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Launched in 2000, talkSPORT is the world’s biggest sports radio station and is Global Audio Partner of the Premier League.

As the only national radio station broadcasting sport 24 hours a day, talkSPORT brings passionate and informed coverage of the most exciting sports events of the year, as well as interviews with the biggest names in the sporting world.

In the UK, the station is an official broadcaster of the Barclays Premier League, the FA Cup, England internationals, the Capital One Cup and Aviva Premiership Rugby. talkSPORT has never had more live football broadcast rights, broadcasting major Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup games, as well as two Premier League matches almost every weekend throughout the season and key England fixtures.

Globally, talkSPORT broadcasts live commentary of every Barclays Premier League match all around the world in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Mandarin, as well as key FA Cup and Capital One Cup matches.

talkSPORT is available on 1089/1053AM, on digital radio, on mobile and online at talkSPORT.com


Books by talkSPORT

Is He All That?: Great Footballing Myths Shattered

Rights : Simon & Schuster UK (World)

Football is all about opinions, and few people hold more opinions about more topics than talkSPORT's host of the Drive show, Adrian Durham. Whether it is the quality of Arsenal's 'Invincibles' or the supposed brilliance of manager Jose Mourinho, you can bet that Durham will have a view on the matter. Just because everyone else agrees that Pele is the greatest footballer who ever lived, doesn't mean that Durham will agree with that view - and he will supply a whole range of fascinating reasons as to why he is right.

Packed with lively comment on so many of the questions that football fans love to argue about, this book is full of the one thing that all football supporters can relate to: passion. If you ever want to provoke a lively debate, Is He All That? is sure to provide you with plenty of material. It will make you question your assumptions about the game, make you think and make you laugh.

Ashes, Clashes and Bushy 'Taches: The Talksport Guide to Sport's Greatest Rivalry

Rights : Simon & Schuster UK (World)

With almost 140 years of history behind it, the Ashes have provided some of the greatest and funniest stories in sport - from touching moments, as when Andrew Flintoff consoled a distraught Brett Lee after England's narrow Test victory in 2005, to the truth about who holds the record for downing the most beers on the flight between the two countries.

With characteristic talkSPORT insight and irreverence, Portnoi looks back at the greatest players and matches in Ashes history, reveals some of the extraordinary goings-on in the changing rooms and unearths some of the most bizarre cricketing trivia. And yes: the bushiest tache of them all, Merv Hughes, does feature!

The TalkSPORT Book of Premier League Legends

Rights : Simon & Schuster UK (World)

In this wonderful celebration of all that is best about the world's greatest football league, talkSPORT has taken on the challenge of listing the 100 greatest Premiership legends.

Featuring contributions from many of talkSPORT's presenters, including Alan Brazil, Darren Gough and Stan Collymore, the talkSPORT team has drawn up its definitive listing of Premiership stars. Of course, being talkSPORT, nothing is straightforward and the opinions are hotly debated. Some surprising names make into the list, while others are relegated to the bottom or even fail to appear at all. Who comes out on top: Gianfranco Zola or Alan Shearer? How do you decide who's in and who's out from 20 years of footballing genius?

Each of the stars is fully profiled, with surprising and fascinating information revealed about all of them, and their individual ranking in the list is fully justified. In short, this book will not only provide great football memories of moments that won leagues, spared clubs from relegation, and drew stunned silence from watching crowds, but cause much controversy - just like talkSPORT itself.

Who Are Ya?: The talkSPORT Book of Football's Best Ever Chants

Rights : Simon & Schuster UK (World)

When Chelsea FC welcomed Turkish club Galatasaray in the Champions League, the home fans struck up a chorus of 'You're shish, and you know you are!'

In this comprehensive collection, talkSPORT has tracked down the wittiest and the best football chants of all time. Featuring contributions from stars of the station such as Alan Brazil and Andy Gray, this is a compendium of terrace banter that no fan should be without.

The Story of TalkSPORT: Inside the Wacky World of Britain's Wildest Radio Station

Rights : Simon & Schuster UK (World)

When talkSPORT first went on air on 17 January 2000, engineers were still wiring up the studios, and the furniture for the presenters had arrived only hours earlier. It was immediately clear that talkSPORT wasn't going to be like any other radio station.

In this compelling and hilarious account of how talkSPORT conquered the airwaves, Gershon Portnoi reveals all the great stories that make the station so popular among its dedicated audience - like the time part of a Test match commentary was conducted from the back of an elephant, or when Abu Hamza revealed how much he like belly dancing music. Including contributions from all the big names of talkSPORT, past and present, this book is as breathtaking and jaw-dropping as the station itself.

Why Are You So Fat?: The TalkSPORT Book of Cricket's Best Ever Sledges

Rights : Simon & Schuster UK (World)

When hefty Zimbabwean chicken farmer Eddo Brandes kept on playing and missing to an increasingly frustrated Glenn McGrath, the Australian had had enough and decided a bit of verbals were called for: 'Oi, Brandes, why the hell are you so fat?' Quick as a flash, the answer came back: 'Because every time I shag your missus, she gives me a biscuit.'

Few games have such a rich history of sledging as cricket, with the Australians famed masters of the art. This collection, featuring contributions from talkSPORT's own Darren Gough and Ronnie Irani as well as many other cricket stars, brings together the best examples from around the world. To be effective, sometimes the sledge can be funny, as when Andrew Flintoff urged Tino Best, who was struggling to lay a bat on the ball, to 'mind the windows' at Lord's. Best immediately charged down the pitch to attack Ashley Giles' next ball and was stumped. But sometimes an element of real menace can do the trick, as when Malcolm Marshall commented to a struggling David Boon: 'Now are you going to get out or am I going to have to bowl round the wicket and kill you?'