I was idling around Waterstones yesterday desperate to buy something when I came across a book of the collected sports’ articles by the late great Ian Wooldridge. What a treat reading about his encounters with various sporting legends from Sebastian Coe to Mike Tyson.

If you want to know how to write this is a master storyteller at his finest and just as good as Norman Mailer. A nice line in self depreciation as well unlike old grumpy bollocks across the pond.