Ultras are often compared to punks, Hell's Angels, hooligans or the South American Barras Bravas. But in truth, they are a thoroughly Italian phenomenon...
From the author of The Dark Heart of Italy, Blood on the Altar and A Place of Refuge.
Italy's ultras are the most organised and violent fans in European football. Many groups have evolved into criminal gangs, involved in ticket-touting, drug-dealing and murder. A cross between the Hell's Angels and hooligans, they're often the foot-soldiers of the Mafia and have been instrumental in the rise of the far-right.
But the purist ultras say that they are are insurgents fighting against a police state and modern football. Only amongst the ultras, they say, can you find belonging, community and a sacred concept of sport. They champion not just their teams, they say, but their forgotten suburbs and the dispossessed.
Through the prism of the ultras, Jones crafts a compelling investigation into Italian society and its favourite sport. He writes about not just the ultras of some of Italy's biggest clubs – Juventus, Torino, Lazio, Roma and Genoa – but also about its lesser-known ones from Cosenza and Catania. He examines the sinister side of football fandom, with its violence and political extremism, but also admires the passion, wit, solidarity and style of a fascinating and contradictory subculture.
This book is a standalone, complete story. No Cliffhangers. HFN. Multiple POV.
The Dark Ice Collection contains books that are about Professional Hockey players that have very dark sides.
Alana had loved hockey all her life. When she attended a game she didn’t expect anything out of the ordinary to happen. So, she was shocked when after a game she was asked out by a player. In fact, she had been so shocked she had said No. Little did she realize that that one little word would change her life forever.
Ronan was a star. He was feared on the ice and adored by his fans. He had women falling at his feet. No one ever told him no— Until Alana.
She was about to learn that no one turned him down and got away with it. Ronan always got what he wanted. And now he wanted her.
This book is subtitled as Book One under this collection. However, each book is standalone and not related to each other in their storylines. They are published under the ‘Dark Ice Collection’ title so that readers can quickly identify my books that share the genres of Dark erotic romance and Professional Hockey.
This book is in the Dark ‘romance’ genre. It contains taboo subject matter that some readers may find disturbing.
Due to the content, this book is intended for adults 18 years and older.
A huge amount of time, planning and preparation goes into creating a world-class sprinter. Sprinting - Training, Techniques and Improving Performance is an essential guide for all athletes at the beginning or development stages of their sprint careers who are committed to running faster. The book covers all sprint events from 60metres to 400 metres, as well as the hurdles and relay; principles of biomechanics, limiting factors and potential areas of capability; training and planning; prehab and avoiding injuries; practical nutritional advice and strength and conditioning. Whatever your level, this book provides valuable advice that will help you achieve your goal. Foreword by Daley Thompson CBE. Fully illustrated with 150 colour photographs.
Indian clubs', or 'Iranian clubs' belong to a category of exercise equipment used for developing strength, and in juggling. In appearance, they resemble elongated bowling-pins, and are commonly made out of wood. They come in all shapes and sizes however, ranging from a few pounds each, to fifty pounds, and are commonly swung in certain patterns as part of exercise programs. They were often used in class formats, predominantly in Iran, where members would perform choreographed routines, led by an instructor; remarkably similar to modern aerobics classes.
This work is a reprint of a classic publication on the use of 'Indian Clubs' and along with a brand new introduction, includes a series of exercises to help you get in shape the old-fashioned way.
Are you tired of your opponents running circles around you? Do you wish you could score more goals?
Whether you want to (1) have better soccer skills, (2) kick the ball with more force and accuracy, or (3) be a valued member of your team, this book will teach you everything you need to know.
Don't let the other team embarrass you on the field.
Soccer can be one of the most rewarding games in the world. It is an extremely fun and exciting sport filled with strategy, intrigue and action. Being good at soccer can be a long road of blood, sweat, and tears, but it is all worth it when you can perform to the best of your abilities and help your team win! You will be amazed at how far a few basics skills will carry you once they are totally mastered. Build up incredible soccer skills by using the easy-to-follow detailed instructions in this book.
Keep yourself physically poised to play.
Physical conditioning is the foundation for any sport, but especially for the fast-paced game of soccer. The better your cardiovascular and muscular strength, the better will be your overall playing ability and the lower your risk of injury. I wrote this book so you would have the nutritional knowledge and the training wisdom to prepare yourself physically and mentally for the game. In this book you will find the best exercises and training plans to reach the top of your game, both in season and off.
Develop your soccer brain.
The tougher the competition, the more important it is to have your head on straight before you hit the field. You will find in this book a host of strategies you can easily apply to shape your thinking and build your confidence, so you can play at your very best. Because the game relies heavily on physical skill, it is easy to overlook the mental skills that are equally important. Sharpen your mental game and watch your playing improve.
Boost your positional skills.
Whatever position you play, there are essential skills you must have under your belt. I have provided targeted exercises and tactical notes for each position on the field. Focus on those skills and strategies, and you will soon be striking fear into the hearts of your opponents.
What will you learn about soccer?Professional mental strategies to boost your game.How to improve your striking skills.The best nutrition, supplements and foods for soccer players.Success strategies for each soccer position.Exercises and drills that will increase both your skill and strength.
You Will Also Discover:How to prepare for games the right way.How to play soccer intelligently and strategically to maximize your success potential.How to be an overall better player.How to be a highly valued team member.
Boost your soccer skills and be the star player!
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The Western world is in the grips of an Obesity Epidemic. Eating the right foods and training regularly has seen a massive upsurge in popularity in the last generation as it's become apparent that we are leading more sedentary lives.
The need to keep fit and healthy has become a thing of upmost importance...especially when we are constantly bombarded with images of healthy, strong and athletic bodies on Instagram. As a result, more and more people are now searching for information on how they can stay fit and remain healthy.
One of the fitness trends experiencing massive growth with the results it produces in a very short amount of time is Sprints & HIIT. Whether it's for competitive sports, keeping fit or just running around with the kids, sprint training has massive benefits for your mental & physical well-being.
I have written a "Brand New" book called "Speed Running". You will learn how to increase running speed & transform your body with sprint training. You will reach optimal fitness levels and increase running speed from a newbie to an expert. There's something for everyone no matter what level you're at!
Here's What You Will Find In The Guide...
* Introduction - Why Are Some People Faster Than Others?
* Overview Of Sprinting & Sprint Training
* Things To Do Before Beginning A Sprint Training Routine
* Introducing Sprinting Into A Fitness Routine
* Basic Sprint Training Routine For Beginners
* Ways To Improve Sprinting Technique
* Sprint Training Recovery
* Plyometric Training To Increase Running Speed
* Tracking Sprint Progress
* And Much More
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