Bob Wilson's intriguing and candid autobiography makes for fascinating reading. He spent 39 years at Arsenal, as player then as the first goalkeeping coach in the first division. Following his retirement as a footballer, a career in TV beckoned, making Bob Wilson a household name. His days as a sports commentator and presenter at the BBC and subsequent switch to ITV are reflected upon, as well as his account of the Grobbelaar trial and his relationships with some of the most popular names in sport and TV, including Des Lynam, Jimmy Hill and David Seaman. He also has affectionate memories of Jill Dando and Helen Rollason, and tells the moving story of his daughter's illness and legacy.
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Bob Wilson was born in Chesterfield in 1941, to Scottish parents. He joined Arsenal in 1963 as an amateur, and spent 39 years with the club, becoming a coach in 1976. He joined the BBC as a presenter in 1974, and after 20 years moved to ITV, where he stayed until 2002.Review:
PRAISE FOR BOB WILSON: 'A true broadcast professional with a genuine instinct and a love of football' -- Brian Barwick, ITV Controller of Sport
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340830328
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0340830328