Media Release: Legendary football commentator, Archie Macpherson, launches A Game of Two Halves in Black & White

THE autobiography of one of Scotland’s most respected broadcasters, Archie Macpherson, is published today (15.10.09) by Edinburgh-based Black & White Publishing. Addressing controversies such as sectarianism as well as relating personal anecdotes, A Game of Two Halves is a candid, entertaining and informative autobiography.

For four decades Archie Macpherson has been one of Britain’s finest football commentators. Instantly recognisable, he’s never been short of an opinion or far from controversy. After joining the BBC full-time in 1969, he established himself not only as one of our foremost commentators but also as a cult figure in our national life.

In A Game of Two Halves, Archie Macpherson gives us his unique perspective on his life and career. As well as brilliant anecdotes – including his battles with Jock Stein, friendship and a spectacular falling out with Alex Ferguson and interviewing Terry Wogan in LA in a jacuzzi in an open-top limousine – Archie Macpherson also tackles tough issues like sectarianism, the state of commercial television and the future of the beautiful game.

A Game of Two Halves is a frank, enjoyable and stimulating autobiography which brings Archie Macpherson’s story and his passion for football to life with all his characteristic insight, humour and honesty.

Archie Macpherson was the principal commentator and presenter on Sportscene. In recent years, he has worked for Eurosport, Scottish Television, Radio Clyde, BBC Five Live and Setanta and has written four bestselling books. In 2005, he was presented with a BAFTA Award for special contribution to Scottish broadcasting.

Author of the bestselling, definitive biography of Jock Stein, Archie Macpherson’s autobiography A Game of Two Halves is published in hardback by Black & White on 15 October at £17.99.


Archie Macpherson is available for signings and interviews and copies of A Game of Two Halves are now available for review.

For further information please contact Alison McBride at Black & White Publishing Tel: 0131 625 4500 E:

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