You Cannot Be Serious!
38%
off

You Cannot Be Serious! : The 101 Most Infuriating Things in Sport

2.6 (10 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

This is a book for the sports lover.


In an Orwellian Ministry of Sport, what ultimate terror would await you in Room 101? Would Tim Henman's choking crush the spirit sooner than the glacial detachment of his parents? Would the philandering of an Ashley Cole or a Will Carling break you faster than the pipe-smoking prissiness of bowlsman David Bryant or the obese bare-chested Geordie football fan in winter? Would it be Neville Neville's unrepentant siring of Phil that cracked you, or the Charidee Fun Runner doing the marathon in the guise of Spiderman? The nasally overexcited John Motson or the mellifluously smug Peter Alliss? How do you rank the self-pitying lunacy of Arsene Wenger against Alex Ferguson's psychotic ranting? Or the shameful innumeracy of referee Graham Poll against umpire Billy Bowden's sinister crook-finger?


Counting down the greatest torments in sport from 101 to number one has been a filthy job. But someone had to do it.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 213g
  • FOURTH ESTATE LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007438737
  • 9780007438730
  • 1,221,215

Review quote

Acclaim for Matthew Norman:


`That f*cking idiot' Alan Sugar


`Moron' Frank Warren


`I'm going to do him physical damage' David Pleat


`When it comes to ridiculing people in the spotlight there is no one sharper or funnier than Matthew Norman - and I should know' Peter Mandelson
show more

About Matthew Norman

Matthew Norman is a journalist and broadcaster in many forms. He writes about sport in the Daily Telegraph, for which he is also the restaurant reviewer. He has been the British Press Awards Food and Drink Writer of the Year (2004) and Columnist of the Year (2008). He is married with a son and lives in London.
show more

Rating details

10 ratings
2.6 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 30% (3)
3 20% (2)
2 30% (3)
1 20% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X