Still An Ordinary Spectator

Still An Ordinary Spectator

Five More Years of Watching Sport

John Rigg


Further insights into the world of sport spectating from returning author John Rigg.

  • ISBN 9781781326503
  • Published Jul 2017
  • Paperback
    244 x 170 (306 pages)


In this follow-up to his award-winning book An Ordinary Spectator: 50 Years of Watching Sport, John Rigg presents a collection of his wide-ranging sports writing over the last five years.

Still An Ordinary Spectator: Five More Years of Watching Sport captures the thrill of watching some of the best sportsmen of the modern era Ė Rory McIlroy, Robert Lewandowski, Cameron Smith et al Ė at the top of their game. But itís not all star athletes; John also introduces the reader to the casual acquaintances he has encountered and the local sporting events he has watched during this most recent stage of his long sports-spectating journey.

From high-school American football in San Antonio to club cricket in Saltaire, the book reflects on sportís inherent capacity to act as a barometer of the society around it with a rich combination of contemporary detail and historical digression.

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