Football: A Short History (Shire Books, 2011).
The Association Game: A History of British Football (Longman, 2008).
The Leaguers: The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900-1939 (Liverpool University Press, 2005).
Moving with the Ball: The Migration of Professional Footballers (Berg, 2001), with Pierre Lanfranchi.
Edited special issues
'Sport, Recreation and British Labour', Special Issue of Labor History, 55, 5, 2014 (forthcoming), with Dave Dee.
'Sport and Global History', Special Issue of Journal of Global History, 8, 2, July 2013.
'Sport in London', Special Issue of London Journal, 34, 2, July 2009.
Articles and Book Chapters
'Sport and Civilian Morale in Second World War Britain', Journal of Contemporary History, 53, 2, 2018, 315-338.
Les joueurs de football sont-ils des esclaves? Conditions d'emploi dans le milieu du football professionnel en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles (1945-1961), Le Mouvement social, Janvier-Mars 2016, 47-68.
'The People's Game and the People's War: Football, Class and Nation in Wartime Britain, 1939-45', Historical Social Research, 40, 4, 2015, 270-97.
'Parallel Fields: Sports History and Labour History', International Journal of the History of Sport, 32, 15, 2015, 1769-74.
'Trade Unionism in British Sport, 1920-1964', Labor History, 55, 5, 2014, 622-37.
‘The Transatlantic Migration of Sporting Labour, 1920-1939’, Labour History Review, 79, 2, 2014, 167-200.
'Mobility, Migration and History: Football and Early Transnational Networks' in R. Elliott and J. Harris (eds), Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players (Routledge, 2014), with Pierre Lanfranchi.
'Sport, Transnationalism and Global History', Journal of Global History, 8, 2, July 2013, 199-208.
'The Global Ring? Boxing, Mobility and Transnational Networks in the Anglophone World, 1890-1914', Journal of Global History, 8, 2, July 2013, 231-55.
‘“It’s Nice to Belong”: Boxing, Heritage and Community in London’ in J. Hill, K. Moore and J. Wood (eds), Sport, History and Heritage: Studies in Public Representation (Boydell Press, 2012), with Neil Skinner.
'Football's Engineers? British Football Coaches, Migration and Intercultural Transfer, c.1910-c.1950s', Sport in History, 20, 1, March 2010, 138-63.
'Mass-Observation, Sport and the Second World War' in R. Snape and H. Pussard (eds), Recording Leisure Lives: Sports, Games and Pastimes in C20th Britain (LSA Publications, 2010).
'Boxers United: Trade Unionism in British Boxing in the 1930s', Sport in History, 29, 3, September 2009, 457-78.
'Round the London Ring: Boxing, Class and Community in Interwar London', London Journal, 34, 2, July 2009, 139-62.
'From Source to Subject: Sport, History and Autobiography', Journal of Sport History, 35, 3, Fall 2008, 469-91.
'Global Players? Football, Migration and Globalization, 1930-2000', Historical Social Research, 31, 1, 2006, 7-30.