Bob Wilson spent 39 years at Arsenal, as a player then as the first goalkeeping coach in the first division. Following his retirement as a footballer, a career in television beckoned, making him a household name. This autobiography reflects on his days as a sports commentator and presenter at the BBC, and his subsequent switch to ITV, and also includes his account of the Grobbelaar trial and his relationships with some of the most popular names in sport and television, including Des Lynam, Jimmy Hill and David Seaman. He also has affectionate memories of Jill Dando and Helen Rollason, and tells the moving story of his daughter's illness and legacy.
Bob Wilson was born in Chesterfield in 1941, to Scottish parents. He joined Arsenal in 1963 as an amateur, and spent 39 years with the club, becoming a coach in 1976. He joined the BBC as a presenter in 1974, and after 20 years moved to ITV, where he stayed until 2002.