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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 football matches he has watched and the greatest players and managers he has been privileged to know. Many of them are football icons; 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.either the Champions League or the UEFA Cup, should enter a straight knockout competition, unseeded. and contest five rounds leading to the ... In my view it is a cosmetic exercise to pull in as much television money as possible, and eliminate the champions from Europea#39;s weaker nations. ... And Liverpool, beaten by Chelsea in the quarter-final received {20.4 million. ... If the other clubs cana#39;t get a crack at the Champions League. they are never going to catch up financially.

Author:John Motson
Publisher:Random House - 2009-10-06


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