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Jeff Stelling - Author

About the Author

Jeff Stelling is a lifelong supporter of his hometown side, Hartlepool United. After an apprenticeship on the local newspaper Jeff became a sports presenter on London's LBC Radio Sportswatch programme in the early 1980s before moving to BBC Radio 2's Sport On 2. He later spent time as a sports newsreader at TV-AM, Channel 4, Eurosport and British Satellite Broadcasting before moving to Sky in 1992 to present coverage of horse racing, snooker and darts. In 1995 Stelling became presenter of what is now called Soccer Saturday. In November 2007 he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Teesside, and in 2009 he was voted the Sports Journalists' Association's Broadcast Journalist of the Year for the fourth year running. He also presents Channel 4's iconic Countdown.

Featured books by Jeff Stelling

Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly - Saturday Afternoons in Front of the Telly

Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly - Saturday Afternoons in Front of the Telly

Author: Jeff Stelling Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

A must for all football fans as the Sky Sports presenter shares anecdotes and stories about his time covering the football, his own highs and lows and his sharing of the pleasure and pain with all the other football fanatics out there.

Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly

Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly

Author: Jeff Stelling Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2009

A must for all football fans as the Sky Sports presenter shares anecdotes and stories about his time covering the football, his own highs and lows and his sharing of the pleasure and pain with all the other football fanatics out there.

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Other books by Jeff Stelling

I've Got Mail

I've Got Mail

Author: Jeff Stelling Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

'An entertaining read, especially for those who like to share their Saturday afternoons with Jeff and the Gang' The Sun I've Got Mail is the brand new book from Jeff Stelling, the Sunday Times bestselling author and host of Sky Sports' iconic football show Soccer Saturday. Reproducing a selection of correspondence he has received down the years, Stelling tells some intriguing stories around his experiences in broadcasting and football. This charming book is by turns warm and funny, moving and poignant, and invariably underpinned by a deeply rooted love of football and people. It arrived while I was playing football. I remember my mum running towards me, dressed in pinny and slippers, waving a piece of flesh coloured paper, gripped in her hand, the print all in slightly faded block capitals. But the message from my new employer was clear and urgent. BERNARD GENT UNWELL. GO TO LEEDS IMMEDIATELY. COVER LEEDS UNITED V MIDDLESBROUGH It was the first and last telegram I ever received. It was a message that probably changed the course of my life. It was the first of many pieces of correspondence during my life which have made me laugh, cry or perhaps influenced my pathway in a more significant way. Receiving letters by post or via e-mail has always been important to me. Even now I feel slightly disappointed if the postman passes the door without anything for me, even though I know the chances are it will be a bill, a parking fine, a bank statement or a catalogue offering me clothing or garden furniture. The same applies when my inbox is empty save for someone offering a deal on a used car or urging me to change my energy provider. These days my mail is often from total strangers, usually with a simple birthday or autograph request. But at times the correspondence is emotional, and sometimes it is angry. Occasionally I'm entrusted with personal issues that the correspondents probably would not tell their closest friends. The only thing they all have in common is they start 'Dear Jeff'. Or almost all do...

Jeffanory

Jeffanory

Author: Jeff Stelling Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2013

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