<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=610419235832899&ev=PageView &noscript=1"/>

Bring Me the Sports Jacket of Arthur Montford

An Adventure Through Scottish Football

by Aidan Smith


Free UK Delivery
ISBN: 9781909715561
Published: 03 Nov 2022
Format: Hardback
Extent: 208
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Arena Sport
  • Share:

About the Book

The Scot who won England the World Cup. Macaroon bars and Bovril. When Dixie Deans met Bob Marley. When Davie Robb met Olivia Newton-John. When George McCluskey met the Stones. When Rick Wakeman filed match reports for Meadowbank Thistle. Triumphs and disasters, submarines and rowing boats, War and Peace (who’s read it). The Cowdenbeath kettle. The Brechin hedge. Morton’s great Danes. Icarus at East Fife. The dead pigeon sketch and the amazing technicolor booze-coat. The can girls. Those who flogged ice cream and licked Hitler. The world’s oldest conjoined twins. Inside the half-time scoreboards. Our greatest goal, our greatest assist, our keepers. Scarlett Johansson! And of course Arthur Montford - commentator, curator, favourite uncle to the nation.

In Bring Me the Sports Jacket of Arthur Montford, Aidan Smith mines Scottish football history for quirk, strangeness and charm. On a journey that takes him to Albania and also Albion Rovers, great players are celebrated and so are great characters. Rediscover old legends (not told this way before) and maybe learn about new ones. If there’s a running theme it’s that our game, its participants and those who watch in the rain are one and the same thing - indomitable.

The Author

Aidan Smith

Aidan Smith is the author of three previous books: Persevered, Heartfelt and Union Jock. He is a journalist with The Scotsman and a seven-times winner in the Scottish Press Awards. 

You may also like…

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020

    Busby’s Last Crusade is the never to be forgotten fable of Manchester United’s rise from the ashes of Munich in 1958 to the European Cup win 10 years later … and the humble Scot who led them there. With words from best-selling author Jeff...

  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Sep 2021

    The summer of 1967 was Scottish football’s finest hour. Celtic won the European Cup. Rangers reached the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Kilmarnock got to the semis of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Scotland defeated world champions England...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019

    Andy Bollen has created a fantasy football museum to collect together a treasure trove of Scottish football exhibits that ranges from Jimmy Johnstone’s oar to Aggie the tea lady’s trolley. Learn why Puskas and Socrates should’ve been...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022

    ‘EIGHT YEARS WITH RANGERS, MORE THAN 300 GAMES, INCREDIBLE HIGHS, PAINFUL LOWS – AND IT ALL CAME DOWN TO ONE NIGHT IN THE NOU CAMP’ 24 May 1972. The biggest night in the history of Rangers. Having overcome the might of Italian giants...