We Don't Know What We're Doing by Adrian Chiles
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We Don't Know What We're Doing
By Adrian Chiles

We Don't Know What We're Doing

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We Don't Know What We're Doing by Adrian Chiles

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for British Sports Book Awards: Best New Writer 2008.

Book Description

Bill Shankly once said that for him football was more important than life and death. But Shankly was manager of a great Liverpool side - what about those less fortunate, who offer their undying support to their team through thin and thinner? One such is Adrian Chiles, MATCH OF THE DAY 2 presenter and lifelong fan of West Bromwich Albion, and a man who thinks about his team far more often than he thinks about sex. Following West Brom - a team that has known more troughs than peaks - over the course of a season, Chiles writes brilliantly about the passion for the Baggies that dominates his life ('If West Brom are doing well, I'm good company. I'm a nice colleague to have around, a good friend, a doting father, a loving husband. If, as is more often the case, we're doing badly, I'm none of the above'). Along the way he meets a quite remarkable cross-section of fellow fans, including one who has missed only five games since the Second World War and 'one-legged Kev', whose false limb once fell off while he was celebrating a goal scored against Wolves; while unhappy circumstances give him pause to consider the truth of Shankly's famous assertion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847440136
ISBN-10: 1847440134
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. He is the regular presenter of BBC TV's MATCH OF THE DAY 2 and WORKING LUNCH, as well as Radio Five Live's 606 phone-in and THE ONE SHOW on the BBC. He has also been involved in the TV series THE APPRENTICE.

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