Life in the Beautiful Game by Bob Wilson
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Life in the Beautiful Game
By Bob Wilson

Life in the Beautiful Game

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Life in the Beautiful Game by Bob Wilson

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This book offers a very personal look at 'the beautiful game' and its greats by one of football's most respected ambassadors.Bob Wilson's "Life in The Beautiful Game" sees the Arsenal legend and veteran BBC presenter takes a long and personal look back at a sport that has kept him busy in one form or another for over half a century. During his career, he has played alongside or against, coached, interviewed, become friends with, or at least met pretty much every great name the game of football has ever produced. Needless to say, he has picked up some pretty good stories along the way. From Busby to Beckham, Garrincha to Gazza, Puskas to Pele, no one escapes Wilson's entertaining dissection of the game.Discover why the great Bill Shankly once locked him in a room at the Liverpool training ground and wouldn't let him out, why the legendary Brian Clough once insisted on getting him drunk before an interview, and what really happened in that infamous Arsenal and Man Utd tunnel punch-up between Vieira and Keane.It's clearly a sport he loves, and there is no question that reading his book will leave you remembering why football acquired the moniker 'The Beautiful Game'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848310186
ISBN-10: 1848310188
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 162mm x 48mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Bob Wilson's Ultimate Collection of Peculiar Sporting Lingo by Bob Wilson Bob Wilson's Ultimate Collection of Peculiar Sporting Lingo, Paperback (July 2008)

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Author Biography - Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson was awarded an OBE in 2007 for services to football and his charity, the Willow Foundation, which he founded in memory of his daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31, and which receives royalties from the sale of his books.

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