International football's most intriguing stories are the tales of what might have been, those seemingly insignificant incidents that would have had the largest unforeseen effects. Imagine That... Messi is unable to afford growth hormone treatment ... and Spanish football loses its charitable nature Techlogy helps prevent decades of human error in football ... and West Germany claims victory at Wembley in 1966 Substitutions are never introduced to football ... and the game is rid of greed and disloyalty Engaging, contentious and compulsively readable, each book in this new series takes the reader on a historical flight of fancy, imagining the consequences if history had gone just that little bit differently.
Michael Sells is a historian educated at the University of Chester. Captivated by history from a young age, he is especially interested in Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation and 1960s and 70s football. Outside of history, his passions include dystopian novels, animal sanctuaries and lower-league football. Born in the South East of England, he now lives in Cambridge and the Imagine That titles are his first books.