Bob Wilson’s Ultimate Collection of Peculiar Sporting Lingo (Paperback)
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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.
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.