A Great Face for Radio: The Adventures of a Sports Commentator

A Great Face for Radio: The Adventures of a Sports Commentator

by John Anderson

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A Great Face for Radio: The Adventures of a Sports Commentator by John Anderson

Nominated as Best New Writer at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards, John Anderson tells the tale of how a humble insurance clerk from Guildford came to rove the world covering some of the biggest sports stories of the past 25 years. From the Seoul Olympics to a freezing hotel rooftop in Azerbaijan, A Great Face for Radio is a hilarious memoir of his experiences as a radio sports correspondent and commentator. While reporting from Olympic Games, World Cups and world title fights, Johno has been in the thick of football riots, was almost arrested during the 1996 Atlanta bombing, had to flee bottle-wielding fans at a rap gig and survived gunfire during a high-speed car chase to a Johannesburg brothel. He has rubbed shoulders with stars such as Pele, Mike Tyson, Dame Kelly Holmes and Carl Lewis, and once interviewed David Beckham in a French gents toilet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909178519
Publisher: Pitch Publishing (Brighton) Ltd
Publication date: 12/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 508 KB

About the Author

John Anderson is a freelance sports commentator, reporter and writer with over 25 years' broadcasting experience. As a sports correspondent for Independent Radio News, his assignments included five Olympic Games, two World Cups and nearly 150 England internationals. He is currently a football and sport commentator for Sky Sports and TalkSPORT.

Table of Contents

Foreword Terry Butcher 1

Introduction: "Can I carry your bags?" 3

"So how did you get into that then?" 7

"Stan Laurel on a bad day." 17

"I'm glad we've spoiled your night." 25

"Rimpick Star-Yon." 41

"Johnson's flying." 55

"I've got all my tattoos down the right-hand side." 67

"Schi-laaaaaaaaaaaaaa-ci!!!" 81

"I own everything that moves around here." 95

"More famous than Julian Golding." 111

"Such a typically American name." 128

"F****** Krauts!" 144

"That was rubbish." 162

"Have we scored?" 177

"Scalded Cat" 188

"Pimp My Book" 201

"They Treat Us Like Refugees" 212

"Thirty Five Days Without Chips" 225

"Back In A Coffin" 241

"Hopefully He'll Hear Us Up There" 256

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