Chelsea's manager has had an unprecedented career in football. At 16 he wrote to Bobby Robson criticising one of decisions. Robson challenged the teenager to back up his claim and he provided such statistical analysis that Robson was offered him a place on the club's youth coaching staff. And so began the meteoric rise of AVB. Once the protege of Robson and Mourinho, he lead Porto to an extraordinary league victory in his first season. In 2011 he moved to Chelsea winning the Barclays Trophy and all pre-season fixtures. If the winning streak continues he will leave Mourinho's shadow.
André Villas-Boas, António Luís Alves Ribeiro Oliveira, Artur Jorge (Footballer), Cândido de Olivei
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Andre Villas-Boas, Antonio Luis Alves Ribeiro Oliveira, Artur Jorge (footballer), Candido de Oliveira, Domingos Paciencia, Fernando Vaz, Gregorio Freixo, Henrique Calisto, Jesualdo Ferreira, Joao Carlos Pereira, Joao Resende Alves, Jorge Costa, Jorge Humberto, Jose Alberto Costa, Jose Maria Pedroto, Jose Romao, Juca, Manuel Machado (football manager), Mario Wilson, Nelo Vingada, Pedro Emanuel, Raul Aguas, Rogerio Goncalves, Ulisses Morais, Vitor Oliveira. Excerpt: Luis Andre de Pina Cabral e Villas-Boas (Portuguese pronunciation: ) (born 17 October 1977), known as Andre Villas-Boas and commonly referred to as AVB, is the Portuguese football manager of Tottenham Hotspur. He spent eight months as manager of Academica, one year as manager of Porto, and nine months as manager of Chelsea. He led Porto to an undefeated season in the league, winning four trophies and becoming the youngest manager ever to win a European title in the process. Unusually for a manager at the top level, he has no experience as a professional player. Born in Porto, Norte, Villas-Boas was the second child and first son of Luis Filipe Manuel Henrique do Vale Peixoto de Sousa e Villas-Boas (born 29 February 1952) and Teresa Maria de Pina Cabral e Silva (born 11 February 1951). At the age of 16 Villas-Boas found himself living in the same apartment block as Sir Bobby Robson, who was then manager of Porto. Following a debate between the two, Robson appointed Villas-Boas to Porto's observation department. Villas-Boas has spoken fluent English since childhood, as his grandmother was from Stockport. Robson arranged for Villas-Boas to obtain the FA coaching qualification, the UEFA C coaching licence in Scotland and for him to study the training methods of Ipswich Town. He later obtained his B licence, A licence and UEFA Pro Licence...
The season 2011/12 has to go down as one of the most unpredictable and exciting seasons in not just Chelsea's history but in the history of any team's season. Follow Chelsea's progress through this season that will be forever remembered for the bad and then the good by Chelsea fans. From the promise of the early weeks, the never ending Fernando Torres enigma, the infamous "high line philosophy", the hint of a return to winning ways against Manchester City and Valencia, the exiling of Alex and Anelka, the capitulation in Naples, the change in manager to redemption in F.A Cup and finally the conquering of Bayern Munich in their own Stadium in the Champions League Final. Here inside is interviews and excerpts from Andre Villas Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, John Terry, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, the opposition managers, the LMA, Premier League Official Statements and many, many more.
£80 million in debt and with financial meltdown a matter of weeks away, in July 2003 Chelsea Football Club were saved from almost certain penury by Roman Abramovich, a reclusive young billionaire that few people outside his native Russia had heard of. Making History, Not Reliving It recounts the first decade of Roman’s rule in London mirrored against a backdrop of an ever-changing, social-media-driven, angst and envy-ridden world where the revolving door of change seems to spin as fast as that of the manager’s at Stamford Bridge. Granular season-by-season detail of exactly how Chelsea amassed three league titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League in ten eventful years is entertainingly supplemented with news and entertainment bulletins and rounded off with enlightening and diverse points of view provided by a broad cross section of supporters unified by their blissful enjoyment of the desperate jealousy of rival fans now only able to relive the history that their own precious club’s once made.
Are you a life-long Spurs supporter? Is Tottenham Hotspur your local football club? Have you followed the team’s progress in the 2012/2013 season or gone to watch them play? If so, you won’t want to be without this new quiz book. Relive all the highs and lows of Spurs 2012/2013 season with the 100 challenging questions in this book, covering all aspects of the club’s performance including the players, goalscorers, away action, home games, wins, draws and losses. With a fitting foreword by Spurs TV commentator, Daniel Wynne, this book focuses exclusively on the events of the 2012/2013 season and, as all the questions centre around the club’s recent performance, this book can be enjoyed by Spurs fans of all ages. Forget those ‘before my time’ excuses and find out how much you really know about your favourite football club’s current form. So, brush up on your knowledge and impress your family and friends with the fascinating facts in The 2012/2013 Spurs Quiz Book. A must-have for all fans of Tottenham Hotspur FC.
In The League Doesn’t Lie, the 606 team have selected the most debatable topics from the world of football, from best manager to most memorable penalty, and worst haircut ever to the ultimate England team. Learn about the top ten football Tweeters. Jump on your 606 Soapbox about the best ever player. And hear about the show’s angriest calls of all time! With introductions from the 606 team for each topic, plus a foreword by Robbie Savage, The League Doesn’t Lie is the ultimate book of football trivia and opinion for Sunday League players and armchair referees alike.
Turning My Back on the Premier League is the story of one fan's football journey from the riches of the world's most popular football division, to the forgotten underbelly of the English football league.
100 Questions on the World's Most Expensive Footballer
Author: Chris Cowlin
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Gareth Bale made footballing history when Real Madrid paid an unprecedented sum for him in August 2013 and the Welsh winger has come a long way in a short while since his career began with Southampton. But just what is it that makes Gareth so sought after? What special skills does he have to attract a major international club and make them want to invest in him so heavily? The Gareth Bale Quiz Book has all the answers. What sum did Real Madrid pay for Gareth in 2013? How old was Gareth when he made his professional football debut with Southampton Football Club? In what year did he become a father? Find out by tackling the 100 questions in this quiz book. Packed with facts about Gareth’s professional and personal life, this book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the most expensive footballer on earth. This tribute will appeal to football fans of all ages as well as anyone interested in learning more about this promising young winger.
Discourses of Immortality Among the Xavante of Central Brazil
Author: Laura R. Graham
Category: Social Science
Over several centuries, the Xavante of Central Brazil have maintained an invincible sense of identity and feeling of control over historical processes, despite repeated invasions by colonists and settlers, capitalist commercial ventures, and most recently, an enormous government-sponsored agricultural project. In this discourse-centered study, Laura Graham explores how the Xavante use the ritual performance of myths and dreams to maintain their culture despite these disruptive forces. At the heart of the book is an extraordinary performance, in which a community elder tells his dream of an encounter with the creators. Graham analyzes the various components of his performance--narrative, myth-telling, song, and dance--and considers the entire community's participation in the preparations, rehearsal, and public performance of the dream, including their adaption to her presence and modern technologies. From this analysis, Graham demonstrates how the practice of myth-telling is an essential element in cultural continuity and the creation of social memory and how it also provides a kind of immortality for the myth-teller. Her findings will be of interest not only to students of South American cultures and linguistics but also to everyone intrigued by the role of myth and dreams in social life and social change.