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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Motson Narrator: John Motson Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For everyone in Britain, Motty, like Pele and Maradona, needs no other introduction. As the nation's best-known football commentator, he has had an unparalleled insight into sports broadcasting and the ups and downs of the game.

With a career spanning over 40 years and 2,000 matches, including commentating on six World Cup Finals, Motson's time in the commentary box includes some unforgettable anecdotes. From his remarkable BBC years, the friendly rivalry between him and other talent, and the football legends he has met along the way (including icons such as Matt Busby, Brian Clough, and Bill Shankly), through to the darker times of Hillsborough and hooliganism, this is the story of an incredible career.

Between 1979 and 2008, Motson was the BBC's main TV commentator for major cup finals, and he has commentated on a spectacular 50 major finals, including the FA Cup, World Cup, and European Championships. In 2001 he received an OBE for services to sports broadcasting.

From grass roots to the highest level, Motty's passion and knowledge for the national sport are unrivalled as he shares all for the first time and guides us through his career with insight, humour, and honesty. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Terry | 7/11/2013

    " If you like footy then you'll love Motty... I did! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Phil | 2/18/2011

    " A dull and disapointing autobiography from the BBC's longest serving football commentator with very little going for it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Phil | 1/24/2011

    " A dull and disapointing autobiography from the BBC's longest serving football commentator with very little going for it. "

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