the country’s most-respected football writers. Matt Dickinson traces the journey of this Essex boy who became the patron saint of English football, peeli …

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    The Second Half by Roy Keane with Roddy Doyle

    As part of a tiny elite of football players, Roy Keane has had a life like no other. In a stunning collaboration with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, The Second Half  blends anecdote and reflection in Roy Keane’s inimitable voice. The result i …

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