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Motty: Forty Years in the Commentary Box

by John Motson

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ISBN: 9780753518137
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From reporting on the exploits of the giant-killing Hereford team in the 1972 FA Cup that made his name on Match of the Day, to the estimated twenty-million viewers who tuned in to his commentary on England's match with Portugal at the 2006 World Cup, Motson's time in the commentary box has delivered some unforgettable anecdotes.
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  • Paperback
    $25.98
ISBN: 9780753518137
ANNOTATION:
From reporting on the exploits of the giant-killing Hereford team in the 1972 FA Cup that made his name on Match of the Day, to the estimated twenty-million viewers who tuned in to his commentary on England's match with Portugal at the 2006 World Cup, Motson's time in the commentary box has delivered some unforgettable anecdotes.

Annotation

From reporting on the exploits of the giant-killing Hereford team in the 1972 FA Cup that made his name on Match of the Day, to the estimated twenty-million viewers who tuned in to his commentary on England's match with Portugal at the 2006 World Cup, Motson's time in the commentary box has delivered some unforgettable anecdotes.

Publisher Description

From Ronnie Radford to Wayne Rooney, John Motson's knowledge and passion for football are unrivalled. In Motty, he shares his story for the first time and guides us through a career which has spanned forty years and over 2,000 matches. From reporting on the exploits of the giant-killing Hereford team in the 1972 FA Cup that made his name on Match of the Day, to the estimated twenty-million viewers who tuned in to his commentary on England's match with Portugal at the 2006 World Cup, Motson's time in the commentary box has delivered some unforgettable anecdotes. In dozens of fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, we hear about the greatest matches he has watched and the greatest players and managers he has been privileged to know. Many of them are the icons of the game; Bill Shankly, Alex Ferguson, Brian Clough, Alf Ramsey, and Matt Busby, amongst countless others.Motty is essential reading for anyone who has grown up with the undisputed voice of football.

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'John Motson has for many years been the undisputed true voice of English football' Sir Bobby Robson From Ronnie Radford to Wayne Rooney, John Motson's knowledge and passion for football are unrivalled. In Motty , he guides us through a career which has spanned forty years and over 2,000 matches. In countless behind-the-scenes stories, we hear about the greatest matches he has watched and the greatest players and managers he has been privileged to know. He also reveals what he thinks have been the best games, goals and teams and gives us his take on the massive changes that are still transforming football today. 'There is no doubting Motty is a footie hero' News of the World 'John Motson is an institution and his commentaries on Match of the Day are part of the fabric of football' Metro

Author Biography

John Motson is the nation's best-known football commentator. The son of a Methodist minister, he became a junior member of the Match of the Day staff in 1971 and soon became one of its key commentators. Since 1979, he has been the BBC's main TV commentator for major cup finals. He continues to work for Match of the Day and BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2001 he received an OBE for services to sports broadcasting.

Review

"Motson has been the finest television football commentator for the best part of 25 years, and perhaps ever" -- Rod Liddle The Times 20080518 "Football's grand master of the microphone" -- Lee Clayton Daily Mail 20061007 "Motty's sheepskin coat has become a trademark almost as familiar as Kenneth Wolstenholme's "They think it's all over ... it is now" as Geoff Hurst completed his World Cup Final hat-trick in '66" Harry Harris 20060513 "John Motson is the nation's-favourite, statto-mad, sheepskin-wearing voice of football" -- Barney Ronay Guardian 20071015 "We'd be lost without Motty's unique insights." Martin Kelner

Review Text

Motson has been the finest television football commentator for the best part of 25 years, and perhaps ever

Promotional "Headline"

The legendary voice of football tells his story in this stunning paperback package published to coincide with the 2010 World Cup

Product Details

Author
John Motson
Short Title
MOTTY
Pages
352
Publisher
Virgin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0753518139
ISBN-13
9780753518137
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2010
Subtitle
Forty Years in the Commentary Box
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2x8 pp colour sections
Publication Date
2010-05-20
Audience
General/Trade