Book of the Week

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Bookmark in The Crescent, Spalding, selects Watching the Match, by Brian Barwick, as its Book of the Week.

If you love to gather round with family and friends to watch the big match and find yourself shouting “Offside!” at the television then Watching the Match is the book for you.

Football on television has provided some of the small screen’s most unforgettable moments, delivered some of its biggest audiences and given the game a remarkable financial windfall in recent years.

Great games, great goals and great players have been caught on cameras that have changed from black and white to colour and from 2D to 3D. The game has provided the ingredients for some truly fantastic television, presented and described by some of broadcasting’s most famous names. Watching the Match by former chief executive of the Football Association and ITV’s former controller of sport Brian Barwick, goes on a 75-year journey tracing the fascinating story of football on television.

With an introduction by veteran commentator John Motson, who says Barwick’s research has “uncovered things even I was unaware of”, this book is a must for football fans!

The book retails for £8.99 but there is a 20 per cent discount at Bookmark with the voucher contained in the Spalding Guardian of August 21.