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Cover of Tales of South American Football

Passion, revolution and glory


For many, South America epitomises most of what we love about football. Tales of South American Football - Passion, Revolution and Glory by Jorge Knijnik weaves the fabric of culture and sport in 13 chapters that give the reader a path into the region's modern history and social realities. 

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"Get Your T*ts Out for the Lads" shortlisted for Football Book of the Year

"Get Your T*ts Out for the Lads" shortlisted for Football...


One of our books has been shortlisted for the prestigious Football Book of the Year as part of the 2024 Sports Book Awards sponsored by Charles Tyrwhitt in association with The Sunday Times. We are thrilled for author Sally Freedman and her book, "Get Your T*ts Out for the Lads". 
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Vale Ron Lord, Socceroos Cap #144

Vale Ron Lord, Socceroos Cap #144


Our farewell and tribute to goalkeeper Ron Lord who died aged 94 on 8th April 2024, and who played 13 internationals between 1951 and 1964.
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Women in sport, football, business, and publishing

Women in sport, football, business, and publishing


Earlier this month on International Women's Day we released three books which further demonstrate our commitment to women: women in sport, women in football, women in business and, of course, women in literature and publishing.
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Simply the Best

Simply the Best


George Best Down Under delves into the four tours to Australia by the iconic George Best, one of world football’s greatest legends, chronicling Best’s trips to Australia starting with the tour by Manchester United in 1967, one year before United won the European Cup and Best the Ballon d’Or.
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Ten short stories about 'football people'

Ten short stories about 'football people'


The second of our football books released in March is available now. When Mum and Dad See Me Kick from Stuart Thomas comprises ten thoughtfully crafted short stories that demonstrate that the 'beautiful game' is home to the world's biggest community. 
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Football double-header this month!

Football double-header this month!


Join us for the launch of When Mum and Dad See Me Kick by Stuart Thomas and The Yawning Giant by Mark Bowman at Gleebooks, 181a Glebe Point Road, Glebe on Tuesday March 28th, 2023.
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Congratulations Awer Mabil - Young Australian of the Year

Congratulations Awer Mabil - Young Australian of the Year


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Vale Pelé: A champion on and off the pitch

Vale Pelé: A champion on and off the pitch


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Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Craig Goodwin

Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Craig Goodwin


The second of our exclusive extracts on Australia's World Cup goalscorers - this time Craig Goodwin.
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Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Mathew Leckie

Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Mathew Leckie


An exclusive extract on Mathew Leckie, 2022 World Cup goalscorer, from the Encyclopedia of Socceroos Centenary Edition 1922 to 2022 by Andrew Howe.
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November is World Cup month at Fair Play Publishing!

November is World Cup month at Fair Play Publishing!


40 days to go to the 2022 World Cup, and 40 days until we unleash our World Cup book offerings.
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Seeking Emerging Women Writers

Seeking Emerging Women Writers


Emerging Women Writers initiative as part of the 2023 Football Writers Festival.
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Burning Ambition lights a fire for football football fans 100 years later

Burning Ambition lights a fire for football football fans 100...


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Socceroos turn 100 in June and we're celebrating!

Socceroos turn 100 in June and we're celebrating!


Vegemite, Yankee Stadium, Vitamin D tablets, comic books, centre court at Wimbledon, the blender, and the BBC. Just some of the objects and institutions of our lives that turn 100 this year - along with the team we now know and love as the Socceroos. Join us as we celebrate with a book and football in the pub!
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How much do you love reading?

How much do you love reading?


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Happy 100th Wynnum Wolves!

Happy 100th Wynnum Wolves!


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Football, Fiction, Life - and a new Gift Card

Football, Fiction, Life - and a new Gift Card


It's been a busy year for us at Fair Play Publishing. We've published eight books during an extended Covid lockdown, taking our total to 26 books on football that wouldn't have existed without us. Some might think a lockdown would make it easy - what else is there to do besides work?
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Wynnum Wolves FC celebrate their centenary!

Wynnum Wolves FC celebrate their centenary!


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