Veteran presenter and football legend Bob Wilson conducts another engaging romp through sport's more colourful terminology. Why is fighting in a square ring with strange gloves on called boxing? Why is it so difficult to stand up in the Pope's living room? And why does the Prince of Wales dislike buckets of nails and people with wet feet? "Rucks, Pucks & Sliders" reveals all as Bob Wilson explores the derivation of another collection of bizarre words and phrases from the wonderfully rich language of sport. Find out why, as a custodian, Bob has spent much of his life trying to keep bananas out of onion bags, why a submarine can often land you in a sin bin, who killed the Galacticos, why snooker balls wipe their feet, and why you'll never see a condor from the Crow's Nest. Laced with anecdotes from Wilson's own football and television careers, "Rucks, Pucks & Sliders" features one of sport's most enduring icons guiding us through the fascinating true meanings, heritage and evolution of great sporting terms we use today. As Kevin Keegan said of his previous book, 'It's a lesson in the language of sport from a man that should know.'
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Bob Wilson is the veteran presenter of nine World Cups, Grandstand, Football Focus, Sportsnight and Match of the Day, and was goalkeeper for Scotland and Arsenal. His Willow Foundation charity, set up in memory of his daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31, receives royalties from the sale of his books.Review:
"'The daddy of male loo-reading books... Bob Wilson's compendium should be sent out by right to every lad when he reaches the age of assent, in exactly the same way centurions receive a telegraph from the Queen' Scotland on Sunday 'Brilliant. I loved it!' David Seaman MBE 'Wilson conducts an engaging romp through sport's more colourful terminology... buy it to be entertained.' Independent 'A cracking read' Daily Express"
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Book Description Icon, 2007. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. "More Origins of Peculiar Sporting Lingo". Brand new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 025814
Book Description Icon Books Ltd, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1840468254