Pan Macmillan announces Geoff Shreeves' autobiography

The football insider’s pitch-side life story will be published in October 2022.

Matthew Cole, senior commissioning editor at Pan Macmillan, has bought World rights to Cheers Geoff! Tales from the Touchline by Geoff Shreeves.

Geoff Shreeves has worked at Sky Sports since its inception more than thirty years ago, helping launch their groundbreaking football coverage. His incredible career has taken him from signaling for the very first ball to be kicked in the Premier League to being a permanent fixture pitch side asking the tough questions of the biggest football stars.

Having been perfectly placed to witness all the most memorable matches, players, fights, rows and the greatest goals of the Premier League era, Cheers Geoff! is packed full of stories from Geoff’s incredible career. His interviews with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Frank Lampard and Alan Shearer have become the stuff of legend, but it is the close personal relationships Geoff has built with Sir Alex Ferguson, José Mourinho, Arsène Wenger, Steven Gerrard and many more of the game's star names which set him apart.

Geoff is the best reporter in the business and I am thrilled he is finally writing about his experiences. A natural storyteller, his book is absolutely stuffed with wildly entertaining and hilarious stories from in front, and behind, the camera.
Matthew Cole

I still can’t quite believe I have been on the touchline for thirty years and it’s been quite some experience looking back at those three decades and beyond. Going from working as an estate agent to being at the heart of television coverage of the Premier League has been an extraordinary journey, one packed with incidents, stories and big name characters from the world of football. Along the way I’ve encountered dozens of celebrities as well as having to get through some tough times including a mental health issue that nearly finished my career. I’m looking forward to sharing my story with the readers.
Geoff Shreeves

Cheers Geoff! Tales from the Touchline

by Geoff Shreeves

Book cover for Cheers Geoff! Tales from the Touchline

There are just a handful of people that have been ever present for the thirty years of the Premier League, but only one person has been at the very epicentre for the entire period: Geoff Shreeves. Packed full of hilarious stories on and off the pitch – including trying to teach Sir Michael Caine how to act, a frightening encounter with Mike Tyson, as well as getting a lift home from the World Cup with Mick Jagger – Cheers Geoff is a must-read for any fan of the beautiful game. 

Image: Geoff Shreeves photographed by Paul Marc Mitchell