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


8 thoughts on “Why Are We Always On Last?: Running Match of the Day and Other Adventures in TV and Football

  1. says:

    This is one of those books that you pick up and just carry on reading it appeared on Friday afternoon and was finished, two train journeys later, on Saturday afternoon Its a volume that works on many levels and you don t have to be a television insid


  2. says:

    Bought this book after seeing somebody mention it on Twitter and it s safe to say that it was a wise choice Insightful in a light hearted way, it goes into some great detail about the author s journey behind the scenes at the BBC If I could change one thing it


  3. says:

    Really easy read If you re a fan of football and sport and have enjoyed watching it on tv over the years, there s plenty in this book to keep you entertained Indiscreet at times too about some of the big names that have appeared on Match of the Day over the years with g


  4. says:

    This book was bought as a gift Have not readit myself yet but expect it to be a good read.


  5. says:

    Excellent debut from an author able to draw on an extraordinary career in and around sport Generally humorous but at times extraordinarily moving, particularly the chapter dealing with Armstong s experiences at Hillsborough in 1989A must read for anyone with an interest in sports broadcast


  6. says:

    As a football fan this is an excellent read It s a great look back at football nostalgia remembering previous major tournaments, players and matches It s easy to read and you could easily read it all in one sitting I would really recommend to any football fan.


  7. says:

    Hugely entertaining, occasionally poignant read, witty, insightful and self deprecating in equal measure Massively informative about the world of televised sport and the BBC in specific and worth than a few hours of your time to enjoy.


  8. says:

    Must be me I found it pretty dull, and the author mentions himself a bit too much.


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