Pre order signed copies Jeff Stelling – Saturday Afternoon Fever

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Pre order signed copies , publishes 7th November

A profoundly personal, warmly nostalgic and deliciously funny memoir by the
legendary Sky Sports anchorman Jeff Stelling, chronicling a life spent
obsessing about ‘The Beautiful Game’ ever since he was a little boy, and
underpinned by a deeply rooted love of football and of people.

For a quarter of a century the iconic Sky Sports football presenter Jeff Stelling was the
face and voice of football television. As the host of Soccer Saturday, a results show with
National Treasure status, he expertly presided over a live panel of former footballers
watching the most exciting sporting chapter of the weekend, on the telly, in front of a
transfixed audience of millions, watching, unbelievably… on the telly.
Beginning at midday and wrapping just after the Premier League’s players had showered
and changed, the show’s popularity stitched Stelling into the fabric of match-day rituals up
and down the country. For fans, the weekend didn’t exist without an hour or four of Soccer
Saturday.
Saturday Afternoon Fever is Stelling’s moving and fascinating memoir: a love letter to the
game that has shaped and defined him, as it has millions of other football fans across the
UK. This is the passionate, engaging tale of one fan’s journey from the terraces at
Hartlepool’s rainy Victoria Park in the 1960s to the sleek and salubrious confines of the
Sky Sports studios, an adventure that spans well over half a century and some of the
most fast-changing, exciting periods in football’s history.
Sales Points
The much-anticipated autobiography from the country’s most popular football
broadcaster.

Author Biography
Born in Hartlepool in 1955, Jeff Stelling is a lifelong supporter of his hometown side,
Hartlepool United, and the club’s President.
He was a presenter on LBC’s Sportswatch programme in the early 1980s then moved to
BBC Radio 2’s Sport on 2. He later spent time as a sports newsreader before moving to
Sky in 1992 to present coverage of horse racing, snooker and darts.
Three years later Stelling became presenter of what is now called Soccer Saturday, a
show he hosted until 2023. Between 2011 and 2015 he also fronted Sky Sport’s coverage
of the Champions League.
Stelling was voted Sports Broadcast Journalist of the Year for five consecutive years, and
presented Channel 4’s Countdown quiz show from 2008 to 2011.
Stelling now hosts talkSPORT radio’s Breakfast show on two days a week.
An Ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK, Stelling has helped raise hundreds of thousands
of pounds by undertaking a series of marathon-walking events.
He lives in Hampshire with his wife and children

 

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Pre order signed copies , publishes 7th November

A profoundly personal, warmly nostalgic and deliciously funny memoir by the
legendary Sky Sports anchorman Jeff Stelling, chronicling a life spent
obsessing about ‘The Beautiful Game’ ever since he was a little boy, and
underpinned by a deeply rooted love of football and of people.

For a quarter of a century the iconic Sky Sports football presenter Jeff Stelling was the
face and voice of football television. As the host of Soccer Saturday, a results show with
National Treasure status, he expertly presided over a live panel of former footballers
watching the most exciting sporting chapter of the weekend, on the telly, in front of a
transfixed audience of millions, watching, unbelievably… on the telly.
Beginning at midday and wrapping just after the Premier League’s players had showered
and changed, the show’s popularity stitched Stelling into the fabric of match-day rituals up
and down the country. For fans, the weekend didn’t exist without an hour or four of Soccer
Saturday.
Saturday Afternoon Fever is Stelling’s moving and fascinating memoir: a love letter to the
game that has shaped and defined him, as it has millions of other football fans across the
UK. This is the passionate, engaging tale of one fan’s journey from the terraces at
Hartlepool’s rainy Victoria Park in the 1960s to the sleek and salubrious confines of the
Sky Sports studios, an adventure that spans well over half a century and some of the
most fast-changing, exciting periods in football’s history.
Sales Points
The much-anticipated autobiography from the country’s most popular football
broadcaster.

Author Biography
Born in Hartlepool in 1955, Jeff Stelling is a lifelong supporter of his hometown side,
Hartlepool United, and the club’s President.
He was a presenter on LBC’s Sportswatch programme in the early 1980s then moved to
BBC Radio 2’s Sport on 2. He later spent time as a sports newsreader before moving to
Sky in 1992 to present coverage of horse racing, snooker and darts.
Three years later Stelling became presenter of what is now called Soccer Saturday, a
show he hosted until 2023. Between 2011 and 2015 he also fronted Sky Sport’s coverage
of the Champions League.
Stelling was voted Sports Broadcast Journalist of the Year for five consecutive years, and
presented Channel 4’s Countdown quiz show from 2008 to 2011.
Stelling now hosts talkSPORT radio’s Breakfast show on two days a week.
An Ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK, Stelling has helped raise hundreds of thousands
of pounds by undertaking a series of marathon-walking events.
He lives in Hampshire with his wife and children

 

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