Watch out for our Matt Eastley on the One Show sofa tonight at 7 o’clock – just the latest coup in his one-man media takeover this week! As the BBC website promises: Matt Baker and Alex Jones take a trip back to the 1960s as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of England winning the World Cup in 1966.


Produced with photographer Stuart Thomas, 66 on ’66 features fans who were at the most important match in English football history, whose 50th anniversary is this week.


Following lots of great feedback from fans, media and contributors alike, Matt’s week in the eye of a media storm has already included a full-page spread in the Sun (pic above), pride of place on the BBC homepage, an appearance on the BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show, and on Friday he’s got a slot on no less than nine BBC local radio stations!


Click here to read the Beeb homepage on ’66 mania.


Click here for more information, or to read a sample from 66 on ’66.


What the media are saying about 66 On ’66:

  • "I really love this book. It's so original with great photographs. Matt Eastley has a great passion for his subject and this shines through on every page." --Chris Warburton, BBC 5 Live Breakfast Show Presenter
  •  "This is a fresh take on an old subject. It's a really good book and I can thoroughly recommend it." --Danny Kelly, TalkSport
  •  "Many congratulations on a wonderful book. It's a great idea, perfectly executed!" --Martin Tyler, Sky Sports commentator
  •  "Really such a good idea. I found it absolutely fascinating." --Barry Davies, Legendary BBC Sports commentator
  • "Fantastic '66 stories make this a unique perspective on a fantastic moment in English sporting history." --National Football Museum, Manchester
  •  "In itself, Eastley's work makes for a fascinating historical footnote. But there is more. Each individual anecdote is superbly complemented by the contribution of Stuart Thomas, a photographer with a perceptive professional eye." --Football commentator Gerald Sinstadt in the Stoke Sentinel
  • "These are real stories by real people who, fortuitously, became part of an historical day. And by adding so much fresh material to the canon of literature about the 1966 World Cup, Eastley has produced the best of the many commemorative tomes about the fiftieth anniversary." --Soccerama