This is an anthology compiled and edited by Michael Calvin. For all the millions of avid football fans, this book is a real treat.
NAME: Life’s a Pitch, The Passions of the Press Box
CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews
AUTHOR: Michael Clavin
PUBLISHER: Integr8 Books
BINDING: soft back
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Sport, football, press box, commentators, football teams, football players, FA
DESCRIPTION: This is an anthology compiled and edited by Michael Calvin. For all the millions of avid football fans, this book is a real treat. The author has persuaded a selection of leading football commentators to share their secrets. Although many commentators as former players who logically will favour particular clubs and players, their job in the press box calls for an impartial assessment based on their expert knowledge of the game and the people involved in running football clubs and participating in the teams. The result is that the commentators are presented as they are normally not seen, fans who write about a sport they know well and love. The critics in the press box show themselves to be passionate, caring individuals. In their candid comments, they provide fresh insights that they readers will savour. An original approach that has produced an absorbing book with sixteen views, an entertaining Afterword and a Team Huddle with the author. A great read at a low price, this book should be flying off the shelves.