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Bob Wilson's Ultimate Collection of Peculiar Sporting Lingo by Bob Wilson
  

Bob Wilson's Ultimate Collection of Peculiar Sporting Lingo

Synopsis

Bob Wilson's Ultimate Collection of Peculiar Sporting Lingo by Bob Wilson

This is the comprehensive collection of sport's strangest terms encountered in the 50-year career of one of British sport's greatest sages.Have you ever flashed at a googly in the corridor of uncertainty while on a sticky dog? Maybe you've seen someone hit a mulligan out of the screws to grab a birdie at Amen Corner, or had to deal with a falling leaf from God while trying to survive the Group of Death?The world of sport has its own language, wonderfully rich in strange words and phrases, whose origins often stretch back centuries. Collected together for the first time, Veteran BBC presenter and football legend Bob Wilson has pulled together his widely acclaimed and hugely successful books of the last two years ( Googlies , Nutmegs & Bogeys and Rucks, Pucks & Sliders ) and added considerable new material to create the most comprehensive guide to peculiar sporting terminology ever compiled. In this ultimate and brilliantly illustrated guide, discover the fascinating true meanings, heritage and evolution of all the great sporting terms we use today.

Reviews

'Wilson conducts an engaging romp through sport's more colourful terminology... buy it to be entertained.'
Independent

'Brilliant. I loved it!'
David Seaman MBE

'A cracking read'
Daily Express

'A lesson in the language of sport from a man that should know'
Kevin Keegan OBE

'The daddy of male loo-reading books... Bob Wilson's compendium should be sent out by right to every lad when he reaches the age of assent, in exactly the same way centurions receive a telegraph from the Queen'
Scotland on Sunday

About the Author

Bob Wilson is the veteran presenter of nine World Cups, Grandstand, Football Focus, Sportsnight and Match of the Day, and was goalkeeper for Scotland and Arsenal. His Willow Foundation charity, set up in memory of his daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31, receives royalties from the sale of his books.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2008

Author

Bob Wilson

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Publisher

Icon Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Sports & outdoor recreation
Dialect, slang & jargon
Humour collections & anthologies

ISBN

9781848310025

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