Why Are We Always On Last?

Why Are We Always On Last?

Running Match of the Day and Other Adventures in TV and Football
Paul Armstrong
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Why Are We Always On Last? is a fly-on-the wall account of Paul Armstrong’s 30-year career working for BBC Sport, including 15 years as editor of Match of the Day. From a virtual BBC monopoly of sports coverage, Paul steered the show into the era of Sky and social media – working with everyone from Coleman and Clough to Lineker and Shearer.          

Click here to hear Paul Armstrong on talkSport's Hawksbee & Jacobs Show - at last, first on the bill! - discussing the joys and responsibilities of being the boss behind the scenes at Match of the Day.
Click here to hear Paul discussing how MOTD is made on This Football Life podcast.
Click here to view video footage of Paul on Look North.
Click here to view archive footage of Paul hard at work on Match of the Day.

About the author

Paul Armstrong edited the BBC's flagship Match of the Day programme for 15 years and worked on seven World Cups and five Olympic Games in almost 30 years at the Corporation. He has previously contributed to hundreds of programme scripts, and written numerous blogs - mostly defending his running orders - in a professional capacity, as well as material for Middlesbrough FC-related publications. This is his first book.

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