Jeffanory: Stories from Beyond Soccer Saturday
By Jeff Stelling
TV's most popular sports broadcaster returns with the funniest and maddest stories from the unhinged world of football.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then Jeff will begin ... The universally-loved, award-winning host of Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday and Channel 4's Countdown, and author of the bestselling Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly, returns with a Jackanory-style, football-flavoured narrative which gathers together the funniest, weirdest, most tragic, most heart-warming, under-the-radar stories of the football season. The book is stuffed to the gunnels with behind-the-scenes revelations, opinions and personal anecdotes from Jeff, and has a strong leaning towards the absurdities of both the highest levels and the grass-roots of the game. From the Macclesfield goalkeeper booked for using a golf tee to take his goal kicks, to the unintelligible ranting and raving of South American dictator chairmen. Let Jeff be your trusted guide through the madness of the football season, and let Jeffanory supply you with a veritable treasure trove of great anecdotes to take to the pub
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- ISBN: 9780755363469
- Publication date: 26 Apr 2012
- Page count: 320
Jeff Stelling is a lifelong supporter of his hometown side, Hartlepool United. He was a presenter on LBC's Sportswatch programme in the early 1980s before moving to BBC Radio 2's Sport on 2. He later spent time as a sports newsreader before moving to Sky in 1992 to present coverage of horse racing, snooker and darts. Three years later Jeff became presenter of what is now called Soccer Saturday. In 2010 he was voted Sports Broadcast Journalist of the Year for the fifth year running, and he is the presenter of Channel 4's Countdown programme. In 2011 he started hosting Sky Sport's coverage of the Champions League
Praise for Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly:
"a fascinating peek behind the scenes ... such an enjoyable read"
— FourFourTwo magazine
"Fast-paced, laddish and written to amuse, this is the story of a happy man doing a great job very well"
— When Saturday Comes
"Saturday footy would be lost without anchorman Jeff Stelling. Here, he shoes how Soccer Saturday became the weekend's unlikely television highlight"
"An absorbing read"
— Sunday Express