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This book will appeal to all lovers of the beautiful game, who believe in sportsmanship, entertainment and doing things right. It is the story of a lifelong football fan, who landed his dream job when he was asked to become his team s stadium announcer. Broadcaster Jeremy Nicholas turned down the job initially as he didn t want to give up his season ticket and his right to shout at the players, but after dreaming about it three nights in a row, he agreed. When he was sacked after ten years in the job at West Ham, he felt like he d been chucked by a girlfriend he d loved all his life. This is an insider s view of a club that s never far from the headlines, despite not buying any silver polish since 1980. You don t have to be a comedian to be a West Ham fan, but it helps. Humour has never been far away in his career as a TV and radio presenter and after-dinner speaker, and Jeremy s book is crammed full of hilarious anecdotes from his life in football and broadcasting. You'll discover:

  • The match where he upset his team, the away team, the supporters and the manager.
  • Which referee was never given chocolate biscuits by Betty the tea lady.
  • Why Herbie the Hammer and Bubbles the Bear were thrown off the pitch in Cardiff.
  • Why Mr Moon never stays for a whole match.
  • Why Jeremy s best day at the Boleyn Ground was not a football match.
  • Why fans booed one of his very first announcements.
  • *How to do the perfect minute s silence.
  • Why he hates music being played after goals are scored.
  • Which manager never made him a cup of tea.
  • And lots of important behind the scenes details

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  • Paperback, 320 pages
  • ISBN: 9781849541299
  • 18 August 2011
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