Got, Not Got is in the pot for the Sports Book of the Year*. Cooyer, eh? And to mark the accolade, Derek has taken a picture of himself holding up a previous prestigious top-drawer respectable football industry trophy he won**, hopefully bringing to mind a triumphant Wembley captain or SBOTY victor holding his prize aloft for all the world to see, like Kunta Kinte and his baby boy in ‘Roots’.
* At this point, maybe we should mention it’s only been nominated by the publisher, along with half the books Pitch Publishing put out last year. But still, we’re in three categories: Football BOTY, Illustrated SBOTY and (ahem) New SBOTY Writer of the Year.
** It’s a trophy Jimmy was given for taking part in a recent Under-10s football tournament. Harborough Town Under-10 B-Team: Played 7, Pts 0.