Scotland's Sporting Curiosities

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In one sense, this book is about the nation of Scotland since it concentrates on the distinguished achievements of Scottish sportsmen and women both at home and abroad, but it is also liberally peppered with some of the more unusual stories connected with Scottish sport, making it both an essential book of reference for the serious sports historian and an entertaining read for the amateur. Craig's unique style and presentation, allied with his superb professional knowledge, make it a fascinating window into the ...

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Overview

In one sense, this book is about the nation of Scotland since it concentrates on the distinguished achievements of Scottish sportsmen and women both at home and abroad, but it is also liberally peppered with some of the more unusual stories connected with Scottish sport, making it both an essential book of reference for the serious sports historian and an entertaining read for the amateur. Craig's unique style and presentation, allied with his superb professional knowledge, make it a fascinating window into the Scots and their sporting world, and ranges from the earliest times right up to the 2004 Olympics.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781841583365
  • Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Jim Craig is ideally suited to assessing and recording the quality of players, the expertise of managers and all the fascinating historical facts and statistics connected with football. However, he also has a first-rate knowledge of the whole range of sports in Scotland, from bowling, boxing and climbing to sailing, snooker and swimming. He is also a gifted storyteller with a keen eye for detail and an ear for a humorous tale. In this wide-ranging collection of sporting stories he selects some of his favourite anecdotes. As a legendary Celtic player under the stewardship of the great Jock Stein from 1965 to 1972, he was one of the Lisbon Lions who beat Inter Milan to win the European Cup in 1967. He currently lives in Glasgow.

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