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Why Are We Always On Last?: Running Match of the Day and Other Adventures in TV and Football [9781785314384]

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Why Are We Always On Last? Running Match of the Day and Other Adventures in TV and Football is a fly-on-the wall account of Paul Armstrong's career working on Britain's favourite TV sports show (including nearly 15 years as the editor, defending his running orders) and a lifetime spent around sport, and football in particular.

From a virtual BBC monopoly of sports coverage and working at the Hillsborough disaster, to the era of Sky, social media and megaclubs, Paul takes us behind the scenes at MOTD and chronicles the joys and pressures of seven World Cups and live broadcasts of varying quality.

He provides an honest and humorous account of the seismic changes he's seen, both in broadcasting and the football industry. With inside stories of working with everyone from David Coleman and Brian Clough to Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer.

All infused with the pessimism and jaundice acquired during almost five decades following Middlesbrough FC.
AUTHOR: Paul Armstrong edited the BBC's flagship Match of the Day programme for 15 years and worked on seven World Cups and five Olympic Games in almost 30 years at the Corporation. He has previously contributed to hundreds of programme scripts, and written numerous blogs - mostly defending his running orders - in a professional capacity, as well as material for Middlesbrough FC-related publications. This is his first book.

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9781785314384
ISBN13:
9781785314384
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Author:
Paul Armstrong
Publisher:
Pitch Publishing Ltd
Publication:
11-Feb-2019
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
224
Weight:
454 Grams
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    Adventures in TV and Football

    Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2021

    Poor writing, floor anecdotes from an egotistic hack who was well sacked from the programme.

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