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True Professional The Clive Sullivan Story By James Oddy

Release date: 01st September, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Clive Sullivan was born in Splott, a respectable working class area of Cardiff, similar in demographic make-up to that of many northern towns and cities where he would eventually make his living, not as though the 13-man version of rugby was readily embraced deep in the heart of 15-man territory. Oddy weaves an engaging history of rugby league with that of Clive Sullivan’s remarkable sporting career, dovetailing these two strands of his tale with biography and interviews. He is right to suggest that “Sullivan’s career is a microcosm of rugby league.” (read review)

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The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-Rich Owners By James Montague

Release date: 24th August, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport

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There was a time when football clubs were owned by a local businessman, usually one who had made his money by building and developing a nearby enterprise which generally employed large numbers of local people. (read review)



Competition

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Fearless Freddie The Life and Times of Freddie Mills By Christopher Evans

Release date: 16th September, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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We have a copy of FEARLESS FREDDIE to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: In which city were the notorious Kray twin born? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 27th September 2017 (read review)

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