Football journalist Alan Biggs - a BBC match summariser on television and radio - relates his comical escapades in the world of professional sport in Confessions of a Football Reporter.
From his earliest days presenting on cable TV (while skiving off from his regular job on a weekly newspaper), Biggs gives the lowdown on getting the hairdryer treatment from Jack Charlton, being the butt of jokes from Ron Atkinson and receiving collective abuse from thousands of Liverpool fans while live on-air.
Biggs also divulges his zany moments as a pundit such as interviewing a goalkeeper in bed, UFO spotting with a centre forward and receiving a threat to have his testicles clamped in a rusty bulldog clip. And other sports are not excluded from the Biggs treatment.
Read how he got Dickie Bird in a flap, deflated a cricket match with a hot air balloon landing and was castigated by a fellow presenter while commentating on snooker's World Championship. Guaranteed to make the reader smile, these and many other oddball sporting incidents are recounted in Confessions of a Football Reporter.