Introducing the Bill Bryson of sports reporting. This is a wry, hilarious insider's account of the sports journalist's life. Tom Humphries is a passion machine according to his colleagues at the Irish Times. Yes, he may sit in the press box, but in his heart, he is in the right place. On the terrace. For Tom is a true sports fan. And it shows in his passionate style of writing, which has won him several awards and thousands of sports fans. This book will contain some achingly hilarious and menacing accounts of his sporting year including: an interview with Clinton Morris at Crystal Palace; waiting with his daughter to try to get an autograph from Roy Keane; the Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City and Lillehammer; World Cup 2002, when he broke the news of Keane's return to Ireland; the time spent with Sergio Garcia at his home in Spain; the Ryder Cup; the Euro athletic championship in Munich and many more sporting occasions.
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