Author(s): Adrian Brady
This is the ultimate collection of sporting 'foot in mouth' moments - a sportsman or woman opens their mouth and immediately puts their foot in it with a (normally) well-meaning malapropism. There are more than 1,750 quotes on a wide range of sports from the classic "For those of you watching in black and white, Tottenham are in yellow," David Coleman, Match of the Day, to modern mouthed missteps, this is a book to keep you laughing inside and smiling outside. More than a dozen different sports have individual chapters devoted to them, with a catch-all chapter to cover the rest. If you enjoy the evidence that silence really might best golden when experts talk sport, then The Biggest Book of Talking Balls Ever! is simply perfect.
Adrian Brady has spent a working lifetime immersed in words as a journalist and PR consultant. His years in sports journalism have seen Brady, a lifelong Spurs supporter, cover the football scene from Wembley and Old Trafford to Atlanta's Olympic Stadium, the Ajax Stadium of Amsterdam and the home of Columbus Crew in the USA. Brady has, over the decades, worked for a range of sports news agencies and publications including The Sunday Times, the Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph. Richard Foster worked for more than 13 years at the Financial Times. He has written for The Football League, the Guardian, and is a regular correspondent for Sabotage Times. He is the author of the celebrated A-Z of Football Hate and unashamedly supports Crystal Palace FC.