Old School

Old School

Beckett, bikes, balls and all

Liam Becket, Liam Beckett

Liam Beckett is old school. One of Northern Ireland's best-loved sports pundits, few can touch him when it comes to talking about road racing and football. Straight-talking, funny and generous, this is Liam Beckett - telling it like it is!
Date Published :
December 2019
Publisher :
Blackstaff Press
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781780732350
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
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$14.95

Overview
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Liam Beckett is old school. One of Northern Ireland’s best-loved sports pundits, few can touch him when it comes to talking about road racing and football. And he doesn’t just talk the talk, he’s walked the walk – he was Robert Dunlop’s mechanic and mentor for almost twenty years and during his ten-year football career he was both player and manager.

In this new book, Beckett talks frankly about what these sports mean to him, how they have changed and the challenges that lie ahead. Among other things, he talks passionately about his sporting heroes; relives the games he’ll never forget; gets stuck into those who co-opt sport into religion or politics; and opens up about the loss of William Dunlop and his decision to take a break from road racing.

Straight-talking, funny and generous, this is Liam Beckett – telling it like it is!

About The Author
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Liam Beckett was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim. He is a sports pundit on BBC Radio Ulster and writes a weekly football column for The Newsletter. He played football for Crusaders and Coleraine in the Irish League as well as for Drogheda in the League of Ireland before moving into management, first with his hometown team Ballymoney United, and also Cliftonville and Institute.After his playing career came to an end Beckett offered a young Robert Dunlop the use of a workshop at his house in Ballymoney. For the next 20 years, he worked as his mechanic/manager until Dunlop’s untimely death at the North West 200 in 2008.

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