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Vision Book of Football Records 2014, The by Clive Batty
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 18 May 2014
There are lots of decent fact books out at the moment. This one offers good coverage for lots of teams and nations with interesting tables and numerous photos. Likely to be best aimed at younger readers.
The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper by Jonathan Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 18 May 2014
Wilson's previous works have already marked him out as arguably the most impressive football writer of his generation. This is another stellar contribution, an enthralling history of the goalkeeper which covers so many great names from the past. From the likes of Ricardo Zamora to Lev Yashin, many notable characters are detailed in enjoyable fashion. Recommended and I look forward to Wilson's next contribution on Argentina.
The Complete History of the World Cup by Robert Fielder
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There are a huge number of books out which seek to cover the history of the World Cup. None of them offer the level of depth or detail that this one does. The match reports are exhaustive, thorough and offer a host of little observations which bring the games to life.

Of particular note were the tactical elements, offering the formations for every match and explanations of how they were significant in notable games.

While the scale is truly epic the exhaustive table of contents makes it easy to navigate and to jump from one game of note to the next.

Overall this is a hugely impressive achievement and I'm sure to refer back to it for years to come.