Excellent insight into football on TV,
This review is from: Are You Watching the Match Tonight?: The Remarkable Story of Football on Television (Hardcover)
I really enjoyed reading this book. Barwick is in a unique position to cover this topic, given his positions at BBC, ITV and the FA, and he doesn't disappoint. There are plenty of interesting, and funny, anecdotes from his own career but there is also coverage of the early days of football on television, when it was considerably less sophisticated than it is now! Barwick has a good writing style, informal yet fluent, that makes the book an easy read. Recommended.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2013 15:16:45 BDT
Dr. R. P. Taylor says:
There are very few - if any - people with the breadth of experience across the relationship between football and television that Brian Barwick can rightly claim. His latest book is a joy to read. If you want to know how TV football has evolved over the past forty years this is just the job, but there is also a personal story here which sets a professional life in its appropriate context. Consequently, Barwick's book is full of little tales and anecdotes about people we all know so well, having invited them into our living rooms on an almost weekly basis over the past decades. This book could have been called 'Lucky Man'; it recounts the life of someone who loved football from early childhood and was fortunate enough to make a good living, and achieve considerable accolades, focusing on the object of his affection.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2013 21:26:19 GMT
Mr. D. R. Holding says:
But there wasnt enough "meat on the bones" on most if not all of Barwick's tales. That was the issue i had with this book. yes it was an interesting read but felt he had so much more to offer
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